Capital Gazette: Gov. Martin O’Malley defended the troubled roll out of the state’s health care exchange on CNN. He defended the issues with Maryland Health Connection saying that establishing the website was a “complex IT challenge.”
Baltimore Sun: During a surge in gun purchases that overwhelmed Maryland's background check system last year after the state passed stricter gun laws, 200 residents banned from owning firearms were able to buy guns.
The Daily Record: The state Senate could vote on rule changes that would allow for online streaming of voting sessions in standing committees.
(Hagerstown) Herald-Mail: Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington County, will introduce legislation cutting the state's personal and corporate income tax as well as eliminating the state's estate tax.
Maryland Reporter: Del. Johnny Wood, a seven term Democrat from St. Mary's County, told fellow legislators that he has "had enough" and that he will not seek reelection.