| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate approved a $1 billion financing plan Friday for an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings.
The measure passed easily on a bipartisan vote of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin announced Monday he would retire from the legislature next week and move to Texas to pursue a graduate degree in sports management.
Pipkin, 56, served as Republican's chief debater in the Maryland Senate, leading...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:13 AM
The surprise retirement of Senate Minority Leader E. J. Pipkin has set up a succession scramble for his Upper Eastern Shore seat that is shaping up as a possibly brutal internal struggle among 36th District Republicans.
The three GOP delegates from that...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The director of the Maryland Republican Party resigned without notice. One of its state delegates was arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related charge. And a virtual civil war broke out over who should replace a leading senator who's...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Republican Party's already contentious process of naming a successor to Sen. E. J. Pipkin, who recently resigned, got even messier Saturday as the chairwoman of one of four Upper Shore county central committees that would nominate a replacement...
| Aug 26, 2013
Your article about the inept Maryland Republican Party's struggles just scratches the surface ("GOP struggles to overcome adversity, Aug. 23). As an independent, non-ideological voter, I am nonpartisan in this affair, but you were very kind in your...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Inviting more jokes about the propensity of Maryland GOP to form circular firing squads, the Caroline County Republican Central Committee released a statement Tuesday night criticizing its counterpart in Queen Anne's County for permitting Gov. Martin O'...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's up to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's top Democrat, to choose the next Republican senator from the Upper Eastern Shore.
On Thursday the two candidates -- Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. of Cecil County and Del. Steve S. Hershey Jr. of Queen Anne's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Given a choice between two conservative Republican delegates to fill a vacancy in the Upper Eastern Shore's state Senate district, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley chose the less confrontational of the two.
O'Malley said Wednesday that he has appointed...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Given a choice between two conservative Republicans to fill a vacancy in the Upper Eastern Shore's state Senate district, Gov. Martin O'Malley chose the less confrontational legislator.
O'Malley said Wednesday that he has appointed Del. Stephen S....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The Senate gave its approval Wednesday to a comprehensive campaign finance reform bill after refusing to strip out a provision letting counties set up their own public-financing systems.
The measure, which passed on a 45-2 vote, would need to be...