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  • Anthony Brown to run for House seat

    Anthony Brown to run for House seat
    WASHINGTON -- Former lieutenant governor Anthony G. Brown announced Thursday he is running for the House seat that will be left open by Rep. Donna F. Edwards' run for Senate. In an email to supporters, Brown said he chose to run for office again after...
  • Voting rights for ex-felons take step forward in Senate

    A bill is moving forward in the General Assembly that would restore an ex-felon's voting rights while he is on parole or probation. Senators debated the bill for an hour on Thursday, weighing the appropriate time for the restoration of someone's voting...
  • Maryland environment chief talks about importance of groundwater in visit to Hickory Elementary

    Maryland Secretary of the Environment Benjamin H. Grumbles visited Hickory Elementary School Wednesday as part of the observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8 to 14. Grumbles talked to a group of 50 Hickory Elementary fifth-grade...
  • State's cohesive delegation confronted with electoral rift

    The fast-moving race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski could divide Maryland's normally cohesive congressional delegation, observers said Tuesday, as two House Democrats began to square off over political ideologies and allegiances. With a...
  • Hogan gets competitive on business competitiveness

    Hogan gets competitive on business competitiveness
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch took umbrage this week when Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters in an impromptu press conference that the legislature's two presiding officers were "parroting" his views on the business...
  • Van Hollen lobbying state lawmakers for Senate bid

    Van Hollen lobbying state lawmakers for Senate bid
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen worked both chambers of the Maryland State House Tuesday, gathering support for his nascent senate bid. "I'm talking about our common ideals and what we could do together if I were to have the fortune of being elected senator," Van...
  • Why Maryland needs a broader false claims law

    Why Maryland needs a broader false claims law
    As Maryland's leaders work to close a state budget shortfall and make government more accountable, we need every tool at our disposal. One particularly effective instrument in protecting taxpayer money is called the False Claims Act. For the federal...
  • Committee votes down governor's stormwater fee repeal bill

    Gov. Larry Hogan says he is confident Maryland's mandated "rain tax" will soon be dried up, even though a Senate committee on Tuesday rejected his bill to repeal stormwater management fees. Hogan told reporters Tuesday that it doesn't matter to him...
  • Smigiel says he's looking at run for Congress in 1st

    Smigiel says he's looking at run for Congress in 1st
    Former Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr., a leader of the libertarian wing of the Maryland Republican Party, said Tuesday that he's considering a run for the GOP nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House. Smigiel's statement, which came in an...
  • Hogan says Miller, Busch are 'parroting' his views on business climate

    Hogan says Miller, Busch are 'parroting' his views on business climate
    Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that he is excited that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch are now "parroting" his message about the need for Maryland to improve its competitiveness with other states. In an impromptu...
  • Assembly weighs bills to help ex-offenders overcome past

    Assembly weighs bills to help ex-offenders overcome past
    In a shift from the "tough on crime" rhetoric of years past, some Maryland lawmakers are questioning whether the state has gone overboard in punishing ex-offenders long after they have paid their dues and returned to the street. "Restorative justice...