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  • Hogan, Busch work to put feud behind them

    When Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael E. Busch finished the 2015 General Assembly session at odds, it came as no surprise to many expecting a clash between the state's new Republican governor and one of its most powerful Democrats. Now both...
  • Letters: County grants; Gambling laws; Dinner coverage; Help with hardships; Reckless drivers; Oyster Partnership; Shock Trauma

    County grants In response to the guest column by Nancy Schrum, the director of constituent services for Anne Arundel County (The Capital, May 20): Local impact is certainly what matters when the county makes grant award decisions. Nonprofits engage...
  • Pre-K must be a higher priority

    Pre-K must be a higher priority
    Pre-kindergarten "gave the children a taste of what was coming," declares S. Sufrin, a kindergarten teacher at Arlington Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore. ("New assessments show half of Maryland's students ready for kindergarten," May 20)...
  • A misguided protest

    A misguided protest
    Commuters driving into Baltimore from the south today were understandably chagrined to find themselves stuck in unusually heavy traffic that extended from the beltway all the way into downtown. The cause? A demonstration led by the Rev. Jamal Bryant...
  • Hogan's softer road

    Hogan's softer road
    Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan essentially wrapped up the 2015 legislative calendar by deciding the fate of some of the more controversial bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. While one can debate the merits of some of his individual...
  • City schools lay off employees in central office shake-up

    City schools lay off employees in central office shake-up
    More than 150 Baltimore city school employees received layoff notices Wednesday, part of a promised cost-saving measure in city schools CEO Gregory Thornton's first budget. School officials said that 159 staff positions were eliminated and another 16...
  • Rawlings-Blake criticizes protesters for blocking traffic in Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake criticizes protesters for blocking traffic in Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday criticized both Gov. Larry Hogan over his recent funding decisions and a group of protesters led by Pastor Jamal Bryant who blocked traffic coming into Baltimore -- a decision she suggested could have prevented...
  • Hogan sticks to 'tax-cut mantra' at expense of other areas of need

    Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan Jr. continues to walk a narrow path seemingly aimed more at securing his re-election than confronting some of Maryland's most pressing problems. For Hogan, it's all about cutting spending so he can reduce...
  • MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month

    MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month
    State-mandated fare increases on local buses, MARC trains and other Maryland Transit Administration services will go into effect on June 25, the MTA announced Tuesday. The base fare on local buses, light rail and Metro trains will increase from $1.60...
  • Hager named as legislative liaison

    Hager named as legislative liaison
    Carroll County will soon have another voice in Annapolis tasked with fighting for residents' concerns by assisting legislators in developing and reviewing bills with the potential to affect the county. Phil Hager, the county's director of the Department...
  • At Korean War Memorial in Baltimore, ceremony recalls sacrifice and impact

    At Korean War Memorial in Baltimore, ceremony recalls sacrifice and impact
    Friends, relatives and former comrades of Joseph "Joey" Taormino, killed in North Korea on Nov. 5, 1951, were among those who gathered Monday for a Memorial Day ceremony in Canton Waterfront Park. Taormino, a light-weapons infantryman, was just 22...