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  • The first year

    The first year
    It should come as no surprise that negotiations on the state budget and other major parts of Gov. Larry Hogan's agenda continued until the last hours of this year's General Assembly session. The legislature is feeling its way through divided government,...
  • Hogan again slams Busch over budget

    Hogan again slams Busch over budget
    The General Assembly has left town, but bitterness lingers at the State House from the budget dispute that roiled the legislative session's final days. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, presiding over the biweekly meeting of the state's spending board,...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Hogan's budget cuts will hurt Maryland

    Hogan's budget cuts will hurt Maryland
    Gov. Larry Hogan says "it's good for the taxpayers of Maryland" ("Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget," April 14) that he is choosing not to fund the package of budget cut restorations the General Assembly had approved. One such cut is a 2...
  • Chesapeake Bay's surprising wins

    Chesapeake Bay's surprising wins
    Here's a sentence that nobody expected to be written this week: The 2015 legislative session turned out pretty well for the Chesapeake Bay and some other environmental causes. How that happened almost defies logic. While the state budget — and the...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ WASHINGTON MUST ACT NOW ON NEW FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL If you've ever driven Interstate 83 North on the way home from Baltimore, you've noticed the difference: a smooth and trouble-free stretch of highway turns...
  • Guthrie to announce student data privacy policy

    If you've ever downloaded an app for your smartphone, tablet or computer, chances are you've tapped or clicked through a legally binding user agreement without reading it. Carroll County Public Schools are hoping to protect student data from falling...
  • Our say: Another Tax Day brings more frustration

    Our say: Another Tax Day brings more frustration
    The federal government can't pass a budget and scrapes by with continuing resolutions. Maryland's politicians aren't that irresponsible, but often have slugfests over the state budget — as on Monday, when the General Assembly and the governor...
  • Bills strengthen group home oversight

    Bills strengthen group home oversight
    Advocates for the disabled are hopeful that legislation passed by the General Assembly will give Maryland regulators more tools to fix dangerous conditions at state-licensed facilities — such as the one where a 10-year-old Baltimore boy died last...
  • Questions abound as Cardin steps into larger role

    Ben Cardin, Maryland's junior U.S. senator, just got a promotion that makes him a big player on international issues. But will Cardin retain his focus on Maryland matters after he plunges into the elevated world of foreign affairs? Previously, Cardin,...
  • Hogan says he'll look again at spending

    Hogan says he'll look again at spending
    Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to soften his stance Tuesday on spending $200 million the General Assembly set aside for education, employee pay and health care, saying his team would review the budget and "see how much money we have to spend on what." The...