| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said he plans to unveil a $39 billion spending plan Wednesday that contains no new taxes or fees but calls for a 3 percent increase in college tuition.
The final budget of O'Malley's two terms fails to reach the goal he set early...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Gov. Martin O’Malley released excerpts of his final State of the State speech Thursday morning. His address to a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly begins at noon and will be live streamed at baltimoresun.com.
Below are the excerpts O'...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates.
These are two bad ideas...
| Jan 1, 2014
In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week.
On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Carolyn Jacobi's broad-brimmed hat and cape stood out bright red against a gray afternoon recently at Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, a combined pet and human cemetery, the latest stop in her 18-year national crusade for the buried dead and...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I'd like to set the record straight regarding your editorial on tax benefits for military retirees ("No to tax breaks for military retirees," Nov. 12).
Unfortunately, your editorial responded to claims of politicians who for the past 12 years have...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The budding political career of Jolene Ivey began when she was elected class representative as a senior at High Point High in Beltsville in 1978.
"It was the first time I ran for anything. You would have thought I was running for president of the United...