| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Maryland's 188 legislators will be sworn in tomorrow at the start of the General Assembly's 435th session, but the most important figure in Annapolis, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, won't join them until his inauguration a week later. This will be the third time...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Ned Carey and his son Pat Carey shifted the desk into position, angling it so that the elder Carey, when sitting, will be looking straight at his door in the House of Delegates' office building in Annapolis.
"I've been preparing for this day," said...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:45 PM
With only a few days to go until the annual gathering of lawmakers in Annapolis I wish the newcomers success in changing things a little. Thanks to the last session of the General Assembly, this session starts off with the state $750 million in the hole...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Van T. Mitchell, an Annapolis lobbyist who is Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice to serve as Maryland's health secretary, said Friday he will recuse himself from considering matters that involve his former clients.
Mitchell is part of a lobbying firm that...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Larry Hogan’s surprising victory will scramble Annapolis; here are some of the key questions about how divided government will work:
Can Hogan budget differently?
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan made slowing the growth of state spending and cutting taxes...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, developing a strategy for improving Maryland's economy, says Baltimore should be the state's primary economic engine.
"It should be a driver of the whole state," Hogan told The Baltimore Sun Tuesday. "It hasn't been as strong...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told some reporters this week what most State House observers have long suspected — we should not expect some sweeping reduction in taxes during the upcoming legislative session. He also produced a spirited...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
As the newbies gathered in the House chamber in Annapolis Wednesday, absorbing the sobering news of the $600-million budget hole they face in January, it was clear many had a lot to learn.
On Day 2 of orientation, no one had yet told the freshman...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future.
In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Baltimore's Del. Maggie McIntosh will take over the powerful role of chairing of the House Appropriations Committee, House Speaker Michael E. Busch announced Wednesday.
The appointment of McIntosh, a 22-year veteran Democrat, returns the gavel of the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Maryland voters made it more difficult for governors and lawmakers to raid funds designated for road and bridge repairs by approving a constitutional amendment to put those funds in a "lockbox."
Also approved at the ballot box Tuesday: a measure...