| Jun 19, 2015
| 3:00 PM
The Maryland Democratic Party has hired a former aide to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch for its top staff position.
In a memo circulated Friday to members of the party's executive committee, Chairman D....
| Jun 19, 2015
| 1:09 PM
The Maryland Democratic Party has named a new interim executive director.
D. Bruce Poole, the party chairman, announced in an email Friday that Pat Murray has been chosen to work on an interim basis.
Murray will start in early July, and his nomination...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 6:24 AM
The 2015 Maryland legislative session — like the gubernatorial race and the County Council deliberations — treated us to an endless, noisy, mind-numbing debate about stormwater fees. Opponents scored political points by deliberately...
| May 31, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Herb McMillan is on the 2018 fundraising path already, and he's brought Winston Churchill along.
In a email sent to supporters, the Republican delegate from Annapolis quotes the late British Prime Minister's "Now is not the end ..." speech —...
| May 27, 2015
| 5:51 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 6:21 PM
A group of thinkers from government, academia and nonprofits unveiled Monday the last piece of a three-year, $3.5 million plan outlining ways to address poverty and other deeply entrenched problems facing the Baltimore region.
The catch: It's not...
| May 24, 2015
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.
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:43 AM
Abraham Lincoln, arguably the nation's greatest president, said in 1858: "Public sentiment is everything." Apparently, the Maryland General Assembly didn't get the word. This year, it again defied public sentiment by refusing to end gerrymandering, the...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:22 PM
House and Senate fiscal leaders agreed Friday on a $40.5 billion budget plan with what they hope are enough sweeteners to break an impasse with Gov. Larry Hogan and shake loose money for education and health, and to avoid a state employee pay cut.
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:29 AM
Good morning, Baltimore! Here’s what you need to know for 'opening day' Friday:
We’re in for a stormy Friday, which means if you’re playing hooky from work and heading to Camden Yards for Opening Day this afternoon, you...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:22 PM
The rift between Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic lawmakers over the state budget widened Thursday, with the governor and House Speaker Michael E. Busch digging in their heels and making provocative moves and statements.
Hogan submitted a supplemental...