| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Capitalizing on a GOP surge nationally, Maryland Republicans picked up nine seats in the General Assembly, where they have been the minority party for years.
The GOP had targeted several battleground districts — in Baltimore County, Southern...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home.
Turnout plummeted in Baltimore city and...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The consequence of Larry Hogan's election as governor is that now Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch will go into stupid mode like they did when Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was governor. Maryland deserves...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Whether you approve or disapprove of gambling is irrelevant. I want all voters in Maryland to remember that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. tried to get the state legislature to pass gambling during his term.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House...