| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
It doesn't take a doctor to diagnose Fix-is-in Disease, the condition common to politicians who look out for favored individuals. In the recent outbreak in Annapolis, the warning signs are too painfully obvious for most anyone to ignore.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Certain elements of the liberal intelligentsia believe that because Maryland is a "well run state" that provides such an exhaustive and expansive number of government services to taxpayers that our government is also well run. In a well run government,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders are pushing for a new system to quickly determine whether criminal suspects are eligible for release without bail — a move they say will resolve constitutional concerns over the rights of defendants...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Drama over stormwater fees continues in Anne Arundel County, where a proposal by Del. Steve Schuh to exempt the county from the fees was met with resistance from fellow delegates last week.
Schuh's bill would remove Anne Arundel from the list of 10...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:13 AM
At first, leaders of the General Assembly were promising as many hearings as it would take to get to the bottom of the failure of Maryland's health care exchange website. Then they decided to put off questions about what went wrong until an audit that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:56 PM
With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive.
At the top...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Del. Don Dwyer, already serving weekend jail time after his second alcohol-related offense, is now a lawmaker without a committee in Annapolis.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch removed the Anne Arundel County Republican from the House Ways & Means...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized Friday to fellow members of the House of Delegates for bringing "undue attention" to the General Assembly.
"I ask you for your forgiveness," Dwyer...