| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values.
Rutherford, who is African-American, came to 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...
| 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...