| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:37 AM
As many Marylanders are busy preparing for the holidays, the state's politicians are scurrying to raise money for an election next summer.
The political calendar is chock full of breakfasts, luncheons and evening receptions geared toward gathering as...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I thought I was on the Joke of the Day website when I saw The Sun's recommendation that the legislature investigate the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act ("Maryland's ACA debacle," Dec. 10).
Gov. Martin O'Malley has probably already called...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Legislative leaders said Friday raising Maryland's minimum wage could involve boosting the rate statewide and letting prosperous counties increase it even further.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch told county...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Radio advertisements praising Maryland's new gun law will begin airing in the Baltimore area this week, advocates said, and two prominent area Democrats will lend their voices to supporting the campaign.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Baltimore...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who was censured by by his peers in 2012 over an ethics scandal, has drawn an opponent to his 2014 re-election from within his district delegation.
Del. Melony G. Griffith, a four-term lawmaker, said Wednesday that she will...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller have held on to their respective jobs longer than anyone in Maryland history, but they haven't done it alone. Both are known for top-notch staffs led by politically savvy, resilient...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called for Del. Don Dwyer Jr. to reassess his personal and political lives after the three-term Republican was charged with drunken driving Tuesday — months after pleading guilty to operating a boat while...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr., the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is the frequent target of accusations that his public role and private interests conflict. That criticism usually boils down to a disagreement...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley and state lawmakers for the first time dipped into a $100 million fund set aside to deal with the impact of the federal sequester, lessening the blow of automatic federal spending cuts on the state's poor and elderly.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:12 PM
A powerful voice joined the growing chorus to raise the state's minimum wage Thursday as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said it was time for Maryland to act.
"Blue-collar people are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet," Miller said....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Increasing the minimum wage in Maryland will do nothing but hurt wage earners and businesses ("Miller adds his voice to call for higher minimum wage," Sept. 6). If Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike...