| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Lawmakers announced Friday they have shifted $20 million in the state capital budget for school construction, freeing up $3 million for Anne Arundel.
The new funding will be matched by the county for a total of $6 million that could lead to new gym or...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 10:29 AM
There are a lot of reminders for this week's column!
•First, remember that the City of Annapolis government offices are closed on Wednesday to observe Maryland Day. Refuse and recycling will not be affected and Annapolis Transit will operate on a...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:38 PM
An unusual alliance of Republicans and urban liberals defeated a bill in the House Friday night that have raised filing fees for civil cases in order to help pay for a new computerized court records system now being installed.
The legislation, which had...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and General Assembly Democrats reached a deal Wednesday to settle a fight over how to curb bay-fouling pollutants flowing off farms.
The compromise on chicken manure resolves a partisan conflict that stalled progress on...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Electing judges by popular vote is a bad idea. Experience has taught this lesson over and over again. If you want judges to be impartial and fair (or at least appear to be), you don't force them to act like politicians making promises and seeking campaign...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 10:45 AM
When you elect as governor someone who has spent his life in real estate, you expect he knows how to make a deal. Gov. Larry Hogan's response to the House Appropriations Committee's significant re-writing of his budget proposal suggests that may prove...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch took umbrage this week when Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters in an impromptu press conference that the legislature's two presiding officers were "parroting" his views on the business...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen worked both chambers of the Maryland State House Tuesday, gathering support for his nascent senate bid.
"I'm talking about our common ideals and what we could do together if I were to have the fortune of being elected senator," Van...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that he is excited that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch are now "parroting" his message about the need for Maryland to improve its competitiveness with other states.
In an impromptu...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Fourteen years ago, O.J. Brigance delivered the first tackle in the Ravens' first Super Bowl win.
On Tuesday, testifying with a machine that replaced the voice taken from him by ALS, the former linebacker told Maryland lawmakers that his most significant...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:50 PM
It's been more than 15 years since Dick Israel's body started to revolt.
Back then, in the early days of his Parkinson's disease, Israel still wrote legal opinions in flowery script from an old-fashioned fountain pen, churning out advice for the General...