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  • Does Hogan deserve credit for state's AAA bond rating?

    Does Hogan deserve credit for state's AAA bond rating?
    This month Maryland retained the stellar AAA bond rating from Moody's that it has held since 1970. Should Gov. Larry Hogan get the credit? Hogan thinks so. On Feb. 19, the governor hailed the reaffirmation of the top rating for creditworthiness on his...
  • Hogan defends education spending

    Hogan defends education spending
    Gov. Larry Hogan defended his funding of education Thursday while also declaring that "our children deserve better" than the school options available to them. The new governor is pushing for expansion of charter schools by loosening rules that some say...
  • Hogan's game of divide and conquer

    Hogan's game of divide and conquer
    The daily interchange of letters from veterans, retired teachers and others regarding the merits or flaws in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to make veteran's pensions tax exempt reveals what I believe the governor really wanted ("Veterans aren't getting...
  • Redistricting reform is in spotlight – and in bills

    Redistricting reform is in spotlight – and in bills
    Some state lawmakers are hopeful the stars are aligned for Maryland to change the way it draws its political districts — a process that has resulted in some of the most convoluted maps in America. Their hopes were bolstered recently when...
  • Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials

    Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials
    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at a Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters. Hogan...
  • There was an election. Did Mike Miller notice?

    There was an election. Did Mike Miller notice?
    It bewilders me how Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller likes to ignore the fact that his candidate lost the election for governor. The voters in this state want lower taxes, not the same old wasteful spending like there is no bottom that has been...
  • Mr. Hogan's run-off trap

    Mr. Hogan's run-off trap
    Here's something all Marylanders can agree on: It sure would be stupid to tax the rain. Fortunately, the state doesn't do it and never has, despite what one may hear from Gov. Larry Hogan whose recent "truth to power" State of the State address would have...
  • Health, environmental groups seek fracking moratorium

    Health, environmental groups seek fracking moratorium
    Public health and environmental advocates gathered in Annapolis Thursday to push for a long-term moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, arguing that more time is needed to look into health threats posed by the drilling process commonly called...
  • Hogan proposes tax relief in four areas

    Hogan proposes tax relief in four areas
    Gov. Larry Hogan used his first State of the State address to follow through on a campaign promise, vowing Wednesday to push for tax relief for small businesses, motorists and some retirees, and to seek repeal of a controversial stormwater fee. "The...
  • 'Open for business' in Md.

    'Open for business' in Md.
    The political momentum exists to make the changes everyone wants to improve Maryland, and now is the time to come together to make that happen. But it will take more than highway signs and campaign slogans to turn that momentum into policy changes...
  • Democrats vow to fight Hogan education cuts

    Democrats vow to fight Hogan education cuts
    General Assembly Democrats and the state teachers union vowed Tuesday to fight what they called unacceptable cuts to education aid proposed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. House Speaker Michael E. Busch and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman...