| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home.
Turnout plummeted in Baltimore city and...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The consequence of Larry Hogan's election as governor is that now Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch will go into stupid mode like they did when Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was governor. Maryland deserves...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Whether you approve or disapprove of gambling is irrelevant. I want all voters in Maryland to remember that Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. tried to get the state legislature to pass gambling during his term.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will fly to Colorado Friday for a weekend seminar held by the National Governors Association for incoming state chief executives.
According to Hogan's transition office, Hogan will attend sessions on such topics as assembling a...