| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly honored a true Maryland hero: Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland and integrate the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Speaker Michael Busch rightly compared Hill to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:57 AM
At a time when income inequality is one of the nation's most-discussed issues, the tax that appears to have the best chance of being cut in heavily Democratic Maryland this year is one that is only paid by millionaires.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:09 PM
All insurers selling policies on the state's health care exchange have agreed to extend the enrollment deadline for coverage that begins Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday.
Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare and Evergreen Health Co-op on Tuesday...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming the Maryland House of Delegates chamber Thursday to resemble the U.S. Senate. The television series will take over the State House next week.
The more than 230-year-old building...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Archbishop William E. Lori writes that religious freedom is under threat in the United States by the exclusion of religious values from public life ("Religious freedom under threat in U.S.," June 16). This is difficult to understand in Maryland where...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
As the Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" took over the Maryland State House for filming this week, House Speaker Michael E. Busch found himself not only hushed by film crews outside his office, but also outranked by his wife.
Crews from the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Wednesday that he will make sure that legislation to repeal Maryland's death penalty gets a vote in his chamber if the governor lines up enough support for approval.
Despite his personal support of the death...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the era before electronic signatures needs a fresh look.
"Our forefathers never...