| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:17 AM
In the grand scheme of last-minute collapses in Maryland budget negotiations, the one Monday night wasn't so terrible — the 2012 debacle that led to two special legislative sessions and a gambling expansion referendum was much worse. Nonetheless,...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Political pundits like to label gratuitous political gaffes as "unforced errors" — mistakes that come out of right field without warning or reason.
These events are given extra analysis because they are unexpected and uncalled for —...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made clear Wednesday she thinks it’s imperative a candidate from Baltimore run for Senate. What she didn’t confirm was whether she wants to be that person.
“I hope I’ve been clear about how much...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Buddy Roogow, the longtime Maryland Lottery director who left to run the D.C. Lottery in 2009, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday after suffering an aneurysm, the Washington agency announced. He was 65.
Mr. Roogow's sudden illness...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:03 AM
Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate has hired two veteran political operatives that previously worked for former Gov. Martin O'Malley -- both of whom have deep statewide campaign experience.
Tom Russell, who served as campaign manager for O'...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:49 AM
An attorney and former legal aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told supporters in an email Wednesday he is considering a run for Senate in Maryland -- adding his name to a relatively short list of Republicans who are considering the contest....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:19 PM
WASHINGTON -- Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor of Maryland, said Wednesday that she will consider running for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski -- adding her name to a long list of Democrats in the state who are...
| 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 2, 2015
| 7:16 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek re-election in 2016 after more than four decades in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful politicians began to position themselves for...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera has been tapped for service by three Maryland governors based on her expertise in science and higher education. Most recently, she was named acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Republican Gov. Larry...