| May 27, 2015
| 5:51 PM
Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan essentially wrapped up the 2015 legislative calendar by deciding the fate of some of the more controversial bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. While one can debate the merits of some of his individual...
| May 23, 2015
| 2:02 PM
I posed a question to Barbara Mikulski: Does Maryland's long-serving senator, a Democrat and former social worker, regret playing a key role 20 years ago in killing the federal Moving To Opportunity project, given new research that shows Baltimore's...
| 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,...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:26 PM
WASHINGTON -- A former aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and speechwriter for Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. created a federal campaign account Monday to explore running for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat.
Chrys Kefalas, a 35-year-old Parkville...
| 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...
| May 8, 2015
| 11:34 AM
The news that University System of Maryland schools will increase tuition by 5 percent next academic year — and in some cases by more than that — is doubtless unwelcome for students and their parents. A college education is expensive as it is,...
| 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'...
| 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 —...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Pushing against a stiff political headwind, environmental activists and their allies are urging Maryland lawmakers to double down on the state's commitment to "clean" electricity.
As the General Assembly began its 90-day session in Annapolis this week,...
| 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 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...