| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has rarely exercised his power to grant clemency to convicted criminals over his two terms, even as many gubernatorial counterparts have been more lenient amid a changing attitude toward these acts of mercy.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration.
In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
When we sat down a year ago to reflect on what happened in Maryland politics in 2013, we wrote that progressive politics were on the ascent — and so was the backlash to them. This year proved both observations to be true, but with the conclusion...
| Dec 27, 2014
Around this time last year, the question of whether and when businessman Larry Hogan would enter the race for Maryland governor was of small interest beyond some hard-core Republican Party activists. Concocting a path for him to actually win was at that...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:14 PM
In "Back to the Future Part II," the popular science fiction comedy of 1989, Doc Brown, the verbose inventor played by Christopher Lloyd, and Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, travel forward in time to try to keep Marty's future son from going to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The competition for Maryland's stem cell research grants will be stiffer than ever as applications flood in next month, forcing officials to be more selective even as scientists worry that the state's fiscal problems and a new administration in...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Somewhere along the way, as Maryland's revenue picture went from bad to worse, a scary term entered the Annapolis lexicon: the 'structural deficit.'" So said The Baltimore Sun on February 9, 2003 as then-Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. proposed a plan...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan added to his growing Cabinet Tuesday, nominating four men to posts in his new administration.
Hogan picked two former Ehrlich advisers, his campaign treasurer and a career police officer to lead departments in his Republican...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Larry Hogan’s surprising victory will scramble Annapolis; here are some of the key questions about how divided government will work:
Can Hogan budget differently?
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan made slowing the growth of state spending and cutting taxes...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Van T. Mitchell, an Annapolis lobbyist who is Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice to serve as Maryland's health secretary, said Friday he will recuse himself from considering matters that involve his former clients.
Mitchell is part of a lobbying firm that...