| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others.
With billions in backing from the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:03 AM
On the November ballot, voters across Maryland will face Question 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that places restrictions on the ability of the next governor and General Assembly to use transportation money to help balance the general fund. The...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations.
Hogan's campaign said Wednesday that it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:45 AM
I was somewhat confused by Dan Rodricks' column on the low turnout in last week's primary elections ("Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment," June 25).
I mean, why is he shocked at the low voter turnout? Voter apathy is a direct...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday rant about the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups ("Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?" June 29) raised a basic question in my mind: Why should tea party groups get tax exempt status?...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year."
Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate.
The state FOP...