| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's guests in the state's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included key politicians, campaign donors, and the family and friends of government officials, records show.
It's a mix of people designed to forge political...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:17 PM
The state Senate voted Thursday to significantly raise taxes on Marylanders earning half a million dollars or more — prompting complaints that liberals were bent on launching class warfare in the state.
The Senate's vote to adopt what is being...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:08 PM
For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming.
It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich, then a Georgia congressman, hatched the outlines of the "Contract with...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Despite high-profile races — including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials predict that turnout could fall...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:43 PM
House and Senate negotiators squared off Monday over the issue of taxes -- and the question wasn't whether to raise them but who should pay.
The five senators and five delegates on the revenue bill conference gathered in the afternoon at the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:16 PM
A wealthy Potomac businessman whose very candidacy challenged state Democratic leaders won a hotly contested congressional primary in Western Maryland on Tuesday, setting up a battle for the seat in November that will help decide control of the House of...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:44 PM
The three state legislators who lost in Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District primaries were back at work in Annapolis on Wednesday, as their parties tried to coalesce and focus on winning the Nov. 6 general election.
State Sen.Robert J. Garagiola,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:21 PM
General Assembly negotiators broke a prolonged standoff over the state budget late Thursday as the Senate agreed to spare Marylanders making under $100,000 any income tax increase.
The Senate proposal did not resolve the budget issues still facing the...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Pushing legislative brinkmanship to its limits, the General Assembly will go into the last scheduled day of its 90-day session Monday without an agreement on the one thing it must get done under Maryland's Constitution: pass a balanced budget.
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:31 PM
The Maryland General Assembly's regular 90-day session ended in disarray Monday at midnight as legislators failed to approve an income tax measure to which their leaders had agreed.
The lack of action meant that a so-called "doomsday" budget —...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Democratic lawmakers limped out of Annapolis Tuesday having enacted a "doomsday" budget that slashes spending for education and other services they do not want to cut — and with no clear plan on how to fix a political mess of their own making....