| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:30 AM
I hope in his inaugural address Larry Hogan gives thanks to his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, as well as to the Democratic-controlled legislature for their great help in getting him elected.
In my more than 64 years of voting and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Maryland's 188 legislators will be sworn in tomorrow at the start of the General Assembly's 435th session, but the most important figure in Annapolis, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, won't join them until his inauguration a week later. This will be the third time...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:45 AM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will propose tax cuts in his first legislative session, despite a roughly $750 million budget hole he will have to fill.
Democratic legislative leaders, however, urged caution in pushing to cut taxes this...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told some reporters this week what most State House observers have long suspected — we should not expect some sweeping reduction in taxes during the upcoming legislative session. He also produced a spirited...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Sen. Bobby Zirkin, who cast the pivotal vote in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to repeal Maryland's death penalty, will take over the chairmanship of that panel, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced Wednesday.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will propose legislation to repeal the storm water remediation fee derided by Republicans as the "rain tax" in his first legislative package next year, his transition team confirmed Wednesday.
The decision, reported on Twitter...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller faced the task of selecting a new chairman for the Judicial Proceedings Committee to replace Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh, he had a choice between two well qualified but contrasting candidates: Sen....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he is likely to push for changes to make it easier to open and operate charter schools.
"We're going to do everything we can to expand the use of charter schools. It's a great idea," Hogan said, adding that...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Maryland voters made it more difficult for governors and lawmakers to raid funds designated for road and bridge repairs by approving a constitutional amendment to put those funds in a "lockbox."
Also approved at the ballot box Tuesday: a measure...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Capitalizing on a GOP surge nationally, Maryland Republicans picked up nine seats in the General Assembly, where they have been the minority party for years.
The GOP had targeted several battleground districts — in Baltimore County, Southern...