| May 5, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Maryland's top Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday announced a new group that will study public safety issues highlighted by the Freddie Gray case.
The bi-partisan, 20-member panel is charged with recommending laws the legislature should consider when it...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:25 AM
There appears to be no appetite in Annapolis for a special session of the legislature to address anything related to the Freddie Gray case.
While top lawmakers are considering forming a work group to discuss criminal justice issues, neither Gov. Larry...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 7:00 AM
I strongly disagree with the premise of your recent editorial "Hogan's choice" (April 14).
The piece claims that Gov. Larry Hogan must compromise with Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis or risk being a one-term governor. That's baloney.
| Apr 19, 2015
The General Assembly session started with hymns to bipartisanship so fervent one half expected to see rose petals dropping from the State House rafters. It was a bit much to expect the legislature to adjourn the same way — this is Maryland, after...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 12:02 PM
The fight between Gov. Larry Hogan and state Democrats over education funding could be far from over.
At Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's behest, lawmakers passed a bill that would require the Republican governor to send more money next year...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to soften his stance Tuesday on spending $200 million the General Assembly set aside for education, employee pay and health care, saying his team would review the budget and "see how much money we have to spend on what."
| 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,...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:31 PM
A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship ended Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget.
Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:22 PM
The rift between Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic lawmakers over the state budget widened Thursday, with the governor and House Speaker Michael E. Busch digging in their heels and making provocative moves and statements.
Hogan submitted a supplemental...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 12:33 PM
The General Assembly's two top leaders dismissed a Twitter message from Gov. Larry Hogan's camp boasting of having won their districts in last year's election, saying Thursday that they took it in stride even as their staff members expressed outrage....
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Regarding The Sun's editorial on the stormwater management fee ("Carroll talks sense on stormwater," April 3), let's first explain Gov. Larry Hogan's position in my opinion. He proposed to get rid of the "rain tax," the legislature voted that down and...