| 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 10, 2015
| 12:10 PM
One thing's certain about the General Assembly session that opens Wednesday: It will feature a budget fight.
Otherwise, the 435th session of Maryland's legislature is unpredictable.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has been singularly focused on state spending,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future.
In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:56 PM
One NFL Sunday, Laurence Jones said, he discovered a small slice of Las Vegas. In Delaware.
The Burtonsville resident is among countless Marylanders whose fondness for football or gambling — or both — has led them to check out one of the...