| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:21 AM
In a year when budget cuts dominate debate in Annapolis, advocates for legalizing marijuana are mounting a renewed effort to get Maryland to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington state - if not now, then in a year or two.
A Colorado state...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at a Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters.
| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign pledge to repeal Maryland's so-called rain tax got a Senate hearing Tuesday, where a Republican county executive, a parade of business owners, and even one Democratic senator called the mandatory pollution cleanup fees unfair,...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:15 PM
A spokesman for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday called a gay lawmaker's request for a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana a "political stunt."
Democratic Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. called for the ban in response to an Indiana law that...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Friday that the General Assembly would not approve any of the tax cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this year, saying the state's priorities must be balancing the budget and providing adequate...