| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said he will wait until after his inauguration next year to discuss policy plans for his new administration.
Until then, he said, advocates can continue to wonder about the specifics.
"They should keep on guessing because I'm...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will fly to Colorado Friday for a weekend seminar held by the National Governors Association for incoming state chief executives.
According to Hogan's transition office, Hogan will attend sessions on such topics as assembling 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...