| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:44 AM
The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates are expected to conference this week on the one thing they are required to do by the Maryland Constitution — pass a balanced budget.
Budget conferences are sometimes dramatic, sometimes not. It depends on...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:29 PM
A Senate committee cut a swath through Gov. Larry Hogan's first-year legislative agenda Friday as it said no to several of his flagship initiatives, including a halt to increases in the gas tax.
In a voting session that lasted less than an hour, the...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 11:57 AM
A key state Senate panel spent Wednesday dismantling Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to expand charter schools, redrafting it to allow for only small changes to Maryland's program for alternative schools.
Democratic senators on the Education, Health &...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on a pledge to increase the number of charter schools in the state, which currently has one of the most restrictive charter school laws in the nation. By making charter schools easier to open and operate in Maryland,...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:28 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan's nomination of Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera to be Maryland's secretary of higher education has run into trouble in the General Assembly.
A key Senate committee has twice postponed votes on Hunter-Cevera's nomination to review complaints...
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Tuesday urged fellow senators to make "a good faith effort" to pass some version of the governor's bill to expand charter schools - especially if they wanted more money for public schools.
The charter school...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:48 AM
U.S. Rep. John Delaney, considered a potential candidate to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, paid a call on the Maryland General Assembly Thursday but said he remains undecided on whether he will jump into the Democratic primary race.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 8:57 AM
The Senate moved Wednesday to give Marylanders convicted of some minor offenses an opportunity to have their criminal record shielded from public view.
Democrats and previously skeptical Republicans came together to give preliminary approval to the...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch took umbrage this week when Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters in an impromptu press conference that the legislature's two presiding officers were "parroting" his views on the business...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that he is excited that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch are now "parroting" his message about the need for Maryland to improve its competitiveness with other states.
In an impromptu...