| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:30 PM
A House committee voted along party lines Friday to kill Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to repeal the so-called "rain tax.''
Dealing a blow to one of the Republican governor's top legislative priorities, the Democratic majority of the House Environmental...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan defended his funding of education Thursday while also declaring that "our children deserve better" than the school options available to them.
The new governor is pushing for expansion of charter schools by loosening rules that some say...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 11:00 AM
The daily interchange of letters from veterans, retired teachers and others regarding the merits or flaws in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to make veteran's pensions tax exempt reveals what I believe the governor really wanted ("Veterans aren't getting...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:25 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Wednesday that Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee to head the Maryland Higher Education Commission could face a rocky confirmation process.
At the same time, Miller said he intends to vote to approve Hogan's...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:19 AM
The top Democrat and leading Republican in the Maryland Senate have proposed a state constitutional amendment that would raise the mandatory retirement age for the state’s judges from 70 to 75.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Minority...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 1:50 PM
It's been more than 15 years since Dick Israel's body started to revolt.
Back then, in the early days of his Parkinson's disease, Israel still wrote legal opinions in flowery script from an old-fashioned fountain pen, churning out advice for the General...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Following through on a campaign promise, Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled legislation Tuesday that would repeal Maryland's requirement that its largest counties impose a fee to pay for stormwater cleanup. Critics call it the "rain tax."
Hogan said his...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:53 PM
Declaring that Maryland can no longer depend on the federal government for job growth, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman R. Augustine presented state legislators Thursday with a list of steps they could take to improve its ability to compete for business....