| Feb 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It is the leadership of the Maryland General Assembly that is acting like spoiled children over Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State speech, and they are the ones who should watch out ("Senate delays confirmation of Hogan nominees," Feb. 6).
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:55 PM
Some lawmakers said Monday that the General Assembly should change a school funding formula that gives great weight to property values — and is projected to cost Baltimore millions of dollars in lost state aid for next year.
But others say a...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:23 AM
We doubt Gov. Larry Hogan intended to make Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's head explode with his State of the State speech last week, but it might wind up working out for him politically, if not for the people of the state substantively. The...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:31 PM
The Maryland Senate delayed the confirmation of five nominees to Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet on Friday, the latest sign of growing tension between the new Republican governor and Democrats who dominate the legislature.
The delay comes two days after...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:06 PM
Still fuming at what they consider the partisanship of Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State address, the General Assembly's Democratic leaders predicted Thursday that most of the governor's legislative agenda would fail.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan used his first State of the State address to follow through on a campaign promise, vowing Wednesday to push for tax relief for small businesses, motorists and some retirees, and to seek repeal of a controversial stormwater fee.
| 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 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:35 PM
His gut-level disdain for the New England Patriots would be reason enough for Bill West to get stoked about Super Bowl XLIX. But like millions of Americans, the Ravens fan plans to raise the stakes by putting a little money on the outcome.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and members of the Legislative Black Caucus spoke out Thursday against cuts Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed in state aid for local education.
Miller said legislators acknowledge the need to cut state spending, but...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:58 PM
Beyond spending cuts for next year, Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the General Assembly for an array of permanent, long-term budget reductions — for public schools, private colleges, libraries and economic development aid for farmers.