| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:53 PM
DURHAM, Ore. — Oregon officials will vote Friday on whether to become the first state to scrap its troubled insurance exchange and switch to the federal system, after spending an estimated $248 million on an ambitious exchange that failed in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In a single issue, The Baltimore Sun had three articles I found interesting. The first was "Brown: Gansler comments 'reckless'" (April 23). I agree with the lieutenant governor that Attorney General Douglas Gansler's remarks show a lack of judgment...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown gave a rousing pro-worker speech to a ballroom filled with union representatives Monday night, thanking organized labor for helping pass his vote-approved tax hike in 2012 and worker's compensation reform and...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Responding to growing public support for medical use of marijuana, the House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would allow specially licensed physicians in Maryland to recommend the drug to patients with debilitating medical conditions....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money.
"This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has the talent to write an informed, insightful narrative of Adam Lanza's descent into madness and make recommendations that just might stop another massacre of children.
Tragically, the narrow...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two months ago, one of Ken Ziffren's law partners, Matt Johnson, came into his office and said, "I am going to ask you to do something that you are going to enjoy, but you aren't going to enjoy the visibility."
"And I said, 'Uh oh,' " Ziffren recalls....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a recent Thursday morning, Jerry Brown walked unannounced into the basement office of the Alameda County registrar's office to draw reelection papers. With a post on Twitter and an email to supporters, he then declared his bid for an...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Three of the four Republican candidates for governor met in a cordial debate here Wednesday, agreeing on a need to cut taxes in Maryland, limit government growth and scrap major transit projects.
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, former Ehrlich...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:12 PM
SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund.
In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a...