| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:57 PM
Sandtown-Winchester, the blighted community just west of downtown Baltimore that has been the target of multimillion-dollar revitalization efforts over the past two decades, is home to more people held in state prisons than any other census tract in...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:23 AM
Here in Annapolis, sea-level rise fueled by climate change is a big threat to our local economy.
Fortunately, our state legislators can directly address climate change's rising costs — and in the process expand business opportunities that create...
| Feb 22, 2015
For the most part I generally don't care who the Republicans and Democrats put up as their choice for president in 2016, but the prospect of listening to endless Bush-Clinton comparisons for the next 21 months, or having either of them in the White...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera has been tapped for service by three Maryland governors based on her expertise in science and higher education. Most recently, she was named acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Republican Gov. Larry...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan named budget adviser Robert R. Neall and transition chief James T. Brady to the state university system's Board of Regents on Friday as he submitted 331 "green bag" appointments to the Senate for approval.
The Republican governor also...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:31 AM
In December I noted how Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch didn't even wait until Governor Robert L. Ehrlich was sworn into office to try to obstruct his agenda. With the election of Governor Larry Hogan, I said:...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:10 AM
The Maryland Senate unanimously confirmed its first round of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet appointees Friday, putting behind it last week's Democratic pique over the tone of the Republican governor's State of the State speech.
With no drama or debate,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Suzan Swanton, a social worker who was a pioneer in bringing mobile methadone clinics to the addicted and who also headed the Governor's Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council, died of cancer Jan. 15 at her Odenton home. The former Northwood resident was 62....
| Feb 6, 2015
Trying to navigate your way through the facts and rhetoric about Maryland's budget is kind of like trying to find your way through the Labyrinth without a ball of yarn. And the monster we are avoiding? The structural deficit.
What exactly is the...
| 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
| 4:09 PM
If the long-delayed $1.5 billion redevelopment project at State Center ever gets built, Baltimore has tax breaks waiting for it.
The city's Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, authorized Wednesday a 20-year...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Who was that Larry Hogan who gave a magnanimous, inclusive and hopeful inaugural address two weeks ago? The governor who gave his first State of the State speech today sounded a lot more like the guy who spent the last year on the campaign trail trying to...