| 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:...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Pushing against a stiff political headwind, environmental activists and their allies are urging Maryland lawmakers to double down on the state's commitment to "clean" electricity.
As the General Assembly began its 90-day session in Annapolis this week,...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:29 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland Republican Party have raised more than $2 million since the November election, capitalizing on an advantage that had long been held by the state's Democrats.
Hogan and the GOP are reaping the spoils of victory as long-...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Seemingly every Republican who has held high office in the last two decades is eager to jump into the presidential race. Whether it's the new guys, such as Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul and Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, or old-...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:33 AM
When Gov. Larry Hogan introduced his budget, he proclaimed it to be "structurally balanced" now and forever more and free of the kinds of gimmickry governors of both parties have relied on in the past. No more robbing Peter to pay Paul, he promised. Now...