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Bryan P. Sears


Bryan Sears covers the governor and General Assembly, state politics and transportation for Maryland Matters. He has covered the Maryland State House for the last two decades at the Baltimore Sun Media Group, and most recently, The Daily Record. Sears has won multiple state and national awards for police and crime reporting, local and state government coverage and investigative reporting that resulted in a guilty plea by a government official for stealing from his own campaign account. He’s a frequent radio and television contributor.

Thirty seconds could have changed the fate of Robert Lewis and his road maintenance crew. Lewis and his coworkers had just arrived at a…

While the governor has the luxury of working with Democratic supermajorities in the legislature, that doesn’t mean he’ll always be in harmony with the bills they pass.

A legislative ethics panel called for Henson to apologize to House Speaker Adrienne Jones and a slew of other lawmakers and asked that she never be assigned to the House Appropriations Committee again.

Gov. Wes Moore signs more than 100 new bills into law a day after the 90-day 2024 legislative session ends. Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R) attends the event.

Bills aiding port workers and boosting the state’s struggling horse racing industry are among the last and most significant to pass on a Sine Day that was exceedingly busy — except during the solar eclipse.

Vote caps contentious debate on revenues. Nine delegates vote on budget but miss a vote on a companion bill moments later.

Electric vehicle owners will see their registrations increase even more as lawmakers seek a balance with motorists who pay gas taxes.

An agency veteran, Daniel K. Phillips, takes over as interim director, replacing Michael Higgs.

A House and Senate budget conference committee will finalize details of the annual spending plan on Thursday afternoon. We have the basics of the deal here.

A House-Senate conference committee will meet again Wednesday afternoon but neither side appears to have softened on taxes and gaming.