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Cheerleading on climate change at the expense of Maryland’s communities and agricultural sector is short sighted and irresponsible, the author writes.

Local governments are scrambling to close the gap left by the state’s lax oversight.

Many Marylanders likely are unaware of the former governor’s record on a range of policy issues, for a variety of reasons.

Democrats may campaign this fall on ending the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Now the open Maryland seat is in play.

A key driver of Maryland’s looming budget crisis is the state’s woefully outdated and fundamentally inequitable revenue system.

We do know, based on all available evidence, that children who enter the criminal justice system are more likely to become repeat offenders.

Husband of diplomat killed while bicycling home from her son’s school describes how state legislation was put together to impose tougher sentences.

Industry group responds to recent op-ed penned by former Gov. Parris Glendening (D), expressing desire to put more guardrails on competitive electricity marketplace.

The EmPOWER program may be retooled through legislation under consideration this General Assembly session.

Central committees should appoint placeholders who agree to serve only until the next election, a central committee member writes.