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Josh Kurtz: After January 20, 2021

Progressive groups and their Democratic allies are necessarily focused on the week between now and Election Day. And they're understandably worried about what happens...

Young Political Operative Joining Annapolis Lobbying Shop

A leading Annapolis lobbying firm has tapped a young veteran of Maryland politics to join its ranks. Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC announced Monday that it...

Push for Puerto Rico Statehood Has Myriad Political Implications, Including for D.C. Area

The long-debated possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico is gaining traction — a development sure to be watched closely by the more than 1...

Md. Democrats Pan Trump Executive Order on Federal Workforce

Maryland Democrats expressed outrage and alarm this week about an executive order issued quietly by President Donald Trump on Wednesday night that could change...

State and Federal Authorities Are Said to Be Probing Hogan’s Ex-Chief of Staff

State prosecutors and federal authorities are investigating Roy McGrath, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s former chief of staff, Maryland Matters has learned.  McGrath stepped down as...

Scott Names Transition Team Leaders as Foe’s Poll Shows Tightening Mayoral Election

Baltimore City Council President Brandon M. Scott, the Democratic nominee for mayor, released a list Tuesday of the nine leaders of his transition team.The...

Key Aide to House Speaker Joining Lobbying Outfit

Jason F. Weintraub, who has spent the past eight years as a General Assembly staffer, including a stint as senior legislative counsel to Speaker of...

Frank DeFilippo: Not the Ink Blue State People Think It Is

It came as no shock or surprise a while back when Connie Morella, the former Republican congresswoman from Montgomery County, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden...

General Assembly Hires Counsel, Subpoenas Former Hogan Chief of Staff

Having been rebuffed in their efforts to get Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan’s former chief of staff to testify voluntarily about a controversial severance payment,...

Md. LCV Scorecard Faults Lawmakers on Failure of Bills Addressing Climate Change, Transportation

Climate change and transportation were the two largest areas of failure for the 2020 General Assembly session, according to the latest annual report card...