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Senate GOP Torpedoes U.S. Government Funding Bill, Raising Odds of Federal Fiscal Crises

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked an attempt by Democrats on Monday evening to begin debate on a broad bill that would avert multiple looming fiscal...

Democratic Candidates for Governor Roll Out Endorsements

Two Democratic candidates for governor rolled out endorsements Monday — in one case, a roster of elected officials from Baltimore City, and in the...

Glassman Wants to Put Harford County Council Term Limits on 2022 Ballot

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (R) wants to put the issue of term limits for county council members on the ballot during next November’s...

Raskin, U.S. House Oversight Panel Seek Testimony from Company Conducting Arizona Election ‘Audit’

Congressional Democrats on Friday requested that the company behind a months-long review of Arizona’s election results appear at a hearing next month, after officials...
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Don Murphy: Maryland — The Free (Market) State?

A longtime advocate for legalizing marijuana writes that the state needs to learn from its failures in standing up the medical cannabis industry and sports gaming.

U.S. Senate Panel Advances Barron’s Nomination for U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance President Biden’s first slate of U.S. attorney nominees, including Del. Erek Barron (D-Prince George’s),...

Prince George’s Leaders Seek End to School Board Acrimony Fueled by Disputed Ethics Reports

Three weeks ago, several members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education met online in an effort to resolve a stalemate over the...

Analysis: Some Takeaways From the First Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

If a gubernatorial candidate forum — the first of the 2022 election cycle — takes place and very few people watch it, did it...

Advocates Press for Action in Congress on Voting Rights, Despite Grim Outlook

Activists are ramping up the pressure on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to move on his chamber’s version of a voting rights bill,...

Maryland Matters on the Air

Maryland Matters Founding Editor Josh Kurtz joined hosts Nestor Aparicio and Don Mohler on a recent free-wheeling episode of their podcast, "Baltimore Positive."Roughly speaking,...