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Frank DeFilippo: To Bloomberg or Not to Bloomberg?

To Bloomberg, or not to Bloomberg: that is the question before Maryland Democrats.The name Michael Bloomberg is writ large across Maryland, although many voters...

Half of Hogan’s ‘Green Bag’ Appointees Are Women

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced 168 "Green Bag" appointments on Friday, nominating people to serve on everything from the Agricultural and Resource-Based...

Maryland’s Political Power Couples (Abridged Edition)

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Opinion: To the Victors and the Spoilers, a Call for Better Voting

Maryland, we’ve got a problem.Let’s talk about the way we vote and how we allow winners to take office without earning a majority of...

Rep. Raskin: ‘This Is Banana Republic Territory’

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) thinks the Trump administration’s about-face at the Justice Department this week represents an “emergency.”President Trump assailed the Justice Department’s...

House Republicans Aim to Address School Accountability, Discipline

Between funding implementation for the recommended Kirwan education reforms and school facilities construction legislation, education is at the forefront of the 2020 legislative session. House...

Business Groups Tout Poll Showing Opposition to Gas Tax Hikes to Fight Climate Change

Two organizations that represent small businesses in Maryland are warning about proposals that they argue could increase gasoline and energy bills.The Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors...

U.S. House Votes to Remove ERA Obstacle

The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty of legal...

Josh Kurtz: Cash in the Courtroom

One of the nice things about the General Assembly session is that the frenetic pace of political fundraising almost entirely comes to a halt...

Anti-Anti-Vaccination Bill Would Allow Teens to Get Immunized Without Parental Permission

In the age of so-called anti-vaxers, legislation in Annapolis may allow a small number of Maryland minors to receive immunizations without consent from their...