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Del. Barrie Ciliberti wishes a Democrat would offer him a bourbon and branch

By Josh KurtzIt’s often said that lightning doesn’t strike twice. But in the case of state Del. Barrie Ciliberti (R), it kind of did.Ciliberti...

Schrader Confirmation Complicated by State Dispute With Nursing Home Company

By Josh KurtzAs the state Senate considers the nomination of Dennis Schrader to be secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, an...

Did Hogan, lawmakers say ‘frack you’ to the energy industry?

By Josh KurtzBy agreeing to ban hydraulic fracturing in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and the General Assembly aren’t just making significant state policy...

Political Roundup: Jim Shea speaks, Rushern Baker travels, busy days for fundraisers

By Josh KurtzAs Jim Shea prepared to step down as chairman of the powerhouse Venable law firm on Feb. 1, he wasn’t quite sure...

Haire Today, Where Tomorrow? New State GOP Chief Plots Party’s Future

As he greets a recent visitor in his comfortable corner law office in downtown Washington, D.C., with memorabilia from his beloved Washington Nationals visible...

Paid Sick Leave Advocates Scramble to Get Bill on Governor’s Desk Quickly

Backers of a paid sick leave measure that’s been working its way through the General Assembly are trying to get a bill onto Gov....

Scoop: Baltimore Attorney Jim Shea Ponders Bid for Governor

By Josh KurtzAdd Baltimore attorney Jim Shea to the list of Democrats who are considering running for governor in 2018.Shea – until recently the...

Guest Commentary: A Session Slump or a Trump Drag?

By Mileah KromerIn late February, the Goucher Poll released the first statewide survey of Marylanders since President Trump took the oath of office. Given...

Rushern Baker Planning a Day of Events on the Eastern Shore Friday

By Josh KurtzAs he inches closer to becoming a candidate for governor in 2018, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (D) has a trip...

Scoop: Lawyer Kim Burns Plans Bid for Anne Arundel County Council Seat

Kimberly McCoy Burns, chief of staff at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and a familiar and well-connected figure in the state...