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Opinion: A Defense of Mail-in Voting

Being a temporary expat in Croatia, I watched Gov. Larry Hogan’s news conference via Facebook Live Broadcast this week, when he announced the postponement...

Van Hollen Hires Capitol Hill Veteran as New Chief of Staff

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced this week that he has hired a new chief of staff. Tricia “Trish” Russell will replace Karen Robb, who...

Coronavirus Complicates Census Count

In the same week that Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) ordered bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms to be shut in response...

Anne Arundel County Del. Alice Cain Resigns

State Del. Alice J. Cain (D-Anne Arundel), one of three young women representing the Annapolis area in the General Assembly since 2019, announced Thursday...

Frenzied Lawmaking and Tender Moments in Tense Session’s Final Hours

The Maryland General Assembly adjourned in a most unusual way on Wednesday, with sunlight breaking through the Tiffany glass chamber ceilings and polite applause...

Legislature’s COVID-19 Workgroup Set to Ramp Up Quickly

Maryland lawmakers left the State House briskly after adjourning Sine Die under the most trying circumstances Wednesday.But their work isn't entirely done.The legislature's presiding...

Black Caucus Picks Slate of New Officers

The Legislative Black Caucus held leadership elections on the final day of the legislative session and three of four incumbents were defeated.Del. Darryl Barnes...

Delegate Swiftly Loses Gavel Over House Vote on Budget Powers

Retribution came swiftly and publicly for a member of the House of Delegates Wednesday following a heated vote on a proposal to give the...

Legislature OK’s Prince George’s Developer Bill in Pinsky’s Absence

Did the absence of a powerful committee chairman in the State House Tuesday smooth the way for a bill that could unleash real estate...

Lobbyists and Policy Advocates Locked Out, Meet Unprecedented Challenges

Halls of the Annapolis State House complex -- normally abuzz with constituents, lawmakers and the press -- are hushed.Last week, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...