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Political tidbits for the last day of session

By Josh KurtzJaws in Annapolis are still dropped over Del. Charles Barkley’s interview late last week with the Naptown Pint blog over the controversial...

Analysis: General Assembly session ends, but questions abound

By Josh KurtzThe Maryland General Assembly session began in January with legislators being indicted. It’s ending in April with another legislator indicted.What have we...

Jealous Guy: Seasoned Maryland Operative Aids Ex-NAACP Chief’s Exploratory Bid

By Josh KurtzAs he ponders whether to run for governor in 2018, former NAACP President Ben Jealous has turned to a well-known state Democratic...

Five New Candidates Worth Paying Attention To

By Josh KurtzAs campaign season heats up, here are five intriguing young guys who have announced they are running for office around the state...

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....