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Hogan’s $480M Retort to Senator’s ‘Toilet’ Taunt

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) rejected a Southern Maryland lawmaker’s claim that the state hasn’t done enough to ease the region’s grueling commutes.Asked...

Advocates for the Poor Make Their Case to Senate Budget Panel

Through tears, Athena Haniotis described her journey of homelessness to the members of the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Tuesday."I was a state...

Board Deals State a Blow in Baltimore Lease Dispute

This story has been updated to reflect an uncertain hearing date and to note that the state Board of Public Works is under no...

Ugly Contract Fight Mars Celebratory Day in Annapolis

While lawmakers were making history on the first floor of the Maryland State House Wednesday, an ugly contract fight with potential legal implications for...

Legislative Black Caucus Lays Out Priorities for 2020 Session

Economic and criminal justice, education and health care are among the top priorities of the Legislative Black Caucus for the burgeoning 2020 session.During a...

10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

When the 441st session of the Maryland General Assembly gavels in on Wednesday, lawmakers will begin a 90-day marathon of lawmaking.Thousands of bills will...

And the Most Popular Governor in America Is…

For years, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has been the most popular chief executive in the nation.Move over, boss. There is a new #1.According...

Joint Effort Aims at Addressing Housing Ills in Predominantly Latino Neighborhood

By Gabrielle WannehThe Langley Park community has been struggling for years with aging and neglected housing.Many properties are overcrowded, poorly maintained and have multiple environmental...

The Uber and Lyft of Dog Walking Fight State Oversight

By Elaine S. PovichAll Connecticut state Rep. Kim Rose wanted was to make sure home-based “doggie day cares” followed the same health and safety...

Some Construction Projects More Costly Due to Labor Shortage

By Teresa JohnsonSome construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a...