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A wealthy Potomac businessman whose very candidacy challenged state Democratic leaders won a hotly contested congressional primary in Western Maryland on Tuesday, setting up a battle for the seat in November that will help decide control of the House of...
When Rushern L. Baker III took office as Prince George's County executive 14 months ago, he faced a monumental cleanup challenge. His predecessor had just been arrested in one of the most sweeping corruption scandals in Maryland history. Prince George'...
Gov. Martin O'Malley used his State of the State address Wednesday to make his case for his most ambitious legislative agenda since taking office. Now comes the hard job of selling it. In an upbeat, 33-minute speech to both chambers of the General...
Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over whether a special session of the General Assembly is needed to pass tax increases to avert steep budget cuts, while Moody's Investors Service warned the situation could hurt the credit ratings of localities...
Gov. Martin O'Malley's guests in the state's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included key politicians, campaign donors, and the family and friends of government officials, records show. It's a mix of people designed to forge political...
As lawmakers and lobbyists gird for another special session that the governor called this summer to debate an expansion of gambling — an issue that has led to pitched battles for years — dog lovers are hoping to get their pet issue some...
Tags: Lobbying, Politics, Laws, Same-Sex Marriage, Justice System
With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...
Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next three months that includes raising taxes and changing the definition of marriage. Some also want to close off big chunks of Maryland to development and open even more casinos in the...
Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
It took three carefully scripted days, but Maryland's ruling Democrats finally put in place the budget deal that eluded them in the waning hours of the state's regular session last month. The revenue package approved by the House on Wednesday will...
The balance of legislative power in Maryland tips farther away from Baltimore under the new legislative boundaries that quietly became law Friday. The city loses two of its 18 delegates and will have to share a senator with Baltimore County under the...
Tags: James Brochin, Michael E. Busch, Martin O'Malley, Politics, Laws
A bipartisan group of senators put aside the battling that often prevails in Annapolis to announce Thursday a common agenda of bills that Democrats and Republicans can rally around. The bills would preserve scholarships for veterans, protect children...
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