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Erin Cox

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Erin Cox is The Baltimore Sun's State House bureau chief.  She writes about Maryland politics and state government, and she has covered people and politics in Annapolis since 2007. She joined The Sun in 2012 and has also written for newspapers in Florida and her home state of Colorado. Erin holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Colorado, where she studied journalism and biochemistry.

Recent Articles

  • Hogan does not plan to rebuild Baltimore jail

    Hogan does not plan to rebuild Baltimore jail

    Gov. Larry Hogan does not plan to rebuild the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center, aides said Monday. The Republican governor shut down the state-run facility nearly two years ago, began demolition last year and included no money this year in his proposed budget to replace the Civil War-era...

  • Baltimore lawmakers vow 'any means necessary' to regain state funding

    Baltimore lawmakers vow 'any means necessary' to regain state funding

    Infuriated Baltimore state lawmakers vowed Thursday to reverse Gov. Larry Hogan's budget cuts that revoked money for programs passed last year to help the city's poorest residents. "This is a watershed moment," said Sen. Bill Ferguson, a Democrat on the Budget and Taxation Committee. "We are prepared...

  • Hogan budget would cut aid to Baltimore, freeze state worker pay, downsize prison, delay hospital

    Hogan budget would cut aid to Baltimore, freeze state worker pay, downsize prison, delay hospital

    Faced with a half-billion-dollar budget gap, Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing to roll back several programs enacted to help Baltimore recover from the riots of 2015 and to freeze pay for state workers. The Republican governor would also downsize a major state prison in Hagerstown, delay money for...

  • Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Gov. Larry Hogan's re-election war chest swelled by nearly $4.5 million this year, campaign finance reports show, bringing his campaign accounts to $5.1 million. The reports were filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a midnight deadline. The popular Republican...

  • Hogan seeks background checks for appointed lawmakers

    Hogan seeks background checks for appointed lawmakers

    Gov. Larry Hogan is asking people nominated to fill vacancies in the General Assembly to undergo background checks before taking their seats, infuriating Democratic leaders. Two people recently nominated to fill seats in the House of Delegates — Baltimore's Nick J. Mosby and Montgomery County's...

  • Average age of Maryland legislative leaders: 65

    Average age of Maryland legislative leaders: 65

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller showed up to the second day of his 48th consecutive year of legislative sessions using a cane, which he joked made him look "real old." Miller, 74, has a lot of colleagues of the same vintage. On average, the leaders of Maryland's General Assembly are 65 years...

  • Newly organized, powerful Maryland black legislators name top priorities

    Newly organized, powerful Maryland black legislators name top priorities

    A reinvigorated Legislative Black Caucus announced Wednesday it will demand a five-point agenda during this General Assembly session, seeking resolution to unequal funding of historically black colleges and a new medical marijuana commission, among other issues. Caucus chairwoman Del. Cheryl Glenn,...

  • Del. Vaughn of Prince George's County resigns from House of Delegates

    Del. Vaughn of Prince George's County resigns from House of Delegates

    Maryland state Del. Michael L. Vaughn resigned less than an hour before the General Assembly convened its 2017 session Wednesday, citing "ongoing health challenges" in a brief letter sent to House Speaker Michael E. Busch. "It has been an honor to serve in the House with you and represent the great...

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