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Michael Dresser

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Michael Dresser is on his second tour of duty covering Maryland politics from Annapolis. He previously served as State House correspondent from 1996 to 2004, then moved to the transportation beat for seven years. He has also covered retailing and telecommunications.

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  • Hogan proposes broad package of anti-crime measures

    Hogan proposes broad package of anti-crime measures

    Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled a sweeping package of anti-crime initiatives Thursday that deal with repeat rapists, drunk drivers, victims' rights and sex trafficking. At a State House news conference attended by elected officials from both parties, the Republican governor pledged a bipartisan effort...

  • Amid pomp, Maryland General Assembly opens with tumult over 11th-hour resignations

    Amid pomp, Maryland General Assembly opens with tumult over 11th-hour resignations

    The General Assembly opened its 2017 session on a tumultuous note Wednesday, as two veteran lawmakers submitted eleventh-hour resignations. Meanwhile, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and the Democrats who lead the Senate and House of Delegates expressed hope for bipartisanship, though many expect the...

  • Baltimore Sen. Lisa Gladden resigns from General Assembly

    Baltimore Sen. Lisa Gladden resigns from General Assembly

    State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, the liberal Democrat from Northwest Baltimore who missed the second half of the 2016 legislative session as her multiple sclerosis worsened, has resigned after 18 years in the General Assembly. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced her retirement Wednesday...

  • Maryland General Assembly gathers amid politics and scandal

    Maryland General Assembly gathers amid politics and scandal

    Maryland's General Assembly will convene Wednesday while juggling more plot lines than a soap opera. As the legislature prepares to begin its annual 90-day session at noon, it is grappling with emerging scandals, partisan bickering, internal shuffling and vacant seats. All this accompanies more...

  • Baltimore Senator Gladden not expected when General Assembly convenes

    Baltimore Senator Gladden not expected when General Assembly convenes

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he does not expect Sen. Lisa A. Gladden to be in her seat Wednesday when the General Assembly reconvenes for its 2017 session. The Northwest Baltimore Democrat, serving her fourth term in the Senate, missed the second half of last year's session as symptoms...

  • Maryland lawmakers face budget gap, political warfare in new session

    Maryland lawmakers face budget gap, political warfare in new session

    Lawmakers left Annapolis last year with a modest budget surplus and talk of a bipartisan tax cut. This year, they return to dismal financial prospects, readied for partisan warfare. The surplus has evaporated, as have the calls for cooperation that heralded the start of the past two General Assembly...

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