Michael Dresser

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • Madaleno enters Democratic race for governor

    Madaleno enters Democratic race for governor

    Stalwart liberal state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. is planning to launch his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor Monday — heralding a contest for the party’s progressive base. Madaleno told The Baltimore Sun he would be the first Montgomery countian, the first Italian-American...

  • Hogan official accuses Maryland Senate president of 'unethical' behavior

    Hogan official accuses Maryland Senate president of 'unethical' behavior

    The Hogan administration is charging that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller improperly held the nomination of the state health secretary hostage this spring in an effort to force the administration to stop Anne Arundel Medical Center from gaining the authority to perform open-heart surgeries....

  • Treasurer won't pay two Hogan Cabinet secretaries who weren't confirmed

    Treasurer won't pay two Hogan Cabinet secretaries who weren't confirmed

    Maryland Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp is refusing to pay the salaries of two of Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet appointees who failed to win Senate confirmation this year — a move that sets up a potential court battle over the constitutional powers of the executive and legislative branches of government....

  • Bernie Sanders to endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

    Bernie Sanders to endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland governor

    Former NAACP president Ben Jealous will receive a boost in his efforts to win progressive support in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Thursday when he receives an endorsement from Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator is scheduled to appear with Jealous in Silver Spring at an event...

  • Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood

    Maryland to become first state with law to protect Planned Parenthood

    Maryland on Saturday will become the first state in the nation with a law to protect funding for Planned Parenthood from a possible federal cutoff. Legislation ensuring that the state will cover the cost of the group's health care services in Maryland if Congress blocks it from receiving federal...

  • Hogan cancels O'Malley-era 'zero waste' plan

    Hogan cancels O'Malley-era 'zero waste' plan

    Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday night that he has canceled "zero-waste" landfill rules issued by Gov. Martin O'Malley a week before he left office in 2015. Speaking to the annual summer gathering of the Maryland Municipal League, the Republican governor said he was rescinding the policy in response...

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