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.

Recent Articles

  • Hogan sets transportation announcement during Rosh Hashanah

    Hogan sets transportation announcement during Rosh Hashanah

    When Gov. Larry Hogan makes a transportation announcement in Montgomery County Thursday, some local elected officials are likely to be absent. It’s Rosh Hashanah. Many of the local politicians are Jewish. And some are less than impressed with the political savvy of his scheduling. “I am surprised...

  • Maryland boosting incentives to recruit correctional officers

    Maryland boosting incentives to recruit correctional officers

    Maryland will offer a $5,000 recruitment bonus to new correctional officers to alleviate a persistent problem with vacancies in the state prison system. Stephen T. Moyer, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will hold a news conference Thursday outside a recently...

  • Hogan opposes latest version of Obamacare repeal bill

    Hogan opposes latest version of Obamacare repeal bill

    Gov. Larry Hogan urged Congress Tuesday to reject the latest version of a Senate Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, saying it would cost Maryland $2 billion a year. Hogan, a Republican, has so far opposed all of the measures supported by President Donald J. Trump to scrap the Affordable Care...

  • Union criticizes Hogan over lack of mental health beds

    Union criticizes Hogan over lack of mental health beds

    The state’s largest public employees union criticized Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday over a shortage of beds in mental health facilities that has kept some mentally ill prisoners in jail long after the courts ruled they need treatment. Members of AFSCME, joined by a trio of Democratic elected officials,...

  • Doug Gansler to sit out 2018 race for governor

    Doug Gansler to sit out 2018 race for governor

    Former Attorney General Doug Gansler, who came in second in the 2014 Democratic primary for governor, said Monday that he will sit out the race for the nomination to challenge Gov. Larry Hogan next year. Gansler, 54, said he had never been planning to run. But it was an option he kept open as the...

  • U.S. weather agency in College Park opens its doors to curious public

    U.S. weather agency in College Park opens its doors to curious public

    Judy Baylor peered intently over Bruce Sullivan’s shoulder Saturday as the veteran meteorologist showed her how he uses the tools of his trade to predict the course of hurricanes over the Atlantic and rain in the Pacific Northwest. Baylor and her husband, Ernie, were among hundreds of visitors...

  • McCray to challenge McFadden for Baltimore Senate seat

    McCray to challenge McFadden for Baltimore Senate seat

    Cory McCray, a first-term delegate from East Baltimore, will attempt to topple a pillar of city politics by challenging Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden in next year’s Democratic primary. McCray, 34, will announce his candidacy Saturday outside Fairmount-Harford High School, where he graduated in 2001...

  • Hogan directs Frosh to sue FAA over BWI noise

    Hogan directs Frosh to sue FAA over BWI noise

    Gov. Larry Hogan directed Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over new flight patterns at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The flight patterns have provoked bitter complaints from area residents about excessive noise. The Republican governor instructed...

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