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

  • Maryland warns EPA it will sue, charging failure to enforce clean air law

    Maryland warns EPA it will sue, charging failure to enforce clean air law

    The Hogan administration notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday that it plans to file a lawsuit alleging the agency has failed to act against states whose smokestack emissions pollute Maryland’s air. In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Maryland Environment Secretary...

  • 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...

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