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Pundits have advice for Brown, Hogan in governor's race

Pundits have advice for Brown, Hogan in governor's race 

Some pundits say Maryland could have a lively race for governor in the Nov. 4 election. Here's their advice for Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted, accused of abusing power

Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of abuse of power and coercion over a funding veto he made last year that was seen as being intended to force a local prosecutor to resign.

Harford council set to introduce raises for next council, county executive

Two members of the Harford County Council will introduce bills Tuesday night to give pay increases to the next county executive and future county council members amounting to about 25 percent from current levels starting next summer.

Harford union leaders upset about proposed pay raises for county elected officials

Leaders of Harford County unions say they are not happy to hear the county council wants to raise the salaries of future council members and the county executive by roughly 25 percent.

Ulman takes on ALS ice bucket challenge, with a twist

Warm sand, sea breezes and not one, but two, rounds of being soaked by a bucket of ice water: that seems to be Ken Ulman's experience in his downtime while at the Maryland Association of Counties' annual conference in Ocean City this week. 

Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.

Brown receives endorsement of Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate.

Rain inspires new Hogan attack on Brown

Discussing the weather might once have been an alternative to arguing about politics, but not in Maryland in 2014.

Federal judge upholds assault rifle ban 

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Maryland's new ban on assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, handing at least a temporary victory to state officials who say the measures could ward off mass shootings.

GOP delegates seek answers on immigrant children 

O'Malley asked about health care, shelter, schools, costs.

Rawlings-Blake vetoes bill aimed at reducing small-business fees 

In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores.

Cole's record on development draws praise and concern 

In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development.

Mikulski, Cummings back rail funds

Lawmakers stress need to replace city Amtrak tunnel.

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time 

The Libertarian Party has never won more than a full percentage point of Maryland voters in statewide races. Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, is undeterred.

Jockeying begins for Cole's City Council seat

With City Councilman William H. Cole IV leaving to run Baltimore's economic development corporation, candidates began lining up Friday to take over his seat representing the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Bolton Hill.

O'Malley proposes $5k grants for flood victims

Residents inundated by June floods in Western Maryland can apply for $5,000 in state cash, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday.

O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages 

Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers.

O'Malley solicits letter writing campaign on border children

Gov. Martin O'Malley is encouraging his supporters to launch an old-fashioned letter writing campaign to persuade Congress not to fast-track deportations of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the U.S. border.

Watson launches first campaign TV ad

As of last week, both county executive candidates have ads streaming straight to Howard County voters' TV sets.

Brown, Hogan agree to a first debate 

The two men vying to become Maryland's next governor have agreed to an hourlong televised debate in early October, reaching a deal after more than a month of uncertainty about when — and whether — the pair would face off.

Sierra Club endorses Brown

One of Maryland's largest environmental groups on Wednesday threw its support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the race for governor, Brown's campaign announced.

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