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  • Maryland GOP delegation unified behind Romney

    Maryland GOP delegation unified behind Romney
    Maryland Republicans converge on Tampa this week to cast their ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and get energized for the November election against President Barack Obama. "There's just a huge enthusiasm for the Romney-Ryan team, and we'...
  • Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget

    Convention focus shifts to Ryan, budget
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Departing from an economic message that has dominated the Republican National Convention, Maryland Rep. Andy Harris used an address to state party leaders here today to focus instead on how to deal with federal budget deficits and...
  • Van Hollen to speak at Democratic convention

    Montgomery County Rep. Chris Van Hollen is the latest Democrat from Maryland to land a speaking role in Charlotte next week, Democratic National Convention organizers announced Friday. The addition of Van Hollen's name to the lineup is not a surprise. As...
  • Van Hollen is contemptuous of opposing views

    I read with some amusement your article about Rep. Chris Van Hollen's participation in the Obama re-election campaign ("Van Hollen gains unexpected role in the Obama campaign," Aug. 26). While Mr. Van Hollen spends his time traveling around the nation...
  • State budget surplus greater than expected

    State budget surplus greater than expected
    Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday. "It is...
  • 2012 called crucial year for Md. gas tax

    2012 called crucial year for Md. gas tax
    If Maryland is to raise significant new revenue to meet its backlog of transportation needs — most likely through a higher gas tax — 2012 is the year it must be done, a leading lawmaker told a gathering of Baltimore business leaders Monday....
  • GOP, others find faults with proposed map

    GOP, others find faults with proposed map
    Maryland Republicans criticized a proposal Tuesday to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in...
  • Two congressmen discuss state redistricting with O'Malley

    Two congressmen discuss state redistricting with O'Malley
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday night that two Maryland congressmen — one Democrat, one Republican — have asked him to make "substantial" changes in the state's proposed new political map. O'Malley spoke after back-to-back meetings in...
  • Congressional proposal would shift Carroll County into 1st, 8th districts

    Carroll County would be split between two districts in Congress — one aligned with western Maryland and Montgomery County and the other reaching to the Eastern Shore — under the proposal unveiled this past week by the Governor's...
  • O'Malley unveils proposed congressional map

    Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley released his congressional redistricting plan Saturday evening, hours after a handful of African-American lawmakers walked out of a Legislative Black Caucus meeting and prevented the group from taking an official position...
  • Some Marylanders question odd pairings in proposed new congressional map

    Jim Schillinger, a fourth-generation farmer from Severn, has occasionally tussled with politicians who don't understand the first thing about crop yields or the rising cost of fertilizer. When he tries to explain his concerns, it's as if they don't...
  • Disclose, disclose, disclose

    Disclose, disclose, disclose
    It didn't take long for Republicans to seize on President Barack Obama's proposed executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political donations to third-party groups as supposed Chicago-style, bare-knuckled Democratic politics. That'...