| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
For the first time in more than a decade, the sprawling House of Delegates district that extends from southwest Baltimore County through Howard County is in play.
With three long-serving incumbents retiring from District 12, a large field of competitors...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Together, Dels. James Malone Jr. and Steven DeBoy have represented District 12A in the Maryland General Assembly for more than a decade.
When the session ends April 9, it will be their last.
The two, who have known each other since attending Ascension...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed.
A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Jesse Pippy grew up a "military brat," living in several states, Europe and Asia.
Now, settled in Catonsville, he says he wants to make a difference in the community where he plans to raise a family.
Pippy, 31, filed Jan. 27 to run for the state...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Catonsville lawyer Rick Martel wasn't planning to run this year for one of the three open seats for the House of Delegates from District 12. With a number of family events in December, such as the birth of a new grandson and his daughter's wedding, he...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:25 AM
When the crowd of about 125 people gathered in Columbia's Kahler Hall for Liz Bobo's final town hall meeting last week, they probably expected to hear the delegate talk (as she has for the past 19 years) about hot-button issues before the General...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.9 billion state budget that includes no new taxes while giving state workers a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. It is slightly leaner than the governor proposed.
The spending plan, due for a...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Daniel Medinger isn't used to being the center of attention. The former journalist made a career for decades as an observer and purveyor of the news.
But Monday morning, he stepped into the spotlight with an announcement that he will run for state...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley told a group of more than 100 state business leaders Friday that he was disinclined to cut the corporate income tax rate, but he wanted raise the state's minimum wage.
"It is a fact that wages have been declining in our country...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill.
Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
When the legislature went to work on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill, one of the first provisions to be rolled back was a sweeping ban on political contributions from casino interests.
As introduced, the bill would have prevented everyone from a...
| Aug 19, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malleyexplained his headlong push for expanded gambling in Maryland as an attempt to end debate on the issue once and for all — at least for as long as he is governor. But the legislature may have sabotaged that hope through an...