| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Members of the Carroll County Delegation criticized the state's tax policies under Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday while promising to support any efforts to decrease taxes in the upcoming legislative session.
"We are losing wealth in our state because of...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A dim view of term limits is mostly held by (who would guess) politicians and, recently, The Sun's editorial board ("The reality of term limits," Jan. 1).
Why should voters fear term limits? States with term limited legislatures rank in the top half...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday.
After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Turns out, I am glad that Thomas V. Mike Miller gives no hint of retiring from his position as president-forever of the Maryland Senate. I know that sounds odd coming from me, but that's how I feel today.
And I don't even smoke pot.
Miller is 71,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Del. Don Dwyer, already serving weekend jail time after his second alcohol-related offense, is now a lawmaker without a committee in Annapolis.
House Speaker Michael E. Busch removed the Anne Arundel County Republican from the House Ways & Means...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Del. Don Dwyer, who is serving jail time on weekends after two alcohol-related convictions, apologized Friday to fellow members of the House of Delegates for bringing "undue attention" to the General Assembly.
"I ask you for your forgiveness," Dwyer...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The 2014 General Assembly session got underway Wednesday, turning Annapolis into the state's center of debate, protest, legislation and proclamation for the next 90 days.
Legislators from Anne Arundel County are promoting bills that range from rolling...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Del. Don Dwyer has been denied a committee seat? Oh, my such a harsh punishment ("Twice-convicted Dwyer is denied a seat on any House committee," Jan. 10)!
House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the move was "to protect the integrity of the House of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined his counterparts from Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Annapolis Tuesday to appeal for more state funding for school construction, saying they need help coping with rising enrollments....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes.
"This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
| Jan 1, 2014
In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...