| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County.
While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON — Early voting in Maryland was meant to make the ballot box more accessible by giving voters additional chances to cast their ballots, but instead, the perceived shortcomings of the program have spawned a debate over costs, benefits and...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:29 AM
It will be three years before ballots are cast in Maryland's next election for governor, but half a dozen potential candidates for the office are already asking donors for cash.
At one of the latest fundraising events, Democratic Howard County Executive...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Blaine Young, president of Frederick County's board of commissioners, has plans to make Frederick "the most unfriendly county in the state of Maryland to illegal aliens." And while he said some localities might cringe at such a title, "we wear that with a...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year.
"Politics just didn't play a role,"...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A nonpartisan environmental group that calls itself the political voice for the environment released its annual score card of state lawmakers this month, with members of the Washington County delegation earning scores ranging from zero to 100 percent....
| Jul 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Many Washington County lawmakers have earned high marks in a business advocacy group’s annual scorecard that grades state legislators on the basis of how they voted on certain key measures related to the economic environment during the 2013...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Many Washington County lawmakers have earned high marks in a business advocacy group’s annual score card that grades state legislators on the basis of how they voted on certain key measures related to the economic environment during the 2013 session...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends Monday, and local legislators were working last week to ensure final passage of some measures they had introduced.
Bills introduced by local lawmakers that were on their way to becoming law...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators.
Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to 27.3 cents per...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A gun-control bill endorsed by Gov. Martin O’Malley passed the Senate on Thursday after days of spirited debate and heads now to the House of Delegates.
There are Washington County legislators such as Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who are...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A move to repeal the death penalty in Maryland took another step forward with the state Senate voting 27-20 on Wednesday to abolish capital punishment.
Every legislator in the Washington County delegation is against the repeal except Sen. Ronald N....