| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Jose Soto doesn't pay attention to politics in Frederick County. He's new to town and spends much of his time working at an apple-processing plant in Pennsylvania. But he heard something a few weeks ago about the county making English its official...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:19 PM
To its supporters, Gov. Martin O'Malley's Plan Maryland is a long-overdue effort to bring Maryland's disparate programs to promote Smart Growth under one consolidated plan with an agreed-upon set of rules. To its detractors, the plan is a naked power grab...
| 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,"...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:10 PM
A bipartisan group of senators put aside the battling that often prevails in Annapolis to announce Thursday a common agenda of bills that Democrats and Republicans can rally around.
The bills would preserve scholarships for veterans, protect children...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Washington County’s legislative delegation in Annapolis will shrink from eight to six after the 2014 elections to reflect redrawn legislative districts based on the 2010 census.
Although the changes have been in the works for some time, the...