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  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • We have a deal, but the damage is already done

    We have a deal, but the damage is already done
    I've spent the last two weeks in Latin America — where they know something about defaulting on public debts. As part of a bipartisan group of former U.S. ambassadors, I met with business leaders, central bankers, government officials and ordinary...
  • Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis

    Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis
    At a time when income inequality is one of the nation's most-discussed issues, the tax that appears to have the best chance of being cut in heavily Democratic Maryland this year is one that is only paid by millionaires. Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
  • No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis

    No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis
    As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange.  After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
  • O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey

    O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey
    Gov. Martin O'Malley visited New Jersey's capital city Friday to campaign for a candidate for governor who is so far behind in the polls that many in the national Democratic Party have all but abandoned her. It's unclear how much he helped state Sen....
  • Royalty to run for County Council in District 1

    Royalty to run for County Council in District 1
    Wendy Royalty first met District 1 County Council member Courtney Watson eight years ago, when Watson, then a candidate campaigning for a first term on the council, knocked on her door. "I liked her immediately," Royalty said. "From that moment, I...
  • Hogan joining GOP race for governor

    Hogan joining GOP race for governor
    Ending months of speculation, conservative activist and real estate executive Larry Hogan is getting into the race for governor, running as a political outsider to "bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to Annapolis." The former appointments...
  • A new way to rebuild [Editorial]

    A new way to rebuild   [Editorial]
    Last summer, we sang the praises of Maryland Rep. John K. Delaney's proposal to create a $750 billion fund to rebuild and expand America's neglected public infrastructure. Turns out the freshman Democrat's measure continues to build on its bipartisan...
  • Ruppersberger decides against a run for governor

    Ruppersberger decides against a run for governor
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will not run for governor this year, the Democratic congressman announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County lawmaker has flirted for months with joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking to replace Gov....
  • Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor

    Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor
    Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has emerged as a leading critic of Maryland's troubled health exchange, is fueling speculation that he is interested in running for governor — a move observers said could shake up the state's premier...
  • Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]

    Democratic critics of Obama's Iran policy show party's diversity of views [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. trots out New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's opposition to the president's Iran policy as the latest on why the Obama administration is wrong on everything else ("Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama," Jan....
  • O'Malley touts record, pushes minimum wage hike

    O'Malley touts record, pushes minimum wage hike
    Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered his final State of the State address Thursday in a speech that promoted his seven years as governor and argued for policies to help the middle class. The term-limited O'Malley, who is considering whether to run for...