| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown asked state lawmakers Wednesday to endorse a key plank in his platform for governor: increasing access to pre-kindergarten classes.
State legislators are weighing a small expansion of Maryland's program, which already...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Two-thirds of Maryland Democrats are undecided in a wide-open race to succeed Douglas F. Gansler as state attorney general, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun shows.
Among Democrats who expressed a preference, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County was ahead...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill.
Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use.
Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The Democratic primary race is on in District 9B, where the two candidates for a newly drawn state delegate seat both held Ellicott City-based fundraisers within a week of each other earlier this month.
Tom Coale, an attorney, blogger and former...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The second Republican to file in Howard and Baltimore counties' District 12 says he's the candidate for voters interested in small government and individual freedoms.
"People should be able to do what they want, as long as they're not hurting anyone...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:44 PM
A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...