| 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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings urged state lawmakers Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10, arguing that lower wages will continue to strain government programs that help the poor.
The Baltimore Democrat added his voice to a chorus of Democratic...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Brian England and Pete Mangione both own businesses that have been Howard County institutions for three decades. They both say they care deeply about employees.
But when it comes to whether or not state legislators should raise the minimum wage, they...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:56 PM
With the filing deadline for the 2014 elections passing Tuesday night at 9 p.m., the fields are set for Republican and Democratic primary elections for local offices, including the competitive race to become Anne Arundel County executive.
At the top...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Laurel's state- and county-level elected officials — with few challengers and, in some cases, no challengers — won't face many obstacles on the path to re-election this year.
Now that the Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, 2014's...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Towson-area races for Baltimore County Council and the Maryland General Assembly took shape Tuesday night, when candidates for office were required to file with the state board of elections.
The area will see several contested races, though one local...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation.
Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Daniel Bongino, the former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate in Maryland's 6th congressional district, secured the endorsement Thursday of GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.
Lee, a Tea Party favorite, had also endorsed Bongino in his...