| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
Franchot wrote in a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After a marathon voting session that lasted into the early morning hours Thursday, the Columbia Democratic Club has made its endorsements for this June's Democratic primary elections.
According to a press release from the group, endorsed candidates...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An estimated 20,000 households in Baltimore City are missing out on tax refunds, leaving unclaimed some $50 million that advocates said could help lift them out of poverty.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen marked Friday, the first day his agency started...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs.
The board action clears the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Westminster High School Senior Chris Scott's distorted portrait project from art class this year will be hanging in Comptroller Peter Franchot's Annapolis office for the next two months, but if the comptroller has his way, he may end up owning Scott's...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive.
Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The state Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to allow a Carroll County treatment center for juveniles to double its size to 96 beds — twice the state cap of 48 — despite a policy of sending troubled teens to smaller facilities for...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Comptroller Peter Franchot has become the latest prominent Democrat to reject the congressional redistricting map drawn by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly, urging Marylanders to vote it down at the polls Nov. 6.
During a radio appearance...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Kathleen Dumais' op-ed ("Md. congressional map is fair, legal," Oct. 29) contained several inaccuracies. I am very familiar with the redistricting process since I attended most of the public hearings conducted by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Lured by its hometown feeling, Arbutus residents, and many others who don't live in the area, endured the heat and 100-degree plus temperatures to enjoy Wednesday afternoon's annual Fourth of July parade.
Glen Burnie residents David and Michele Melka and...