Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office says she is postponing community meetings with her nominee for police commission, Joel Fitzgerald, citing a medical issue in his family. The mayor’s office called the issue an “unexpected medical emergency having to do with his son" which requires surgery.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a high-profile case in March alleging unconstitutional, partisan gerrymandering in Maryland’s redistricting process. State Attorney General Brian Frosh appealed the case to the high court in November after a panel of federal judges threw out the 6th District map.
As the General Assembly session begins Jan. 9, Maryland’s Democratic-controlled legislature is expected to push for a range of progressive proposals — everything from a constitutional amendment to preserve a woman's right to abortion to raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was considered a potential Democratic candidate for president following a failed 2016 bid, says he will not run in 2020 and is instead urging Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke to get into the race.
Maryland’s Board of Public Works has unanimously voted down a proposal to approve a pipeline carrying fracked gas through three miles of Western Maryland — after years of environmentalists and concerned neighbors fighting the project. Board members cited concern for the environment.
Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved a deal in which outside lawyers will help the state investigate the opioid industry for potential litigation — and share in a percentage of whatever money they help recover. The state spending panel approved a deal with three law firms.
Mayor Catherine Pugh will hold two community “meet and greet” meetings next month with her nominee to become Baltimore’s next police commissioner. Fitzgerald is the chief in Fort Worth, Texas. He needs to win a majority of 15 votes on the Baltimore City Council to get the new job.
The fire alarm system at Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Facility is “failing regularly,” causing dangerous conditions, and state officials are moving to replace it. Under an emergency contract, the state Board of Public Works is to consider awarding $63,000 to Koffel Associates Inc.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is considering hiring a former acting Baltimore Police commissioner - a recent critic of the agency and an advocate for tougher policing tactics - for a role in City Hall where he would advise her on crime policy. Anthony Barksdale was acting commissioner in 2012.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday appointed six more members to a commission charged with redrawing Maryland’s congressional district map after a federal court ruled one of the state’s districts was unconstitutionally drawn to diminish Republican influence.
Although President Donald Trump has little to do with running local governments in Maryland, he played an outsize role in politics here in 2018. Trump’s actions prompted backlash among the electorate, which in November voted out several high-profile Republicans in the state.
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller says he'll push in the 2019 General Assembly session for several law enforcement initiatives in Baltimore, including approving a police force at Johns Hopkins University. Miller says he also wants to help the city hire 500 new police officers.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the U.S. House intelligence committee, will deliver the keynote address at the Maryland Democratic Party’s annual legislative luncheon on Jan. 8. The California congressman recently raised the prospect of prison time for President Donald Trump.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is appointing former Delegate Kelly Schulz to lead Maryland’s commerce department after the departure of Michael Gill, who is leaving for a job in the private sector. Schulz is currently the head of the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is holding a $150 ticket inaugural gala at MGM National Harbor casino in Prince George’s County the evening after he is sworn in for a second term in office. The Jan. 16 gala will follow a day of free inaugural events in Annapolis.
Opposition is mounting in the Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal for a new Washington Redskins stadium on parkland overlooking the Potomac River in Prince George’s County. House Speaker Michael Busch says the state has more pressing needs.
Maryland’s government is entering a new year with more than $1 billion in unspent revenues, but could be bracing for a potential economic recession, members of a state fiscal panel say. The $1 billion in unspent revenues are due, in part, to a $500 million surplus from last fiscal year.
A new Maryland Stadium Authority study says $424 million in upgrades are needed at Pimlico Race Course. A summary of the report obtained by The Baltimore Sun recommends adding amenities such as a grocery store, hotel, other retail shops and townhouses.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s former communications director and deputy campaign manager, Doug Mayer, is joining an Annapolis-based advertising and strategy firm that helped push the Republican governor to re-election. Mayer has been named partner at Strategic Partners & Media.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday touted a tentative agreement he’s reached with federal officials to swap park land in Western Maryland to build a new stadium for the Washington Redskins football team in Prince George’s County.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to announce $3.5 billion for school construction projects across the state, thanks in part to a new state constitutional amendment that forces casino revenue to add to school funding. The governor’s office says the projects will result in 27,000 jobs.
The Maryland General Assembly is bringing in former First Lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff to conduct sexual harassment prevention training for 188 lawmakers and their staffs. The training comes after a women’s caucus report that detailed accounts of harassment in Annapolis.
In the wake of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s re-election victory, Maryland Democrats have ousted party chairwoman Kathleen Matthews and elected Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to the lead the party as it attempts to take back the governorship in four years. Cummings is the CEO of Global Policy Solutions.
A state commission debating a recommendation to increase spending in Maryland’s public schools by $4.4 billion annually is running up against a tight deadline: the start of next month’s General Assembly session. Advocates for public school students are pushing the commission to finish by Jan. 9.
With 60 new Maryland senators and delegates taking office in January, nearly one-third of the General Assembly will be freshmen. They will be tasked with tackling some of the state’s biggest issues. But first, they have to learn the rules and customs of the State House.
This week marks the orientation for 60 new Maryland General Assembly legislators — 43 in the House of Delegates and 17 in the state Senate. Before they can decide the future of the state, they first have to find their desks, figure out their committees and learn where to park.
The founder of East Baltimore’s Banneker Blake Academy on Tuesday night vowed to appeal the city school board’s decision to close the all-boys public charter school that models itself on successful prep schools.
Tuesday’s election results mean that in 2019 Democrats will hold the top job in seven of Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions. Meanwhile, Republicans — still riding high from Hogan’s historic win over Democrat Ben Jealous — looked around the state to see their bench had been decimated.
The day after becoming just the second Republican to be re-elected governor in Maryland history, Larry Hogan pledged to continue governing the blue state as a centrist as he laid out some of his second-term agenda.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to win a second term Tuesday, lifted by Democrats who crossed party lines to vote for his centrist approach to governing despite their anger over President Donald Trump.
With thunderstorms in the forecast, political and nonpartisan operations alike are in overdrive to get hundreds of thousands of Marylanders voters to the polls on Election Day. And political campaigns for races large and small aren’t resting until they crash Tuesday night.
By Luke Broadwater, Michael Dresser and Pamela Wood
Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Neal Simon says Republican Gov. Larry Hogan told him recently he voted for him. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, Hogan declined to say who he voted for, but said he voted for an independent candidate among his choices for offices on the ballot.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, Democratic challenger Ben Jealous and other candidates on Maryland ballots are engaging in a final blitz to persuade undecided voters and get their supporters to the polls. Hogan is rallying in Annapolis and Grasonville; Jealous in Wheaton and the Baltimore area.
By Luke Broadwater, Michael Dresser and Pamela Wood
During the course of an hour-long interview at the state university system’s Baltimore headquarters, football coach DJ Durkin gave a speech that dramatically changed the course of events and convinced board members he should stay, according to several sources.