Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised he would try to reduce tolls later this year and announced Tuesday a new transportation chief with an expertise in building roads. He also named prominent Baltimore Democrat Keiffer Mitchell as a special adviser to oversee expansion of charter schools.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent turned Republican activist, set his sights Tuesday on taking back Maryland's 6th District congressional seat for the GOP. But state Sen. Nancy Jacobs, one of the state's longest-serving Republican lawmakers, said she will not seek re-election in 2014, adding to the attrition of the GOP's small band of senators.
Republicans in the House of Delegates outlined a series of proposals Tuesday that they contend will shore up the state employees pension system while cutting the risk that taxpayers will be left on the hook for losses.
After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the days before electronic signatures needs a fresh look.
Despite well-known challengers and widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, most of Maryland's incumbents in the House of Representatives appear to be cruising to reelection — a result of convoluted congressional districts and large Democratic majorities in most parts of the state.
Democratic challenger John Delaney outraised longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett by a 6-to-1 margin in the first half of October and had more cash on hand going into the final weeks of the campaign, according to figures released by the Federal Election Commission.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that he would call lawmakers back to Annapolis for the second time since the General Assembly adjourned in April — this time to vote on a proposal to add table games to the mix of gambling choices in Maryland.
Maryland legislators ended their special session on budget issues last week knowing there's a strong likelihood they may be summoned back to Annapolis in July to contend with the thorny issue of expanded gambling.