With about a third more constituents and a lot more territory to cover, Sate Sen. Wayne Norman finds himself with a significantly larger workload since the Maryland General Assembly's 2015 legislative session began last month, compared to his seven prior years as a state delegate.
Opponents and supporters of a proposed utility merger involving Baltimore Gas and Electric parent Exelon Corp. began a calculated dance before Maryland regulators this week, with some hoping to sink the deal and others hoping to sweeten it.
A Salisbury manufacturing plant threatened with closure more than 20 years ago is once again slated to be shut down, a blow to the Eastern Shore city which is still working its way back from the recession.
President Barack Obama unveiled a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday that would boost spending on infrastructure, medical research and education — and that stoked an ongoing fight with congressional Republicans over how to pay for those priorities.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to give a tax break to supermarkets that locate in Baltimore's food deserts and to add more protections for homeowners facing a city tax sale due to to unpaid taxes or water bills.
States with robust innovation economies have assets in common: a corps of research-intensive universities, a highly educated workforce and a government supportive of its science and technology industries. Maryland has all of these things. What the state needs to strengthen is its entrepreneurial culture, so that Maryland becomes a top destination for scientists serious about ushering their ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace.
Beyond spending cuts for next year, Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the General Assembly for an array of permanent, long-term budget reductions — for public schools, private colleges, libraries and economic development aid for farmers.
A roughly 43-acre group of waterfront properties in Westport is slated to go to foreclosure auction Wednesday, opening the opportunity for the land, once proposed for an ambitious development of homes, offices and shopping, to go to a new owner.
Automobile insurance in Baltimore and similar cities across the country is prohibitively expensive for low income drivers, particularly those who have financed a vehicle, according to a report released Monday by the Consumer Federation of America.
By electing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted last week to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders. After the dust settles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will either backpedal on the austerity imposed on Athens or accept Greece's exit from the euro.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has revived the Office of Governmental and Community Relations, which had been allowed to expire by his predecessor, sharpening the agency's focus as part of his reorganization efforts in his first month in office.
The Red Line has had the support of five transportation secretaries and both republican and democratic administrations. The Red Line is a game changer for Baltimore, and a project we cannot afford to walk away from when we are standing at the finish line.
Gov. Martin O'Malley leaves public office tomorrow for the first time more than 23 years, leaving behind a substantial record of accomplishment during his two-terms as governor. His tenure also leaves him vulnerable to criticism that he moved the state to the left and raised more taxes than the electorate could tolerate.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has given New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a special place in his inaugural ceremony Thursday, testifying to his gratitude for Mr. Christie's work on behalf of Mr. Hogan's underdog campaign. A nice gesture, to be sure. But here is a warning to the people of Maryland: Hope that your new governor does not lean on New Jersey's governor for guidance on what to do once in office.
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
As Maryland moves to allow natural gas extraction in its western mountains, the debate over the controversial drilling technique known as "fracking" has expanded to how it may impact the region's struggling economy. Proponents see opportunity for struggling farmers, and the potential for more local jobs. But others warn that a gas rush could undercut Garrett County's growing tourism and outdoor recreation industries.
Gov. Martin O'Malley leaves public office next week having ushered in a modern brand of progressive politics and steered the state through the worst economic downturn in a generation. But as he turns over the reins of power on Wednesday to a leader who won by criticizing O'Malley's tenure, the big question for the outgoing governor is what he can do next with that legacy.
A coalition of businesses in Baltimore has launched a media campaign to ensure their full backing for the proposed Red Line light rail project is clearly understood by the public — and by economy-focused Gov.-elect Larry Hogan.
One of Baltimore's most prominent development firms wants to build a new, world-class arena on piers in the Inner Harbor, reviving a long-talked-about project that would replace the aging Royal Farms Arena on the city's west side.
It is wishful thinking to believe that the renewal of diplomatic relations with Cuba will lead to removal of the embargo. Only Congress can suspend the Helms-Burton Act — a law that requires a transition to democracy in Cuba, restitution of confiscated property of U.S. citizens and the absence from power of both Castro brothers.
The recently released American Housing Survey provides an unparalleled window into U.S. housing conditions. Shockingly, median monthly costs went down for all occupied housing between 2011 and 2013. But, dig a little deeper and another picture comes into focus: Costs for renters went up. These rising rents are the tip of the iceberg of what we call housing insecurity, a growing crisis that threatens Maryland's economic progress, and the health and education of our people.
The division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. that operates the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, but customers of the Russell Street gambling destination should barely notice the restructuring.
WASHINGTON — A controversial tax on medical devices and a requirement that companies offer health coverage for employees who work a shortened week are being targeted for repeal by the new Republican Congress, an indication the party remains committed to undercutting "Obamacare."
A hotel room tax being considered by Harford County, the only Maryland jurisdiction without the lodging charge, would boost sports- and- agricultural-based tourism and provide upgrades to Ripken Stadium, supporters say
Over the next several weeks and months as the budget making season unfolds in Harford County, there will be much discussion of government finance, to include calls for increasing tax rates, as well as demands that taxes be cut.
Advocates say smart growth policies pioneered in Maryland in the 1990s and strengthened under Governor Martin O'Malley are key to boosting economic development, with benefits that go beyond containing sprawl and protecting the environment. The question is whether Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, a Republican real estate developer, will sustain those policies.