An appointee of Gov. Larry Hogan to the independent agency that regulates Maryland utilities faces tough questioning before a Senate committee Monday over allegations he improperly communicated with administration officials.
Primary races settled this week reflect the underlying divide in the Maryland's minority party, pitting Republicans who stand on conservative principle against those who are willing to be more pragmatic as the underdog in a blue state.
Governor O'Malley said Wednesday that he has appointed Del. Stephen S. Hershey Jr. of Queen Anne's County to replace former Sen. E. J. Pipkin, who resigned and moved to Texas. Passed over was Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. of Cecil County.
Given a choice between two conservative Republican delegates to fill a vacancy in the Upper Eastern Shore's state Senate district, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley chose the less confrontational of the two.
Maryland's embattled Republican Party has just seen its top day-to-day official resign without notice, one of its delegates get arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related offense and a virtual civil war break out over who will replace the senator in one of its safest districts.
Admired, cursed and studied, the Bay Bridge, Maryland's sole Chesapeake Bay crossing, is being eyed again as state engineers try to determine how many years are left in its girders and suspension cables.
The Maryland State Department of Education may have to pay back up to $540,000 in federal money intended to help the state's poorest schools after a scathing audit found that Baltimore City was one of two school districts that misspent the funds on dinner cruises, makeovers, meals and travel.
By By Erica L. Green and Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning.
Baltimore officials announced Tuesday they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network. The Baltimore Sun found that one of those new cameras has been issuing invalid tickets to motorists on The Alameda, apparently because the camera was programmed with the wrong speed limit.
Reaping the first fruit of his most successful legislative session so far, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday signed his long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City, among several other measures he hailed as job creators.
In a long-sought victory for Baltimore, the Maryland Senate voted Friday for a plan that will provide $1 billion to launch an unprecedented systemwide drive to rebuild and renovate the city's crumbling school buildings.
The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects.