District 12 Democrat State Del. Clarence Lam handily won his bid to replace the retiring Democrat Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer on Election Day. The district represents constituents in both Howard and Baltimore counties.
A team of incumbent Democratic legislators representing District 12 — including Clarence Lam who beat out Mary Kay Sigaty for state Senate nomination — along with a newcomer, will likely advance as a slate to the general election in November.
All of the 188 seats in the Maryland General Assembly — 47 in the Senate, 141 in the House of Delegates — were on the ballot Tuesday, forcing many veteran incumbents in the Baltimore region and elsewhere to face possible ouster as voters decided whether to make sweeping changes in Annapolis.
Howard County Council member Mary Kay Sigaty and District 12 Del. Clarence Lam vie in primary election for Democratic nomination for District 12 state Senate seat. The winner will face sole GOP candidate Joe Hooe in the November election.
The entire Baltimore Metro Subway will reopen Friday morning, three days earlier than expected, the Maryland Transit Administration announced, after a nearly one-month shutdown for emergency track repairs that officials said couldn’t wait until this summer.
Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed bill to protect Marylanders from negative effects of President Donald Trump's tax overhaul would overshoot the mark and actually amount to a significant tax cut, according to legislative analysts.
Gov. Larry Hogan opened the door Tuesday to discussion of a state investment in a renovation of Pimlico Race Course, saying he wants to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and is willing to work out a deal if the price is right.
As the House of Delegates nears an up-or-down vote on Gov. Larry Hogan's $43.5 billion spending plan Thursday, House budget chief Maggie McIntosh sees a lot of good news. Looming, however, are Republican President Donald J. Trump's expected cutbacks to the federal workforce.
Comptroller Peter Franchot, who failed last year in his efforts to get more power to investigate tax cheats, is trying again. This year he has a powerful new ally in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. But the bill still has to get through the Maryland Senate.
A state Senate committee decided to put off any action on proposed tax breaks for manufacturers until at least next year, deciding there isn't enough time before the end of the 2016 legislative session on April 11 to craft legislation.
Amid the partisan discord and more than 100 competing tax proposals in Annapolis, Republicans and Democrats have firmly agreed on one thing. They want to funnel millions into the pockets of Maryland's working poor, expanding a program widely considered the government's most effective tool for helping people out of poverty.
Responding to criticism from lawmakers, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday said he no longer wants to pay for a new Baltimore jail in his budget and instead wants lawmakers to put the money toward projects at state universities.
The Howard County Delegation unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would launch a state-level investigation into how county school officials have handled public information requests under Superintendent Renee Foose's leadership. After the vote, several delegates questioned the county school board's handling of Foose's recent contract renewal.
U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, a Democrat, is Mr. Gerrymander. He first gained national office in 2003 in large part due to the gerrymandering of Maryland's Eighth Congressional District. The reshaping of the Eighth District was done by Maryland Democrats with the intent to eliminate Republican Connie Morella, who had held that seat for about 16 years.
Lowering taxes for business is likely to be a focus of Annapolis lawmakers in the new year, as Gov. Larry Hogan seeks to deliver on promises made during the election and Democrats look to burnish their credentials with business. While momentum is gathering for reform, just what shape that tax relief may take — and how far it will go — remains unclear.
The political comedy series "Veep," which has been filmed the past four years in Columbia and elsewhere around Maryland, may be on the verge of pulling up stakes after landing $6.5 million in tax credits from California to shoot there.
The General Assembly's budget committees are weighing a proposal to change the way it funds its state employee pension system, a move that would free up as much as $60 million that Democratic lawmakers would like to redirect to education and other programs.
The Hogan administration still isn't tipping its hand how it intends to trim spending by 2 percent in every agency next year, despite a request for details from heads of the General Assembly's budget committees.