Gov. Martin O¿Malley¿s chief of staff is scheduled this afternoon to hold the first meeting with a representative for Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to begin the transition process following the Republican¿s upset victory on Tuesday.
Maryland's attorney general is asking an appellate court to vacate the sentence of an inmate sentenced to death, a move that could clear the state's death row more than a year after the General Assembly repealed capital punishment.
The old adage claims "money is the mother's milk of politics," but it's wrong. Defining the message is the key, and the money comes later. Candidates and organizations that are able to correctly set the stage with a resonating message get donations, grassroots support, likes on Facebook, momentum, media attention and results when the curtain lifts on Election Day. Governor-elect Larry Hogan did that.
Harford County Sheriff-elect Jeff Gahler plans to not only conduct a "bottom-to-the-top" assessment of the Harford County Sheriff's Office when he takes office Dec. 1, but also work with allies on the state level to repeal strict gun control legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2013.
State Sen. Allan Kittleman said Wednesday that he has chosen Michael Davis, a senior partner at the law firm Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, to lead his transition team. Kittleman said Davis has been a friend "for many, many, many years."
Investigative reporting by The Baltimore Sun has raised a number of questions about the care that the state's most vulnerable children are receiving and suggested that policies and procedures to safeguard children are not being fully followed.
Millennial disgruntlement about their future job prospects is palpable and substantially different from past semesters. Students worry that Maryland doesn't offer them an opportunity to work at a job where they walk away with a large enough portion of the economic pie to make their education efforts worthwhile. We call that opportunity cost in economics. The best antidote for this anguish is economic growth to expand the economic pie. The question today is what will Governor-Elect Larry Hogan do
Baltimore City voters¿ participation in yesterday¿s election that ushered Republican Larry Hogan in as the next governor of Maryland was pretty high, at about 35 percent, and a bit more than 22 percent of the city¿s votes went to Hogan, which is impressive in a city where only about eight percent of voters register as Republicans. With only 62 percent of the vote in Montgomery County and 75 percent in Baltimore City, Democrat Anthony Brown¿s 84-percent showing in his native Prince George¿s County couldn¿t help him.
Republican Barry Glassman took a quick and commanding lead in his bid to become Harford County's next county executive as early general election returns began to trickle in Tuesday. By 9:30 p.m., he declared victory.
Laurel voters had few contested local races in Tuesday's general election, but joined voters across the state in deciding the next governor. The 2014 midterms didn't draw the same volume of voters as a presidential election, but residents showed up to polling stations in a steady, but slow, stream throughout the day.
General Election Day dawned sunny and unseasonably warm Tuesday, as the majority of the 164,000-plus registered voters in Harford County had a final opportunity to be heard on the selection of a county executive, county council and sheriff, among local and state offices.
Election Day coverage from across Baltimore County. In Towson, at polling places Towson High and Stoneleigh Elementary, a steady stream of voters turned out to cast their ballots. Democrats Del. Steve Lafferty and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz were among candidates greeting voters.