We have grown accustomed to trusting the telecommunications industry to advance technology to meet the consumer demand for higher speeds and more innovation without asking any questions about the risks. However, the fifth generation of advancement demands our attention and our concern.
For most of the eight years that I was privileged to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates, my legislative district in Montgomery County overlapped two of our state's federal Congressional Districts: the 8th (Chris Van Hollen) and the 4th (Donna Edwards). This means we shared the casework of nearly 100,000 constituents, with my office covering their state needs and Van Hollen and Edwards working on their federal concerns. This experience gave me an intimate view.
Former gubernatorial candidate and Maryland liberal leader Heather Mizeur is pushing back on comments from a leading national progressive group, arguing that it "crossed a line" in recent comments criticizing Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate.
Heather R. Mizeur, a former state lawmaker who developed an energetic following among Maryland progressives during her run for governor last year, is endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollen for Senate, according to a video posted on her Facebook page Wednesday.
Former Del. Heather R. Mizeur, who gained statewide recognition in Democratic circles last year with a spirited campaign for governor, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
If State Sen. Jim Brochin has his way this legislative session, people convicted of committing crimes with guns will lose the right to get credit for good behavior, and the Baltimore County superintendent of schools won't be able to arbitrarily turn magnet schools into neighborhood schools without approval by the county's House and Senate delegations.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will soon take office facing a number of daunting challenges. That said, he should add another important item to the list of immediate priorities: bringing lasting legislative and congressional redistricting reform to the state.
Nearly $275,000 in donations from the Baltimore area flowed into two political committees supporting the successful bid of Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford for Maryland State House in 2014, according to campaign-finance data, compared to a little over $1 million going to the failed campaigns of Democrats Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman.
Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect residents from well contamination, noise and other disruption associated with an anticipated drilling boom.
Political professionals say most people know whom they choose between Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan – if they actually bother to go to the polls. It's getting the may-not-bother people to show up that's the key to victory for either campaign for governor, experts say.
Democrat Anthony G. Brown holds a modest lead over Republican Larry Hogan in the race for governor, but many Maryland voters have not firmly made up their minds and the outcome is far from certain, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun. The poll by OpinionWorks of Annapolis found Brown leading Hogan 49 percent to 42 percent.
The gubernatorial debates are the last chance to ensure that the campaign agenda before election day comprises material questions regarding important issues for the economic and social welfare of the state of Maryland.
When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory.
Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations. Hogan's campaign said Tuesday it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill political fight against the state's better-funded and more powerful Democratic Party.