A Maryland National Guard helicopter rescue team has been sent to North Carolina as Hurricane Florence pounds the state's southern coast. The state is also opening two shelters, in Prince George's and Queen Anne's counties, for storm evacuees.
Maryland's Howard County — a swing jurisdiction that’s had two Democrats and two Republicans as county executives since 1990 — often mirrors the sentiment of the state as a whole, and political observers are watching the Allan Kittleman-Calvin Ball race for signs of trends.
Marylanders covered by Obamacare plans purchased on the individual market are likely to see hefty decreases in their 2019 premiums, thanks to legislation the General Assembly adopted this year. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente are seeking to lower rates for HMO plans.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should ask the General Assembly to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2020 that would establish an independent Office of Inspector General with jurisdiction over all state agencies.
Twenty-five years after its debut at BWI Airport, Southwest — now the largest single carrier in the U.S. — offers more than 240 departures per day from Baltimore to 64 other cities. It now accounts for roughly 70 percent of the passenger volume through the airport.
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous joined Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Andrew Gillum of Florida, two other African-Americans who won Democratic nominations for governor in their states, to call for political change at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event.
As Hurricane Florence clobbers the Carolinas, it’s forecast to bring rain and some flooding risks to Maryland on Friday and Saturday. But Gov. Larry Hogan said he wouldn’t cancel a statewide emergency declaration as the threat of Florence’s remnants looms.
Gov. Larry Hogan kept Maryland under a state of emergency Thursday even as the full force of Hurricane Florence approached landfall on the coast of the Carolinas. The governor maintained his declaration even as the storm appeared to be following a more southerly track than some projections.
Conowingo Dam has opened 13 floodgates as Exelon officials deal with high water in Susquehanna River from recent rains; state and county leaders monitor potential for flooding nearby on Route 222 in Cecil County, but the high water isn't related to Hurricane Florence.
Messrs. Miller and Busch are ultimately the ones to blame for Gov. Larry Hogan’s double digit lead in the polls. They, as the longest-serving top state legislative team in the country, led the transformation of Maryland into a place that has been shedding people for over a decade.
Baltimore County executives candidates Al Redmer Jr. and Johnny Olszewski Jr. debated Tuesday, displaying differences in their approaches to spending on education. More than 100 people attended the debate at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s re-election campaign this week launched a website featuring a Jeopardy-style game show that mocks Democratic challenger Ben Jealous as embracing reckless tax-and-spend policies.
Hurricane Florence is threatening to strike the East Coast as a Category 5 hurricane, prompting calls for evacuation in the Carolinas and an emergency declaration in Maryland ahead of potentially "historic" flooding.
After a near-record rainy summer flooded out events and washed out dams, a wet September, darkened by the potential cloud shadows of hurricane Florence, may muddy the outlook for high profile festivals.
Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ben Jealous will attempt to lay claim to the mantle of tax-cutter Thursday, announcing at a Baltimore news conference that if elected he will call for reducing the state’s 6 percent sales tax rate to 5.75 percent.
As temperatures rose this week and many schools in the Baltimore area remained closed or were open for just a portion of the day, the lack of air conditioning became a political issue with Gov. Larry Hogan, who blamed the city and county schools for not getting the work done quickly enough.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign announced Tuesday that it is spending more than $1 million to launch a series of three education-focused television ads, continuing to deploy its significant fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous.
Maryland officials on Wednesday proposed establishing a new oyster sanctuary in the Eastern Shore's Manokin River, instead of a Potomac River tributary in Southern Maryland. And they suggested paying for it using only state funds — a maneuver that could allow watermen to one day harvest it.
Gov. Larry Hogan publicly rebuked Baltimore schools CEO Sonja B. Santelises on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to live up to her commitments on a timetable to air-condition seven schools where students were dismissed early as a result of the heat.
New ideas for what could be housed in the former North Carroll High School building have been tossed around in recent months. And just this week Commissioner Richard Weaver sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland House of Delegates proposing the space be used for a 9-1-1 training center.
Ben Jealous, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, wants to reform the state’s criminal justice system by shrinking the prison population by 30 percent and cutting an estimated $660 million from the state’s budget.