Howard County executive candidates Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman agreed Tuesday night that this year's election is critically important to the county's future. Where they differed was over whose vision would best serve Howard residents.
When Jack B. Johnson, the county executive for Prince George's County, was indicted in 2010 on federal charges shortly before pleading guilty to extortion along with witness and evidence tampering, legislators realized local governments needed to be held just as accountable as state employees. Though changes made to the requirements for local governments — including counties, municipalities and school boards — are mandatory, some municipalities in Carroll County have been reluctant
A Baltimore County bill meant to help farmers earn extra income is drawing criticism from local land preservationists, who fear the measure will let people pave over scenic rolling farms and put environmental resources in danger.
The website for Murphy, Falcon, & Murphy recently changed its logo to read "Murphy Falcon Murphy Xinis Koch," instead of "Murphy Falcon Murphy Ravenell Koch," and references to Ravenell on the site, including images of him, have been purged. For instance, the firm's Facebook page on Sept. 2 announced "Three Partners Selected as Best Lawyers," saying that "partners Judge William H. `Billy' Murphy Jr., Kenneth W. Ravenell, and Mary McNamara Koch have been selected as 2015 Best Lawyers," but today the page on the firm's site about this honor makes no mention of Ravenell.
Republican Larry Hogan denounced Democrat Anthony G. Brown's handling of the launch of Maryland's health insurance exchange during their second televised debate Monday, calling it a "complete disaster."
Every politician wants a legacy — an issue or institution that evolves far beyond the official's time in public office. Sometimes, unexpected events intervene and the intended legacy items do not go according to plan. My experience is a good example of such an unplanned legacy.
Sykesville's Town Council will be meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 and will be discussing the Warfield master plan and amendments to the town's zoning ordinance as well as the creation of the Community Safety and Enhancement Taskforce.
Republican Rep. Andy Harris' isolation from the rest of the Maryland congressional delegation (all Democrats) is easy to see when it comes to bills that the Human Rights Campaign deemed particularly relevant to LGBT people's lives.
It's hard to avoid concluding that the confidentiality clause in Baltimore police brutality settlements is meant to protect those who govern the city, rather than those in whose name the city is governed. And in this regard — as, alas, in so many others — Baltimore embodies in an acute form one of the country's broader failures: the lack of accountability among our leaders for their extensive misbehavior.
The medical and scientific community was relieved when Gov. Martin O'Malley imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2011. He said that the state would only move forward with fracking if it "can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts to public health, safety, the environment and natural resources." And now that the public health study he commissioned returned results showing fracking falls far short of this admirable standard, he needs to stick to his word, listen to the
For the first time in decades, the job of Anne Arundel County's top prosecutor is up for grabs, as two hard-charging lawyers vie to become the permanent replacement for longtime State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.
The resolution, which was introduced on Oct. 6., tasks the Downtown Columbia Housing Corporation, a nonprofit charged with ensuring a full spectrum of housing in downtown, with recommending legislative changes to speed up construction of affordable units.
As the Nov. 4 general election approaches, Prince George's voters have more to decide than just which politicians to elect. They'll also be deciding how long those politicians might get to stay in office.
The state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in Fiscal Year 2013 due in part to shortfalls in their retirement benefit coffers.
Although more Maryland students took the SAT in 2014 and average test scores declined statewide, Howard County saw an increase in the average test score along with an increase in the number of students taking the assessment measuring college preparedness.
Montgomery County officials said Tuesday they will no longer honor federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release date unless U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can demonstrate the person is likely to have committed a crime.
Business at Mount Airy's Town Council meeting Monday included discussions on a resolution to amend the recall amendment in the town's charter, a re-introduced ethics ordinance, and a proposed agreement between the municipalities and Carroll County to pay for stormwater management costs.
Eric Costello has been a magnet for controversy as president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association. Now he's been nominated to fill a City Council vacancy through a process that has been criticized. The council is expected to vote Monday on his nomination.