Attorney General Brian E. Frosh asked a federal court Friday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims state lawmakers violated Republicans' constitutional rights when they redrew Maryland's congressional boundaries six years ago.
Maryland Republicans are preparing to mount an all-out assault on the Democratic super-majorities in the General Assembly, hopeful that the popularity of Gov. Larry Hogan will outweigh whatever drag President Donald J. Trump could have on their fortunes.
Maryland's convoluted congressional districts were drawn with an eye toward ousting a Republican incumbent and replacing him with a Democrat, former Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged as part of a high-profile legal challenge to the maps winding its way through federal court.
If Maryland lawmakers will not clean up our legislative districting system, at some point the courts will step in to do it for them. That is sure to be a mess, with side effects and disruptions that no one will welcome.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly this year requiring that employers with more than 15 workers offer the right to earn paid sick leave, setting up a potential veto override fight when lawmakers return to Annapolis.
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.
The head of the Legislative Black Caucus said Tuesday her organization wants Gov. Larry Hogan to recall the General Assembly to Annapolis for a one-day special session to pass a law expanding the medical marijuana industry.
Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign more than 100 bills into law on Tuesday, including a bill granting tax breaks to manufacturing companies that create new jobs, an ethics bill and a bill that delays implementation of a scoring system for state-funded transportation projects.
The bail bond industry's hope of preserving the role of cash in determining who gets out of jail was quashed late Thursday, as House Speaker Michael E. Busch ruled out bringing to the House floor a bill that would do so.
Gov. Larry Hogan signed into a law a bill that creates a new safety agency for the Washington-area Metro transit system, which should lead to the release of $4.8 million in federal aid that had been withheld.