WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues from Baltimore harbor dredging to pre-school classrooms to the Eastern Shore's poultry industry.
As the late budget agreement cleared the way for federal workers across Maryland to go back to work and government offices to reopen Thursday, attention in Washington shifted to the next fiscal deadline: Jan. 15, when funding is set to run out again.
Maryland's embattled Republican Party has just seen its top day-to-day official resign without notice, one of its delegates get arrested for the second time on a serious alcohol-related offense and a virtual civil war break out over who will replace the senator in one of its safest districts.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP last night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will speak at a prominent conservative political rally next month, alongside the likes of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, the American Conservative Union said Wednesday.