Gov. Larry Hogan has lost a member of his cabinet, even before he could be nominated. Charles C.G. Evans Jr., whom Hogan had tapped to be secretary of natural resources, said Friday he has bowed out because he feared the rigors of managing the 1,300-employee department would take a toll on his health.
Larry Hogan's inauguration address was 100 Snore Street, Annapolis. But glorious speechifying is not what Marylanders voted for when they made Hogan our governor. What they voted for was: The candidate who wasn't Anthony Brown. A successful businessman who criticized taxes and the size of Maryland's government.
Freshman Del. Chris West, a Towson attorney, elected to represent District 42B, said his approach his first year in the House will be to listen, learn and develop relationships with fellow lawmakers, with staff and with constituents until he is fully acquainted with the legislative process.
Advocates for the rehabilitation of prisoners gathered in Annapolis Tuesday to call on lawmakers to eliminate a requirement that Maryland's governor sign off on any parole recommendation for an inmate serving a life sentence.
With his affable and at times self-deprecating manner, Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan brings to Maryland's highest office a distinct style — one with implications for how the businessman-turned-politician will govern.
The county council would be better off focusing on something other than a largely symbolic "rain tax" repeal. Either the problem will be mollified at the state or federal levels, or it won't, but the county government will have very little say in the matter, no matter how it plays out.
Environmental activists and their allies are urging Maryland lawmakers to double the state's current requirement to get 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2022. But Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and even some sympathetic legislators seem likely to oppose it.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised he would try to reduce tolls later this year and announced Tuesday a new transportation chief with an expertise in building roads. He also named prominent Baltimore Democrat Keiffer Mitchell as a special adviser to oversee expansion of charter schools.
Van T. Mitchell, an Annapolis lobbyist who is Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice to serve as Maryland's health secretary, said Friday that he will recuse himself from considering matters that involve his former clients.
Making predictions in science fiction movies — and newspaper columns — is risky business. But here are a few for 2015, including those on the presidential aspirations of Martin O'Malley, Ben Carson and Robert Ehrlich.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued about 150 pardons to convicted offenders over the past three years, after rarely exercising his power to grant clemency in his first term. But despite the uptick, the governor has remained stingy when considering clemency, rejecting nearly 1,300 cases that came across his desk.
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan announced his first four Cabinet appointments Wednesday, choosing veterans from the O'Malley and Ehrlich administrations along with a Republican state delegate and a businesswoman from Laurel.
As they prepare to meet Friday, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Attorney General-elect Brian E. Frosh both say they want to turn the page and work together. But the two men could find themselves at odds — especially about environmental issues.
While Larry Hogan triumphed in the Maryland governor's race, his fellow Republicans won legislative and the county council seats in Dundalk for the first time in decades, completing a dramatic partisan shift in one of the state's once reliably Democratic Party strongholds. The realignment culminated after years of disaffection and may create a lasting transformation.
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Democrat Peter Franchot, the state's comptroller, met up Monday in this historic Eastern Shore town for a joint tour of downtown businesses and a public show of bipartisan holiday spirit.