Gov. Martin O'Malley managed through the tough times, cleaned up the fiscal mess he inherited and launched a wave of reform and investment -- from transportation and health to education and the environment -- to grow Maryland's middle class for decades to come.
Ending months of speculation, conservative activist and real estate executive Larry Hogan is getting into the race for governor, running as a political outsider to "bring fiscal responsibility and common sense to Annapolis." The Republican was an aide to former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation.
Mr. O'Malley says he cut the state budget by $8 billion, more than any governor in history. If you believe that, I've got a BGE rate roll back I can sell you. In fact, under Mr. O'Malley, Maryland's budget has ballooned by $8 billion, a 30 percent increase. The "cuts" he claims to have made are merely reductions to the overall increase in state spending.
A group headed by a Republican who plans to run in next year's gubernatorial election is blaming Gov. Martin O'Malley for rising utility costs, echoing one of O'Malley's campaign tactics against his predecessor.
Thirty years after signing the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the bay into compliance with the Clean Water Act, we still have not achieved that goal.
An Ellicott City man who ran for Howard County Board of Education three times unsuccessfully was sentenced Moday in federal court for impersonating a U.S. Secret Service agent in what lawyers on both sides agreed was a "sad" case.