Tom McMillen, a former congressman and University of Maryland basketball star who initiated athletic reforms at his alma mater, has been told by Gov. Larry Hogan's staff that he won't be reappointed to the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents.
Gov. Larry Hogan named budget adviser Robert R. Neall and transition chief James T. Brady to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland Friday as he submitted 331 "green bag" appointments to the Senate for approval.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former senator widely respected for his fiscal mind to his transition team Wednesday, the same day experts warned lawmakers the state budget will require about $900 million billion in belt-tightening.
Acting Natural Resource Secretary Joseph P. Gill's confirmation as the department's permanent chief appears back on track, as a Senate committee Monday approved his nomination after Gill apologized for remarks that angered watermen and vowed to work on closing what he called a "communication gap."
Joseph W. Alton Jr., who was Anne Arundel County's first county executive whose political career began and ended in jail, died Friday from complications of dementia at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. He was 94.
The Maryland General Assembly's chief budget analyst offered lawmakers few palatable options for creating new jobs while dealing with the state's budget shortfall. His main advice: Don't borrow so much that you put the state's bond rating in jeopardy.