The way Dominion sees it, exporting liquefied natural gas from its southern Maryland complex that now imports the fuel wouldn't be that big of a shift. But the project at Cove Point strikes opponents as a sea change. Now those fighting the proposal on environmental grounds are joining forces with some Calvert County residents worried about hazards from LNG, which in rare occasions has caused deadly fires or explosions.
But as far as name recognition goes today, if Marylanders know the name of John Hanson at all, it is not for his Revolutionary War accomplishments and call for independence, but rather for the stretch of U.S. 50 that wanders through Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Judge John Hanson Briscoe, scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who had served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St. Mary's County. He was 79.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
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.
Congress Wednesday night approved a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year, a measure that will send tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland back to work.
As Congress considers legislation to provide back pay to furloughed federal workers, far less attention has been paid to contract employees — many of whom work side by side with their agency counterparts.
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the state.
By By Robbie Feinberg and Christopher Neely and Peter Sclafani
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore gave $64,000 in bonuses to its employees since 2010, even as the percentage of backlogged disability claims for Maryland veterans outpaced the national average by double digits.
Several dozen protesters rallied in Rockville and Ellicott City on Wednesday to deliver the message that even in Democratic Maryland — where six in 10 voted to re-elect President Obama last year — there are deep misgivings about U.S. involvement in another Middle East war.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation said Saturday they welcome a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack Obama's plan — before deciding whether to sign off.
Members of the Carroll Co. chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands on Sat., Aug. 24, at National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay-cut since early July.
Seven months into his first term, Rep. John Delaney of Maryland is charting a centrist course in a Congress bitterly divided by partisan politics. The effort, observers say, could be crucial in determining whether the Democrat will win re-election in 2014.
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act — as well as a more recent effort to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — has underscored just how dramatically lawmakers have changed their view on the issue in the course of 17 years.
Financial aid directors at Maryland colleges are hoping that members of Congress will return from their July 4th recess and reverse the doubling of the interest rate on new loans for financially needy students.
A divided Supreme Court struck down a federal law Wednesday that prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that will make federal marriage benefits available to legally married same-sex couples for the first time in the nation's history.
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
St. Mary's College of Maryland President Joseph R. Urgo has asked the college's board of trustees not to renew his contract, effectively resigning under pressure from the public liberal arts college after intense questions and criticism of him about this spring's failure to enroll enough students for next year.
As he traveled through Baltimore to promote his jobs agenda on Friday, President Barack Obama found himself sitting near a 29-year-old man who was released from prison two years ago uncertain how to reset his life.
President Barack Obama will visit Baltimore on Friday looking to draw attention back to his jobs agenda as he juggles a growing number of political scandals that have threatened to complicate his second term.
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans quickly squared off Thursday over the confirmation of Labor Secretary nominee and Marylander Tom Perez -- preparing for a fight that is likely to intensify after a Senate committee voted along party lines to advance his nomination to the full Senate.
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.