- Dels. Rick Impallaria and Mary Ann Lisanti are just the latest examples of Maryland politicians behaving badly — and not feeling bad about it at all.
- The House of Delegates publicly censured Harford County Del. Mary Ann Lisanti for her use of a racial slur, which members said “brought dishonor to the entire General Assembly of Maryland.” After the vote, the Democrat said she would not resign,
- State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and seven other senators are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to enter a dispute over whether a World War I memorial cross in Prince George’s County violates the separation of church and state.
- Nathaniel Oaks continued presence in the state Senate brings dishonor on the institution, and his colleagues' refusal to investigate his alleged lapses completes the job.
- A Prince George’s County state senator is calling on his colleagues to condemn Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller for his position on the Taney statue in Annapolis.
- State Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing federal fraud charges, said he intends to remain a legislator as he fights the case.
The way Del. Dan Morhaim handled his dual roles as a legislator and a consultant for a company seeking medical
marijuanaThe Maryland Senate on Thursday killed but later revived a bill that would reinstate Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 rule requiring installation of advanced technology in homes built on septic systems even when they are located outside the "critical areas" that border the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.The General Assembly ethics committee that's investigating Del. Dan K. Morhaim's work with a medical cannabis company has hired a special counsel to assist with the review.Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a broad package of ethics reforms on Thursday afternoon, saying it's time to clean up a "culture of corruption" in Annapolis.Ulysses Currie, the sharecropper's son who rose to the top budget position in the Maryland Senate, resigned Friday after representing Prince George's County in the House of Delegates and Senate.Anthony G. Brown's campaign for the open House seat in Maryland's 4th Congressional District announced the endorsement of seven Prince George's County officials on Wednesday.Several General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary voting results were released Tuesday evening — but many incumbents worked to turn back tough challenges.Politics and self-interest may make it impossible for the Anne Arundel County Council to choose a successor to John Leopold; instead, perhaps the council should leave the acting executive in place.Prince George's County Del. Tiffany Alston, who used campaign funds for her wedding and state funds for her private law office, shows the need for a constitutional amendment on the removal of corrupt officials.Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein was one of two federal prosecutors appointed by Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. Friday to "lead criminal investigations" into the recent leak of U.S. classified intelligence information.Sen. Ed Kasemeyer is not like most of the political leaders in Annapolis. He's low-key, subdued and agreeable. His power, while recognized and respected, is understated.As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of Annapolis.