Hogan: Public ‘Crying Out’ For Mandatory Minimums

Gov. Larry Hogan spent much of this week attacking the Democrat-led General Assembly for not advancing his bills aimed at reducing crime in Baltimore. On Thursday, Democratic leaders fought back. Hogan’s latest comments came during a press conference Thursday. He accused legislators of ignoring a “crisis” in Baltimore by not voting his crime package out…

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Hogan’s Redistricting Plan Meets Democratic Resistance — Again

When Democrat Kweisi Mfume won Tuesday’s special primary election to represent Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, he became the presumptive winner of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings’ seat — even though there’s also a Republican nominee for the seat and less than a fifth of the district’s voters cast a ballot. Political analysts say that’s in…

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Schools Plan Set to Dominate General Assembly Session

Typically when state lawmakers return to Annapolis for the annual 90-day legislative session, each brings a unique set of priorities. But when the General Assembly convenes for its 441st session on Wednesday, one subject is poised to overshadow almost everything else:  A proposal to overhaul public education in Maryland.  Democratic leaders in the state Senate…

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After 33 Years, Maryland Senate Gets New Leader

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced Thursday that he is relinquishing his gavel when the General Assembly returns to Annapolis in January. The 76 year old has cancer and several related health issues. “My mind is still strong but my body is weak,” Miller said at a press conference Thursday. “This is a…

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3-Week Funding Bill Gives One Maryland County’s Federal Workers Little Reason For Optimism

Howard County, Md., is home to roughly 50,000 federal employees and government contractors. County officials estimate the government shutdown affected at least 10 percent of the people who live there. And the three-week funding agreement that Washington, D.C., political leaders reached yesterday gives many of those federal workers little reason for optimism. This story aired…

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Jealous Campaign Gets Help From Overseas

In his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor, Ben Jealous raised more than $2 million. Nearly half of his roughly 20,000 donors had addresses in California, Maryland or New York. But several dozen donors listed addresses outside the United States. Read the full story.

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Baltimore House Members Take On Incumbent Senators

Thirty-five-year-old Cory McCray checked his list of registered Democratic voters before climbing each set of porch steps and knocking on each door in a Northeast Baltimore neighborhood on a recent afternoon. “I’m Cory McCray, your state delegate,” he told a resident who answered her door. “I’m in a very contentious race, so when you go…

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A state lawmaker’s fight to keep 9-1-1 from failing

  Since the first 9-1-1 call was made 50 years ago, not much has changed about how Maryland’s 9-1-1 system functions. As a result, there are times when 9-1-1 doesn’t work. That’s what happened to Carl Henn on July 25, 2010. The 48-year-old was having a picnic with some friends at a park near his…

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