Hogan: State has role in saving Preakness, but Md. won't foot the tab
Talks between Baltimore City and the owners of Pimlico and the Preakness should include state officials, Gov. Larry Hogan says. Baltimore City and The Stronach Group are expected to begin a period of good-faith discussions following a decision by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young to withdraw a lawsuit seeking to keep the race in the ...
Bates urges fund to compensate victims of Gun Trace Task Force
ANNAPOLIS — A criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor is calling for the creation of a fund to repay city residents targeted by the Baltimore City Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force and for opening city courtrooms to publicly accessible video of proceedings. Ivan J. Bates made the requests as part of several recommendations made Tuesday to the ...
Maryland Senate president says his health is 'largely good'
Maryland's longtime Senate president has told lawmakers his health is "largely good today" as he updated them on his battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer.
Richardson named Harford County legislative affairs director
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman announced Thursday Lawrence A. Richardson Jr., Esq. will join his administration as the policy director responsible for state and federal legislative affairs, beginning Monday. He will also work on complex constituent matters and report directly to the county executive. Richardson brings more than three decades of experience as a government ...
In compromise, Hogan highway expansion project to proceed in phases
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland will proceed with at least one phase of a controversial proposal to expand two D.C.-area highways with toll lanes. A three-hour meeting of the Board of Public Works that featured testimony from more than three dozen opponents and supporters of Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and ...
Hogan says he relishes fight over Kirwan education funding
Gov. Larry Hogan is vowing to block tax increases he said will be needed to pay for a $4 billion expansion in education and to push through his proposed toll lane expansion of two major D.C.-area highways.
Taxpayers foot $145K bill for government tent at Preakness
The state of Maryland spent $145,500 for a corporate tent at the 144th Preakness Stakes last month, and the bill is going to taxpayers.
Hogan wants regents to investigate handling of College Park adenovirus outbreak
Gov. Larry Hogan is calling for the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to investigate how the state’s flagship university handled an adenovirus outbreak that claimed the life of one student. Hogan’s request comes after published reports in The Washington Post highlighted a pattern of delays in notifying residents of one dormitory about suspected cases of ...
'Ethically compromised': Maryland gov wants Metro chair gone
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called for the chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to resign from the board, calling him "ethically compromised."
GOP lawmaker tells Franchot to back off Alabama divestment
One Republican state delegate is calling on Comptroller Peter Franchot to butt out of Alabama politics. The letter from Del. Haven Shoemaker, R-Carroll, comes in response to Franchot’s call for a review of contracts and investments made by the state with an eye toward divesting from Alabama after that state adopted one of the most ...