Hogan signs anti-crime package, other measures
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday signed a package of bills he and legislative leaders said would help reduce violent crime, particularly in Baltimore, by imposing tougher sentences on repeat violent offenders and those who use guns in the commission of crimes. The bills, some controversial, were among more than 200 signed by the governor Tuesday ...
Hogan tops Goucher poll, but results are a 'mixed bag'
First-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan continues to ride high in the polls where it comes to his job approval rating and is outpacing Democrats in head-to-head challenges, according to a new poll released by Goucher College. The full results of the latest survey, however, are more of a mixed bag for both the governor and ...
Oaks officially withdraws from voter rolls, now ineligible for office
Former state senator Nathaniel Oaks agreed over the weekend to withdraw his voter registration and make himself an ineligible candidate, which voters seeking to remove his name from the primary election ballot hope will make a judge reconsider his Friday ruling declining to order the removal.
Hogan calls for new highway contract; Rahn recuses himself from process
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered his state transportation secretary Friday to seek a new contract to oversee the largest public-private highway project in the country saying a recent contract that was put on hold lacked public transparency.
Judge denies attempt to remove Oaks from primary ballot
Former state senator Nathaniel Oaks will remain on June's primary election ballot after a judge denied Friday an attempt by voters to remove his name.
Md. bill seeks transparency in online political ads
ANNAPOLIS — In the wake of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Maryland is close to enacting a law that some experts say would set a new standard for how states deal with foreign interference in local elections and increase overall transparency in online political ads. If signed by Gov. Larry Hogan, ...
Maryland governor honors deputy who fired at school shooter
A school resource officer who fired at a student gunman in Maryland is receiving more honors.
Franchot asks Hogan to veto pension board bill
Legislation that started as an innocuous law to set the oath of office for members of the state pension board somehow morphed into yet another swipe at Comptroller Peter Franchot. Franchot is asking Gov. Larry Hogan to veto the bill that would ensure no Maryland comptroller would ever again chair the pension board. Instead, under the ...
Maryland Democratic gov. candidate releases tax returns
A Maryland Democratic candidate for governor is calling on his opponents to make their income tax returns public after he released six years of his state and federal returns.
Lawmakers struck compromise on bill expanding post-conviction relief
ANNAPOLIS — Until two years ago in Maryland, filing a petition for a writ of actual innocence or petitioning to test newly discovered DNA evidence were two ways a defendant could seek post-conviction relief — and potentially win their freedom. But in two Maryland Court of Appeals decisions — Yonga v. State in 2015 and ...