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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Democratic Sen. Mathias all but endorses Hogan

Sen. James N. "Jim" Mathias, D-Eastern Shore. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A Democratic state senator targeted by Gov. Larry Hogan is considering endorsing the Republican over Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous. Sen. Jim Mathias, D-Eastern Shore, stopped short of an endorsement of Hogan but made it clear he is not supporting ...

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A $4M money bomb for Hogan?

The Maryland State House. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A labor union that endorsed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this month has put down a $4.1 million marker in Maryland. Laborers International Union of North America has moved the cash into Maryland, according to filings posted last week with the ...

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Jealous airing television spots

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous in Baltimore Thursday. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

After weeks of seemingly nonstop political ads in support of his opponent, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous is about to air his first television ads since the primary. A spokeswoman for the Jealous campaign confirmed the Democratic nominee was planning ...

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Embattled Democratic senator’s re-election strategy: tout support of Hogan

Sen. Kathy Klausmeier (left) speaks to Gov. Larry Hogan during an April bill signing in which she sat in for Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.
(The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A new campaign mailing on behalf of a Democratic state senator in a key district stresses her support for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. That large glossy mailer that landed in the 8th Legislative District of Baltimore County touts Sen. Kathy Klausmeier as ...

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Task force reviewing Md.’s liquor laws vows to examine health risks


ANNAPOLIS — A panel some thought would target Comptroller Peter Franchot’s oversight of segments of the alcohol industry could also be looking at other aspects of the state’s highly regulated industry. Lawmakers say the foundation of Maryland’s expansive liquor laws ...

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Departures rock marquee Annapolis lobbying firm

Annapolis Statehouse

A rare breakup within a well-known Annapolis lobbying firm could lead to a rare lawsuit between that firm and its defecting employees. The departure of Hannah Powers Garagiola and at least four other lobbyists from Alexander & Cleaver has caught the ...

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Md. gubernatorial debate math: How 2 and 5 equals 1

Benjamin Jealous. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland’s candidates for governor each wanted multiple debates but settled for one. It’s a case of political more is less, and the release of emails detailing the conversations between the campaigns of Democrat Ben Jealous and GOP Gov. Larry Hogan ...

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Franchot, Hogan melt down over air conditioning but blame different culprits

Gov. Larry Hogan, left, and Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Two of Maryland’s top elected officials blasted two school systems for a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms that has resulted in heat-related early dismissals and school closings for the second time since classes resumed this week. The heated ...

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