Eye on Annapolis

Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Democratic field for governor is wide open, fraught with challenges

Democratic contenders for governor

Democratic voters in Maryland have yet to coalesce behind a single candidate seeking to defeat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. An early look at potential Democratic contenders by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College showed no clear front-runner, ...

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Hogan still popular but poll suggests competitive 2018

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks at the West Baltimore transit center in June. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan remains popular in a Democratic state but a poll released Monday by Goucher College suggests a competitive 2018 election is on the horizon. The first-term Republican continues to enjoy a popularity rating of more than 60 percent, ...

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Kamenetz joins gubernatorial field — and the temperature goes up

Kevin Kamenetz announces his candidacy for governor of Maryland on Monday. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore County Executive Kevin B. Kamenetz, long presumed to be a candidate for governor, made his entry into the crowded Democratic field official early Monday morning. Kamenetz, a two-term Democrat, posted his announcement just after 6 a.m. on Facebook — ...

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Md. budget expert: Federal policy changes will be felt here

8/11/09 Annapolis, MD- L to R- Warren G. Deschenaux, Director, and David B. Juppe, Senior Manager, both with the Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services, Office of Policy Analysis speaking at the Budget meeting attended by the House and Senate Budget Committees in the Joint hearing room of the legislative services Building. Photo By: Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record

Uncertainty over the federal budget could have serious implications for Maryland taxpayers, according to the General Assembly’s top budget analyst. A number of issues under consideration, including health care and tax reform, or the ever-looming prospect of a government shutdown could ...

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Hogan proposes increased DC Metro funding — if Va., DC and feds match

Gov. Larry Hogan (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing an additional $125 million for the D.C. Metro but there’s a catch: Virginia, the District of Columbia and the federal government all must commit to match Maryland’s efforts. Hogan, in a letter Monday, repeated criticisms ...

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