The demise of an Annapolis power broker

Comptroller Peter Franchot, seated, and his former longtime top aide, Len Foxwell. Foxwell was widely considered the architect of Franchot's political transformation and his take-no-prisoners style often made him a polarizing figure for both Democrats and Republicans. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Natasha Guynes arrived at the state treasury building Sept. 29 on an unseasonably warm fall day in Annapolis for a visit that, on the surface, seemed like so many others that transpire in the state’s capital. Guynes had just launched ...

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Health experts cite virus’s effect on Md.’s Latino community

The Cheverly Health Center in Cheverly, Maryland, has offered free coronavirus tests. (Photo by Ryan McFadden/Capital News Service)

Latino communities in Maryland have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic because of shared housing situations, lack of access to government benefits and distrust in health officials, experts told a legislative panel last month.

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Poll: Most Marylanders don’t want kids back in classrooms full time

The Gonzales Poll found a substantial majority of those surveyed are equally split between continuing with remote learning or moving to a hybrid model with some in-class instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. (DepositPhotos)

Only one in five Marylanders feel children in Maryland should return to the classroom full time during the pandemic, according to a new poll released by Annapolis-based Gonzales Polls. The poll, released Tuesday morning, finds a substantial majority of those surveyed ...

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In-person early voting begins Monday in Maryland

File- This Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, shows voters casting ballots during early voting in Atlanta. Georgia Democrats are outraged over a bill pending in the state legislature that would limit counties to offering only one weekend day for early voting per election. But Republicans argue that Georgians should have equal access to the polls during federal and state elections, with each county having the same number of early-voting opportunities. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Maryland voters can begin to vote in person next week at dozens of sites statewide. Early voting centers open Monday morning and will operate daily until Nov. 2. Maryland has allowed early in-person voting since 2010, but it wasn’t offered ...

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Hogan’s business aid plan: How much, and how fast?

"The state has already invested $250 million in tax money to help state businesses," Gov. Larry Hogan says. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland business owners could see additional state aid as part of Thursday announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan, who is being urged by a prominent Democrat to make any package large and quickly available. Hogan, a second-term Republican, firmed up the ...

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Advisory group recommends Md. keep its borrowing flat

"I urge anyone who interprets these updated projections to approach these figures with the utmost caution," says Secretary of Budget and Management David Brinkley. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A state capital debt panel has recommended the state limit the amount it will borrow next year to less than $1.1 billion, dashing the hopes of some who want Maryland to expand bonding to stimulate its economy. The $1.095 billion recommendation ...

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