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Jun 15, 2014

Earlier primary may leave some appointed positions open longer

A change in state law that moved Maryland's primary election day could result in dozens of appointed positions being left vacant until a new governor is sworn in next year.

May 13, 2014

Senate Dems skewer judicial nominee from Ga.

Senate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama’s picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag.

May 13, 2014

IRS paid at least $13B in improper tax credits

The Internal Revenue Service paid more than $13 billion in tax credits last year to people who may not have qualified, a government investigator said Tuesday.

May 5, 2014

Mikulski, Ruppersberger tops in defense donations

Defense companies and their employees have donated a total of $602,200 to members of Maryland’s overwhelmingly Democratic congressional delegation during the 2014 election cycle, which runs through November’s midterm elections, according to the most recent figures available from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Apr 14, 2014

Pipe dreaming: WSSC to sell $200M in bonds

In 2008, a water main break caused River Road in Montgomery County to live up to its name. Now the district that runs the system is asking investors to help prevent future disasters.

Apr 2, 2014

Contempt order sought in Carroll County public prayer case

The American Humanist Association is asking a federal judge to hold the Carroll County Commissioners in contempt for violating his order barring them from opening meetings with sectarian prayers.

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Mar 27, 2014

Proposal would let state own ‘House of Cards’

The production company responsible for the filming of “House of Cards” could face state condemnation proceedings under an amendment adopted Thursday by the House of Delegates to a budget reconciliation bill.

Mar 26, 2014

Md. House advances state’s $39B budget

A plan to avoid cuts to education, health and other programs in Maryland's budget by tapping into $200 million originally set aside to strengthen the finances of the state's pension system has won over the House of Delegates, which gave preliminary approval Wednesday to state budget legislation.

Mar 24, 2014

Md. officials to push for FBI headquarters

Maryland officials are gathering to push for relocating a new FBI headquarters in the state.

Mar 19, 2014

Congresswoman wants raise for tipped workers too

Rep. Donna Edwards hopes Maryland will help inspire a federal minimum wage hike, but she says the minimum wage bill passed by the House of Delegates hurts tipped workers.

Mar 17, 2014

Assembly’s big issues: still a puzzle

With roughly three weeks left in the session, legislators spent Monday scurrying to move bills from the House to the Senate and vice versa in an attempt to beat the deadline known as crossover day.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Mar 16, 2014

Rawlings-Blake says she’s changed city for the better

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been Baltimore’s chief executive for more than four years, and her national profile has skyrocketed in large part because of television appearances in her relatively new role as secretary of the Democratic National Committee.

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