@BryanRenbaum email@example.com Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday proposed more than $1 billion in tax cuts for Maryland retirees. “Today we’reRead more
The fruits of the General Assembly’s 2014 session will come into full effect on Oct. 1 as a number of bills passed in the spring become law in Maryland.Read more
A consumer advocacy group is giving state lawmakers high scores for passing laws in the 2014 General Assembly session that raise the minimum wage and reduce the impact of foreclosures.
The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, a nonprofit whose mission includes advancing fairness and justice for consumers, also released four-year scores that depicted state lawmakers as generally favorable to consumer issues. Only nine of 47 senators and 46 of 141 delegates got four-year scores lower than 80%Read more
Women indeed are becoming a pivotal force in local and state elections in Maryland. They are more likely to go to the polls than men. Given the right candidate, it can make a differenceRead more
Our post primary roundup of candidates for General Assembly shows only the winners of June 24 primary. It includes every candidate that will appear in the General Election for 47 Senate seats and 141 in the House, along with their endorsements, and their cash on hand before the primary.
A handy list shows the 35 candidates who have no opponent in the fall — 14 for Senate and 21 for the House. A separate list shows the 10 incumbents who lost reelection bids, and there is also a list of 46 incumbents who are retiring from the legislature or are running for other offices.Read more
It was a good night for Democratic incumbents in the legislature and the Democratic establishment throughout the state as favored candidates from top to bottom did well in Tuesday’s primary. There were only nine State House incumbents who lost, while newcomers backed by incumbents won. The Republican establishment did not fare quite as well, losing two incumbent senators. This article contains a rundown of scores in contested primary contests.Read more
In a legislature where the GOP is already drowned out by the majority Democrats, Senate Republicans are in danger of losing a voice many Democrats have come to respect in SEnate Minority Leader David Brinkley. Brinkley, 54, faces a younger, energized challenger in Del. Michael Hough, 20 years his junior, who insists that Brinkley’s conservative record just isn’t conservative enough for the constituents of District 4 in Frederick and Carroll countiesRead more
After being censured by the General Assembly for an ethics violation, Sen. Ulysses Currie could be particularly vulnerable to election year attacks.
But his primary challenger, Del. Melony Griffith, has decided not to dwell on this issue when she speaks about himRead more
Brian Woolfolk, who has never served in the state legislature, is running against two opponents with significant legislative experience representing District 26, which runs along the Potomac River in southern Prince George’s County.
He is challenging incumbent Sen. C. Anthony Muse, who has served two terms in the Senate and three terms in the House of Delegates before that, and Del. Veronica Turner, who is challenging her own state senator with significant union backing
An unusual political matchup pitting Maryland’s only openly gay senator against a transgender woman has emerged as one of the more fiery races before the June 24 primary.
Sen. Richard Madaleno, the Democratic incumbent of District 18 in Montgomery County, faces a former county council aide, Dana Beyer, a retired surgeon and long-time transgender rights activist and lobbyistRead more