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State Roundup, July 29, 2016

Photo on home page: Maryland Democrats met former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani at a Philadelphia cigar bar. From left, House Majority Leader Talmadge Branch,...

Unusual bipartisan unity against Howard County school board incumbents

... with conservative Republicans, and liberal Democrats, too. Del. Warren Miller, the western Howard County Republican, introduced the pair, and Howard County Council chairman Calvin...

Rascovar: Hogan cedes power to the legislature

Baltimore SunLarry Hogan, Jr. has made it clear he'd just as soon do away with those pesky lawmakers and rule by executive fiat. ... His...

State Roundup, February 23, 2016

RETIREMENT PLAN BILL: Legislation to require businesses to offer retirement plans to employees or push them into a state-managed plan will not be as wide-sweeping...

Unusual political coalition for redistricting reform battles intransigent Democrats

The ongoing issue of redistricting in Maryland represents one of the most unique political alignments in state politics in some time. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan...

Rascovar: Hogan's conciliatory words demand conciliatory actions

Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael Busch. Photo by ... Larry Hogan, Jr.'s second State of the State address proved a solid effort with just...

State Roundup, December 14, 2015

BYRD STADIUM NEVER MORE: The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted Friday in favor of renaming the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium, backing...

State Roundup, December 4, 2015

Larry Hogan to reconsider appointing Ann Miller to the county school board, saying the conservative views she espouses as a blogger amount to discrimination, Liz...

Rascovar: Mission Impossible on redistricting reform

Conservative Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. has joined liberal reformers in this crusade. He's positioned himself so it looks like those mean Democrats are defiantly...

State Roundup, July 9, 2015

BLUE CRAB NUMBERS UP: Blue crab numbers are up in the Cheasapeake Bay after a harsh winter killed more than 15% of the population, but...

Progressives Bump 'n Grind in Silver Spring, wait for Purple Line

The progressive tinge didn't prevent warm words and a fat check from Joe Vallario — the chair for the past 22 years of the House...

State Roundup, June 22, 2015

LITTLE SWAY ON KEEPING JOBS: Columnist Barry Rascovar, writing in , says that Larry Hogan was elected governor partly because he promised to bring jobs...

State Roundup, May 22, 2015

... between indictments returned Thursday against six Baltimore Police officers in the death of Freddie Gray and the initial charges filed this month suggest prosecutors...

State Roundup, April 30, 2015

Sid Saab is calling for the Baltimore mayor's resignation, citing a lack of leadership and a comment Baltimore officials say has been distorted by conservatives,...

Rascovar: Why Brown could lose race for Maryland governor

Even Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan Jr. agrees on that. The pocketbook issues will decide this election — or as advisers to Bill Clinton put...

GOP and Bongino hope to take back 6th Congressional District

Bongino has gained the support of conservative Republican leaders such as Paul, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and former Florida Congressman Allen West. But all three...