Serafini Ready address House

Goodbye House, hello Senate

Republican Dels. Justin Ready of Carroll County and Andrew Serafini of Washington County got appointed by the governor and sworn in to their new Senate seats so fast on Monday that they didn’t have time to bid farewell to their former House colleagues till Tuesday.

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Hogan to fill 3 Assembly vacancies

Gov. Larry Hogan told Wednesday morning that he expected to have a meeting later in the day to discuss appointments, including the filling of three vacancies in the legislature he caused by naming two senators and a delegate to posts within his administration.

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Hogans, Rutherfords pack it in

Gov. Larry Hogan donned a hair net for the final inaugural event where he and his wife Yumi, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and his wife Monica, other politicos and average citizens packed macaroni and cheese packs for the Maryland Food Bank.

Omalley Kopp share a laugh

O’Malley’s final BPW meeting — smiles, applause and budget cuts

Twice a month for eight years, Gov. Martin O'Malley has presided over the Board of Public Works. Its three members all describe it as a unique institution in American state government where three independently elected state officials get to review every major government contract and purchase, from health insurance and prison food service to university dorms and wetland permits. Wednesday was O'Malley's last session as governor, and at Comptroller Peter Franchot's suggestion, the audience gave O'Malley a standing ovation.

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2015 State House Birthday Calendar includes all 58 new delegates, 11 new senators

Get the new 2015 Maryland State House Birthday Calendar produced by the staff of

It includes the birthdays of all 188 members of the incoming Maryland General Assembly — including all 58 newly elected members of the House of Delegates and 11 newly elected senators. There are also the birthdays of all statewide elected officials and Maryland members of Congress.