December 11, 2013
Campaign biographies about political candidates are almost passé in this era of tweets and social media. But Dan Bongino's new book "Life Inside the Bubble" actually has something interesting to say, besides revealing more personal details of the current candidate for Congress in the 6th District and last year's nominee for U.S. Senate. [...more]
December 8, 2013
Let’s face it: Maryland dropped the ball on implementing Obamacare. To date the rollout has been a failure. Who bears ultimate responsibility? Let's start at the top with Gov. Martin O'Malley and his designated point man on the healthcare rollout, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Ever since 2010, Brown has promoted his leadership role in the Obamacare implementation. [...more]
December 6, 2013
There are so many billions of bad snapshots taken by smart phones and dumb photographers that we forget what it was like barely 40 years ago and the century before that, when black-and-white photography on film and plate developed into a high art. That world also had many jobs and trades that are now long gone. We are transported again into those forgotten crafts with the new book of Aubrey Bodine's old photographs called "Bodine's Industry -- the Dignity of Work." [...more]
December 4, 2013
Enforcing Montgomery County's new minimum wage law raising it to $11.50 an hour over several years may be much trickier than the council bargained for when it rushed through passage of the bill last week. [...more]
Get the new Maryland State House 2014 Birthday Calendar produced by the staff of MarylandReporter.com.
It includes the birthdays of all 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly. [...more]
December 3, 2013
Maryland and Virginia are among the top five states in the nation in the dubious competition for most government-financed employment, according to a new economic study. It turns out Virginia, Maryland's closest fierce competitor for business, edges out Maryland in most categories for taxpayer-funded jobs. [...more]
This monthly roundup covers Maryland election news in November and lists every candidate who has filed and most who have announced. [...more]
December 1, 2013
Maglev is back. So run for the hills.
A new coalition of political Influentials is lobbying for this ultra-expensive, ultra-high-speed rail system. [...more]
November 26, 2013
Maryland may have a requirement for a balanced budget, but its audited financial statements show that its spent more than it took in from fiscal 2008 to 2012, according to the Institute for Truth in Accounting.
This made Maryland one of 13 "turkey states" that had more expenses than revenues in fiscal 2012. The list includes all of Maryland's neighbors except Virginia. [...more]
Last week was chock full of hearings and events as politicos and legislators tried to cram things in before Thanksgiving/Hannukah and a short run-up to Christmas. [...more]