Gov. Hogan joins other governors in protesting Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from families by pulling National Guard unit from border patrol; Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous releases three years of tax returns; super PAC supporting Jealous jumps into Democratic primary with videos, mailers critical of Rushern Baker; in U.S. Senate race, Jerry Segal does a take off on the ice cream containers, Ben or Jerry?; state Senate candidate Jill Carter may be lagging in the money race against J.D. Merrill, but she has a slew of City Hall supporters; a Montgomery voter as state Board of Elections to look into Empower Montgomery, a group founded by county exec candidate David Blair; and facing little demand for recyclables, the cost of taking care of it is falling to taxpayers.
This week, Anhui province has sent its largest delegation to Maryland with the aim of increasing trade and tourism. Gov. Larry Hogan declared the week Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week, and “both want to re-invigorate the partnership,” said Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford Tuesday kicking off a two-day event at the Rockville Hilton.
In Alan Bowser’s run for Montgomery County Clerk of the Court, he is running on a platform of transparency and accountability, but incumbent clerk Barbara Meiklejohn says her opponent is being dishonest about the endorsements he claims.
Elrich, along with David Blair, attended a candidate’s forum at the Tastee Diner in downtown Silver Spring Wednesday morning. The questions were pointed, and as each candidate answered, a contrast between two potential leaders in the race emerged.
Montgomery County candidates and voters are taking more notice of the source of campaign funds in the first election where public financing is an option. Former County Councilmember Phil Andrews, the architect of the public campaign financing program for county council and county executive races, said he believes some voters will favor candidates using the public financing system.
Kevin Kamenetz may have been buried May 11, but he remains very much alive on Democratic primary ballots. The death of the Baltimore County executive as he campaigned for governor exposed problems with Maryland election laws, as well as long-standing constitutional issues with the job of lieutenant governor.
As in so many other places around the Chesapeake Bay, oysters are now scarce in Breton Bay, a short, relatively wide tributary of the Potomac River that zigzags south like a question mark from Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County. But the bivalves may return to this picturesque and comparatively remote estuary if a proposal by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources comes to fruition. State officials have nominated Breton for an ambitious effort to restore its long-dormant oyster reefs.
In the race for the Montgomery County Council at-large more than two-thirds of the candidates have applied to participate in the public financing program, but less than half have gained approval as the submission deadline looms Tuesday.
April showers bring May flowers — and mosquitoes. This spring, a team of researchers with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is looking into whether the annual onslaught of those pesky blood suckers can be curbed by some tiny, shrimplike critters called copepods.
We’re 12 days away from the deadline for campaign finance reports for the first four months of 2018. But Capital News Service did an analysis of where the Democratic candidates had been raising money during 2017.