Gov. Martin O’Malley says Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scared to accept Maryland’s challenge on this weekend’s Ravens-Colts game.
Del. Adrienne Jones, a Baltimore County Democrat, recognized the state and local dignitaries who came into town on Tuesday. She missed one: me (kind of).
MarylandReporter.com announced Wednesday that it has brought on two additional reporters to help cover the 2010 legislative session, bringing the nonprofit news site’s State House team to four members in its first full year of operation. The new additions will give the organization one of the largest reporting contingents in Annapolis. MarylandReporter.com, based in Columbia and Annapolis, was launched in October by Editor and Publisher Len Lazarick and Associate Editor Andy Rosen, and now adds staff writers Natalie Neumann and Erich Wagner. The site produces several pieces of original staff reporting every weekday, in the form of text, audio and video. The organization makes its content available for reuse or reprint, free of charge to news organizations, Web sites and the general public.
With the budget a huge headache this session, legislators are hoping they can balance it, keep it sustainable and pay for ongoing obligations. Del. Roger Manno is proposing a bill he hopes could help do all three.
The House of Delegates begins the legislative session today with 89 bills and resolutions ready to be considered. One delegate in the 144-member chamber can take responsibility for nearly 15 percent of them.
If the dueling presentations by two General Assembly leaders that startled a meeting of county officials Friday was a taste of fights to come, the legislative session starting today promises to be contentious, partisan and painful.
Finger-pointing accusations will soon replace back-slapping camaraderie. Lawmakers are heading into an election year when the electorate is wary and many voters are angry and unemployed.
Gov. Martin O’Malley focusing on renewable energy as lawmakers brace for a challenging 2010. No Ivey for Congress, and no re-regulation push.
What happens when you ask officials just one simple question? Legislators and officials talk about the budget, push their proposals and point fingers. Natalie Neumann has audio below.