Marylanders, it is time to ready ourselves for more tax hikes. The state Department of Legislative Services revealed in June that, thanks to spending hikes, Maryland will face a budget deficit starting next year that will grow to $1.8 billion in five years. Unfortunately, our current political leadership is either unable or unwilling to do anything about their overspending habit—leaving you with the bill.Read More
At the funeral for Sherman Howell, a long-time civil rights advocate and political activist in Howard County and Maryland, at St. John Baptist in Columbia Friday, he was memorialized with speeches and resolutions by the Howard County executive, the county council, the State House delegation, the governor and others. He was a strong voice for progressive policies, particularly the need for more affordable housing.Read More
Maryland’s former Gov. Larry Hogan is positioning himself to run as a presidential candidate under the No Labels banner, the political effort underway to present an alternative to Joe Biden and Donald Trump.Read More
Ever since Donald Trump descended that escalator in 2015, I have been asked how I feel about Mr. Trump. Until now, I have nearly always declined to speak publicly about this subject because, first as a State Delegate and, since 2018, as a State Senator, my work representing my constituents has had nothing to do with Mr. Trump.Read More
The reaction from Maryland’s top leaders to the three Supreme Court decisions handed down this past week revealed their stunning lack of appreciation for the foundational pillars of our constitutional order. The public statements from Gov. Wes Moore, Attorney General Anthony Brown and Comptroller Brooke Lierman about these cases revealed to us that they have surrendered to illiberal, tribal politics.Read More
For decades, many poor Black Baltimoreans saw political arguments on sexuality as more a luxury than a real necessity. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, organizations led mostly by white gay males sought inclusion and LGBT-friendly health services, but did little to advocate for Black families struggling with rampant poverty, the crack epidemic, and rising crime.Read More
This annual, automatic increase is the handiwork of Maryland Democrats who in 2013 rammed through a law that tied the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation, so that it would increase every year at the rate of inflation without a new vote of the Maryland General Assembly.Read More
Commenting on a commentary: The Maryland legislature has spoken on abortion; other states have as well
In Maryland Reporter’s daily State Roundup on Wednesday, there was an opinion piece from the...Read More
Gov. Wes Moore has decided to wade into the culture wars. Specifically, Moore released a video...Read More
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