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Gubernatorial candidates divided on how to adjust ...
GOP gubernatorial candidates call for new ideas at...
By Maryland Reporter | April 11, 2014 | News | 0 |
Off to the Races: Decision time for candidates; ru...
By Len Lazarick | February 24, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 2 |
Rutherford strengthens Hogan, but it’s still an up...
By Len Lazarick | February 5, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 1 |
Lawmakers target controversial new Common Core cur...
By Len Lazarick | January 30, 2014 | Education, News | 0 |
TV forum with Republicans for governor stirs little reaction
by Len Lazarick | June 1, 2014 | News | 0 |
Here are some reactions to the televised forum with all four Republican candidates for governor that took place Saturday in Salisbury, rebroadcast on Maryland Public TV Sunday afternoon. There was not a lot of chatter on the Internet about the forum, which was not really a debate in form or substance.Read More
Gubernatorial candidates divided on how to adjust or cut state taxes
With the Maryland gubernatorial election approaching at the end of the year, the seven major candidates are taking a stance on one of the state’s hot-button issues: taxes.Read More
GOP gubernatorial candidate Hogan criticized for missing events
Larry Hogan, since the announcement of his campaign late January, has missed at least five major forums and debates due to scheduling conflicts, a habit some of his Republican opponents have derided.Read More
GOP gubernatorial candidates call for new ideas at Hopkins debate
by Maryland Reporter | April 11, 2014 | News | 0 |
At the Johns Hopkins University campus Thursday evening, the GOP gubernatorial candidates were posed questions: Could you work with the other side of the aisle? How do you persuade Democrats to join your line of thinking, and the Republican party?
More pertinently: Can you win?
Off to the Races: Decision time for candidates; running mates needed; incumbent senators challenged; Hogan appeals to Korean-Americans
by Len Lazarick | February 24, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 2 |
The filing deadline for state and county offices is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 p.m., and candidates are trying to make up their minds to jump in or jump out.Read More
Rutherford strengthens Hogan, but it’s still an uphill slog
by Len Lazarick | February 5, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 1 |
Boyd Rutherford did not have to be reminded about what he said at a holiday party in December. “I know I told you I’d never do this,” Rutherford said last week, grinning as he grabbed my arm. But he is doing it after all — running for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Larry Hogan.Read More
Lawmakers target controversial new Common Core curriculum and testing
by Len Lazarick | January 30, 2014 | Education, News | 0 |
A flurry of bills trying to slow down or stop the implementation of the new Common Core educational curriculum in Maryland are about to hit the legislative dockets. On Thursday, five Republican senators introduced two bills related to testing and teacher evaluation based on testing. Democrats have filed bipartisan measures to halt current MSA tests not aligned with Common Core.Read More
At the first mile-marker in the money race for the 2014 campaign
by Len Lazarick | January 19, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 2 |
Money can’t buy you love, but in campaigns, it can buy you lots of other things: attention, status, respect, advertising, mailers, staff and headlines. The candidates with the most money don’t always win. But they win most of the time since they often happen to be incumbents. An incumbent in any office with solid money in the bank, high name recognition and low negatives will win.Read More
Mizeur backs $16.70 living wage, millionaire’s tax; all the gov candidates say they’re environmentalists; Franchot gives O’Malley his coin
by Len Lazarick | November 6, 2013 | Annapolitics Blog, News, Taxes | 2 |
Del. Heather Mizeur, a Takoma Park Democrat running for governor, rolled out a 10-point economic plan Wednesday that includes a minimum “living” wage that would rise to $16.70 an hour by 2022 and restoration of the millionaire’s tax to provide income tax breaks for the middle class. Speaking at Lawyer’s Mall near the State House, […]Read More
Off to the Races: Labor endorsements; AG forum minus Frosh; GOP gov hopefuls on radio; Mandel honored; Griffith vs. Currie
by Len Lazarick | October 25, 2013 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 0 |
Here’s a roundup of some campaign events from the past week.Read More
Gansler calls himself pro-business Democrat in a one-party state; joins GOP candidates in calling for tax cuts
by Len Lazarick | October 6, 2013 | News, Taxes | 6 |
Attorney General Douglas Gansler declared Maryland a one-party state at a forum on manufacturing for candidates for governor.
“We are a one-party state, and so the Democrat is going to end up winning the deal [the election] at the end,” Gansler said, seemingly dismissing Republican and independent voters. “We have a choice of a pro-business Democrat or a continuation of what we have now.” The Republican candidates and the other Democrat at the forum disagreed.Read More
Sun readers call new gun control law ‘unconstitutional’ Really? Hardly
by Len Lazarick | October 4, 2013 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 12 |
An overwhelming majority of people responding to a Baltimore Sun poll this week — a whopping 94% — called “Maryland’s ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines” “unconstitutional.” What’s more, 18,109 people responded to the “poll” published Tuesday, meaning about 17,000 responders objected to the new ban. This was not a real public opinion survey seeking a random sample of the population that would show what a representative group of Maryland citizens think of the new law. It was one of those pop quizzes made possible by the wonderfully interactive nature of the Internet.Read More
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