ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently "it doesn't make any sense at...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Potential challenger to Trump will head to NH next month
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday that he doesn't yet believe President Donald Trump is vulnerable in a primary, but he's still considering launching a...
Calls growing for Maryland lawmaker to resign over slur
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland political leaders from both parties and civil rights groups made growing calls for the resignation of a Democratic state lawmaker on Wednesday, after she used a...
Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party...
Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President Donald Trump.
Hogan says he looks forward to more discussions with Amazon
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says his administration has had preliminary discussions with Amazon, and he looks forward to meeting with the company again about potentially expanding to Maryland.
Hogan was asked at a news conference Thursday about the company's new headquarters, after Amazon announced it has abandoned plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city.
Maryland governor exits talks for new Redskins stadium
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has abandoned talks to persuade the Washington Redskins to build its next stadium on a Maryland site currently owned by the federal government.
Maryland extends free transit for workers hit by shutdown
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland officials are extending free rides on many transit trains and buses for federal employees affected by the government shutdown.
The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Sunday that the free rides would continue through the end of service on Friday for federal employees who show their work ID. The services offering the rides include: MARC regional commuter trains, Commuter Bus, BaltimoreLink and Metro SubwayLink.
Reporters shown videos of teen’s fatal encounter with police
GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — News reporters have viewed body camera footage of a black teenager's fatal encounter with a Maryland police officer, but officials aren't publicly releasing copies of the footage while the teen's death remains under investigation.
Maryland board OKs contract for Tubman and Douglass statues
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved a contract to put bronze statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the historic Maryland State House.
The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 for the $575,000 contract Wednesday for the statues of the Maryland-born abolitionists. Both Tubman and Douglass were born on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The board is comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Lobbyist has lived through 11 gubernatorial inaugurations
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Len Lucchi attended his first gubernatorial inauguration as a bright-eyed 20-year-old in 1979, he had no idea the ceremonies would be a regular part of his career.
Cut to 40 years later: Lucchi stands on the Maryland State House lawn. The bleachers are up, the sound system blasts in the heart of Annapolis. He looks on as workers prep for the inauguration where Gov. Larry Hogan would officially begin his second term.
Jeb Bush to speak at Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be one of the speakers at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration.
Bush will introduce Hogan at Wednesday's inauguration on the northwest lawn of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
Hogan is the first Republican governor to be re-elected in Maryland since 1954. He is only the second Republican governor ever to be re-elected in the state's history.
Muslim group sues to block ‘No Boycott of Israel’ measure
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal lawsuit seeks to block the state from enforcing an executive order that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed in October 2017.
Maryland, Delaware, Virginia governors all to speak at event
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The governors of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will speak together at an event next month in Maryland, and the organization hosting says it's unprecedented for the area.
- The Washington TimesRonna McDaniel, RNC chair, scoffs at notion of primary challengers to TrumpFebruary 28, 2019
- The Washington TimesRonna McDaniel, RNC chair, scoffs at notion of primary challengers to TrumpFebruary 28, 2019
- The Washington TimesLarry Hogan, GOP governor, calls on Democrat who used racial slur to step downFebruary 27, 2019
- The Washington TimesMaryland Republicans brace for tough 2019 legislative sessionJanuary 15, 2019
- The Washington TimesLarry Hogan to fight Maryland gerrymandering despite Democrat legislatureJanuary 15, 2019
Maryland board votes against natural gas pipeline project
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.
Mayor eyes overhauling racetrack without moving Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) — Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't necessarily have to be relocated.
GOP governors minimize Trump impact on midterm losses
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican governors are minimizing any suggestion that voter discontent with President Donald Trump played a role in the midterm elections, where Democrats flipped seven governorships, took control of the U.S. House and picked up hundreds of state legislative seats.
Maryland governor says panel will redraw congressional map
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor says a "nonpartisan" emergency commission will be created to draw new boundaries for a congressional district.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says the commission will craft a redistricting plan for its sixth congressional district that isn't tarnished by gerrymandering. In Maryland, Democrats were in charge of the last controversial redistricting.
Maryland’s GOP governor finding support from Democrats
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, a former national president of the NAACP, needs big support from Democratic strongholds in the suburbs of the nation's capital and Baltimore to become Maryland's first black governor.
Maryland ’s Gov. Larry Hogan seeks a 2nd term
Report: Baltimore port sets new monthly record for autos
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 65,000 cars and light trucks were shipped through Baltimore's bustling port in August.
The Baltimore Sun reports August's total set a new monthly auto record for the state-owned terminals. The mid-Atlantic city's port is considered the country's top terminal for automobiles.
Joseph Tydings, former US senator from Maryland, dies at 90
WASHINGTON (AP) — A champion of liberal causes and public service, former U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings has died at 90.
Gov. Larry Hogan mourned Tydings' death Monday in a statement praising his corruption prosecutions and ordered flags lowered in his honor.
News outlets report the Maryland Democrat died of cancer in Washington. Daughter Mary Tydings says he was surrounded by family and cloaked in a University of Maryland blanket.
Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain — a prelude, he hopes, to ascending the state's political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Instead, Jealous has had to reverse course in recent weeks after some highly publicized missteps.
Judge to lead panel examining corrupt Baltimore police unit
BALTIMORE (AP) — A retired U.S. judge will lead a commission tasked with examining how a group of corrupt Baltimore cops were allowed to run rampant for years before federal investigators brought them down.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that retired U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. will chair the seven-member "Commission to Restore Trust in Policing."
The legislative panel was created to examine operations and investigations of the out-of-control Gun Trace Task Force.
Maryland’s highest court upholds juvenile life sentences
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court has upheld life sentences for juveniles.
The Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 that Maryland law provides a juvenile offender serving a life sentence with a "meaningful opportunity" to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation. In its ruling Wednesday, the court cited state law, parole commission regulations and an executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Attorney general seeks to preserve cross-shaped memorial
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After a week of heavy rain, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a message for states upstream of the Chesapeake Bay: step up and take responsibility for the sediment and debris pouring into the nation's largest estuary.
The Republican governor described the situation as "an economic and ecological crisis" in remarks before a state board meeting on Wednesday, where other state officials decried the trees, tires and garbage floating in the bay.
Sen. Warren endorses Jealous for Maryland governor
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has endorsed former NAACP president Ben Jealous in his run for governor of Maryland.
In a statement released Friday by the campaign, Warren calls Jealous a civil rights leader and businessman who will "build an inclusive economy" for working families and fight back against what she calls "Donald Trump's extreme agenda."
Firefighter dies battling blaze at Maryland home
CLARKSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died Monday after falling through the floor of a burning home in Maryland.
Howard County Fire Department spokesman Brad Tanner identified him as Nathan Flynn, a 13-year veteran.
Firefighters were called to the Clarksville home after a report of a lightning strike, and three people inside were able to get out safely.
Governor says he’d reject NRA endorsement
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor told a group of students at a school where a teen fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and himself that he'd reject a National Rifle Association endorsement if it were offered.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A vendor that provides key services for Maryland elections has been acquired by a parent company with links to a Russian oligarch, state officials said Friday after a briefing a day earlier from the FBI.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch made the announcement at a news conference in the Maryland State House, a gathering that included staff members of Gov. Larry Hogan.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The head of information technology for Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration isn't with the agency anymore after a programming error that meant thousands of primary voters had to cast provisional ballots.
Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday during an interview with WTOP-FM that "the person in charge of all IT for the MVA is no longer working there."
Maryland Democrats Nominate Ben Jealous For Gov.
Maryland, federal government to study I-295 transfer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to study transferring part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to the state as part of a plan to relieve traffic congestion.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced the agreement in a news release Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT):
The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border.
The AMA's chief executive officer, Dr. James Madara, writes in a letter that families seeking refuge in the U.S. "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.
BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland's request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland's air quality problems.
The judge on Wednesday ordered the EPA to take final action on Maryland's petition by Sept. 15.
The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Maryland officials last year after the EPA failed to meet the deadline for a response.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A gun rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland's recently enacted ban on devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.
The complaint filed Monday by a group called Maryland Shall Issue says the ban passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Larry Hogan in April violates both the federal and state constitutions.
SEVERN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland National Guardsman who died while trying to help a woman during a flash flood was remembered Thursday as the "epitome of a citizen-soldier" and "a very special part" of the community.
Hundreds of mourners, including Maryland's governor and many service members, packed into a church in Severn for the funeral for Staff Sgt. Eddison Hermond.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Hermond didn't have to help a stranger.
SEVERN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a funeral for a National Guardsman killed in flooding (all times local):
Maryland's governor is remembering a National Guardsman as a man who "put his life at risk for someone he didn't even know."
Staff Sgt. Eddison Hermond was swept away May 27 in flash flooding in Ellicott City. His funeral was underway Thursday in Severn.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it plans to deny Maryland and Delaware petitions seeking emissions reductions from power plants in five upwind states.
The petitions sought to reduce emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide from power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.