Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland’s candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates fighting to succeed him.

Marijuana Debate Headed to Maryland Senate Committee

Maryland lawmakers are set to get their first real whiff of marijuana legislation this session with hearings scheduled on measures that look to lift or loosen the state’s ban on recreational use of the drug.

Minimum Wage Hike Debated Before Maryland Lawmakers

Business owners, low-wage workers, economists and community leaders crowded into an overflowing House committee room Tuesday to offer testimony alongside Gov. Martin O’Malley on a handful of proposals seeking to change Maryland’s minimum wage.

Gansler Received Campaign Funding From Attorney General’s Office Affiliates

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Doug Gansler received campaign funding last year from individuals and businesses who have done work with the Attorney General’s Office.

Lieutenant Governor Proposes $4.3 Million Expansion of Pre-K

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced a $4.3 million expansion of prekindergarten to add an additional 1,600 children from a broader economic base, packaged with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal.

Brown Tells Lawmakers That Reports Gave No Warning of Botched Health Care Rollout

Brown said reports he received as overseer of Maryland’s health care reform failed to alert him to major glitches that would mark the launch of the state’s health care exchange website.

Tension Between Democratic Gubernatorial Rivals Part of Growing Incivility, Experts Say

Negative campaigning is likely to escalate as Maryland gets closer to the Democratic primary.

Maryland’s Achievement Gap Addressed by Democrats in Gubernatorial Race

Eliminating the achievement gap has become the center of discussion for Maryland’s 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidates.