The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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MD 2012 Archives

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Maryland Political Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

Transportation, budget to be top issues when General Assembly reconvenes (The Gazette, 12/31/12)
New Maryland laws target veterans’ licenses, chicken feed, elections (The Gazette, 12/31/12)
Same-sex marriage battle over, but fight for equality continues (Capital Gazette, 12/31/12)
Gov. O’Malley signs executive order on flooding, sea level rise (The Star Democrat, 12/30/12)
Maryland is in precarious situation if so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ not avoided (Herald-Mail, 12/30/12)
EDITORIAL: Changing the political money game (Frederick News Post, 12/30/12)
Ehrlich: Injecting Obamacare into economy will hurt — a lot (Baltimore Sun, 12/30/12)
COMMENTARY: How Maryland can pull a tech trifecta in 2013 (Washington Post, 12/30/12)
COMMENTARY: A calamity in the making for Maryland’s economy (Baltimore Sun, 12/30/12)
EDITORIAL: Get Maryland moving (Washington Post, 12/30/12)
State building changes ordered to avert flood damage (Baltimore Sun, 12/28/12)
Prices spike at public universities, except in Maryland (Washington Post, 12/28/12)
Delegates concerned about gun owners’ privacy (The Gazette, 12/28/12)
PSC chairman named to appeals court (Baltimore Sun, 12/28/12)
O’Malley primed for a presidential run in 2016? (Baltimore Business Journal, 12/28/12)
2012: Maryland politics year in review (The Gazette, 12/28/12)
O’Malley moves PAC adviser into the governor’s office (Washington Post, 12/28/12)
O’Malley names new appellate judge, top utilities regulator in Maryland (Washington Post,12/28/12)
COMMENTARY: Competitiveness should be at the top of lawmakers’ priority lists (Center Maryland, 12/28/12)
Transportation plans could include sales tax hike (The Gazette, 12/28/12)
EDITORIAL: Sports wagering next? (Frederick News Post, 12/27/12)
Gambling companies doubled down on lobbying Md. lawmakers over past year (Washington Post,12/27/12)
Panel urges sweeping campaign finance changes (Baltimore Sun, 12/26/12)
Prince George’s and Montgomery want more money for transportation (Washington Post, 12/26/12)
OPINION: Del. Dwyer should resign from the legislature (Capital Gazette, 12/26/12)
EDITORIAL: Chesapeake’s new threat — lawyers (Baltimore Sun, 12/26/12)
EDITORIAL: No study, no fracking (Baltimore Sun, 12/26/12)
National Harbor casino could make Virginia rethink gambling policy (Washington Examiner,12/26/12)
Same-sex marriage faces some lingering resistance in Md. (Washington Examiner, 12/26/12)
Maryland’s gambling expansion is no sure bet, experts warn (Washington Examiner, 12/26/12)
Getting rid of O’Malley — not so fast (Maryland Reporter, 12/21/12)
Commission recommends raising Maryland’s political contribution limits (Washington Post,12/21/12)
O’Malley to Md. Cabinet secretaries: Clear barriers to same-sex marriage rights (Washington Post,12/21/12)
Think tanks recommend $500 million casino license (Maryland Reporter, 12/20/12)
O’Malley orders same-sex marriage to be fully implemented (Baltimore Sun, 12/20/12)
Delegates put mental health, safety on deck (Frederick News Post, 12/20/12)
COMMENTARY: What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence (Baltimore Sun, 12/20/12)
Eastern Shore farmers, Perdue win pollution lawsuit (Baltimore Sun, 12/20/12)
Penn National Gaming might bid on new casino in Prince George’s (Washington Post, 12/20/12)
O’Malley says on national TV that assault weapons ‘play no purpose in a civil society’ (Washington Post, 12/19/12)
Faith leaders, city lawmakers urge new gun control laws (Baltimore Sun, 12/19/12)
Local lawmakers willing to talk about O’Malley plan to halt mass shootings (Herald-Mail, 12/19/12)
Report: MGM licensing fee way too low (Washington Examiner, 12/19/12)
Franchot: Maryland policy will change to allow joint filing for gay couples (Washington Times,12/19/12)
O’Malley says he’s delivered on some goals, but not energy and transportation (Maryland Reporter, 12/19/12)
O’Malley is likely to introduce gun control measures (Baltimore Sun, 12/18/12)
O’Malley: Expect new gun restrictions to be proposed in Md. (Washington Examiner, 12/18/12)
O’Malley ’still having conversations’ about raising more revenue for transportation (Washington Post, 12/18/12)
McDonnell, O’Malley take opposing sides in response to Newtown shootings (Washington Post,12/18/12)
COMMENTARY: Doug Gansler, sole practitioner (Center Maryland, 12/18/12)
Maryland lawmakers to roll out gun bills in 2013 (The Gazette, 12/17/12)
VIDEO: Push to ban more assault weapons expected in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 12/17/12)
Maryland Senate president nudges O’Malley on hiring a transportation secretary (Washington Post,12/17/12)
VIDEO: Maryland leaders call for tighter gun controls in wake of Conn. school shooting (Baltimore Sun, 12/17/12)
O’Malley travel costs up for debate after Sun records request (Baltimore Sun, 12/17/12)
After hard-fought victories, O’Malley pushed for more progress (Washington Post, 12/16/12)
Franchot to seek re-election, won’t run for governor (Center Maryland, 12/11/12)
Maryland gets approval to operate health exchange (AP, 12/10/12)
Professor and pundit: Eberly becomes the go-to guy for Md. political analysis (Maryland Reporter, 12/10/12)
Shore lawmakers say proposed tax hikes will be big issue of session (Star Democrat, 12/10/12)
Taxes and fees on minds of residents (Cumberland Times-News, 12/10/12)
Feds approve Md. health exchanges (Baltimore Sun, 12/10/12)
Shift among African Americans helped pass same-sex marriage (Capital Gazette, 12/9/12)
O’Malley: Hillary Clinton would make a ‘great’ president — if she runs (Washington Post, 12/9/12)
Md. panel recommends taxes, fees to pay for health exchange (Washington Examiner, 12/9/12)
Turnout should be key factor in any expansion of early voting, Md. elections director says(Maryland Reporter, 12/9/12)
Maryland inches closer to decision time on hydraulic fracturing (Washington Post, 12/8/12)
O’Malley, a national Sunday morning TV staple, does Baltimore this week (Baltimore Sun, 12/8/12)
OPINION: Marylanders are able to lead themselves (DelMarVa Now, 12/8/12)
Environmental activists rally for fracking conference (Baltimore Sun, 12/8/12)
Potential fracking in Maryland sparks controversy (CBS Baltimore, 12/8/12)
Gansler: Supreme Court review won’t impact same-sex marriage law in Maryland (WBAL, 12/7/12)
COMMENTARY: Two agencies offer roadmap to competitiveness (Center Maryland, 12/7/12)
Maryland ahead of most other states in setting up new health exchanges (Maryland Reporter, 12/7/12)
COMMENTARY: Can’t keep pushing transportation down the road (The Gazette, 12/7/12)
O’Malley touts marriage law, raises money for new political action committee (Washington Post,12/7/12)
O’Malley grabs 5% in early 2016 poll — if Hillary stays out (Baltimore Sun, 12/6/12)
EDITORIAL: When it comes to political corruption, one Md. judge says, ‘Enough’ (Baltimore Sun,12/6/12)
Maryland Democrats’ executive director leaving (Baltimore Sun, 12/6/12)
Peter Franchot: 70% of Md. business revenue comes from small businesses (Star Democrat, 12/6/12)
Md. leaders anxiously eye ‘fiscal cliff’ as legislative session looms (Washington Post, 12/6/12)
O’Malley trumpets new marriage law (Politico, 12/6/12)
O’Malley to celebrate with same-sex marriage supporters at mansion (Washington Post, 12/6/12)
Biggest tax hit? Look out, Maryland (Washington Times, 12/5/12)
Alston loses case in court while O’Malley prevails (Baltimore Sun, 12/5/12)
Agencies threatened with budget cuts for repeat audit problems (Maryland Reporter, 12/5/12)
Transportation agencies are correcting problems auditors found (Maryland Reporter, 12/5/12)
O’Malley representative: Middle-class tax cuts are critically important (Herald-Mail, 12/5/12)
Maryland judge: Tiffany Alston nor Greg Hall should get 24th District seat (Washington Post,12/5/12)
Md. Senate president rakes in almost $200,00 15 Bethesda fundraiser (Washington Post, 12/4/12)
O’Malley aide Rick Abbruzzese leaving administration for lobbying corps (Washington Post,12/4/12)
COMMENTARY: Maryland’s debt bomb (Baltimore Sun, 12/4/12)
O’Malley to talk transportation, other issues with Maryland legislative leaders (Washington Post,12/4/12)
COMMENTARY: Running mates – O’Malley’s foes to get limelight as he prepares for 2016 (Center Maryland, 12/4/12)
Penalties needed for violations of Open Meetings Act, citizens say (Maryland Reporter, 12/4/12)
Hall, Alston challenges in court Tuesday (Washington Post, 12/3/12)
In campaign spending, Penn National’s loss is Md’s gain (Baltimore Sun, 12/3/12)
Unity stressed at Maryland GOP convention (The Gazette, 12/3/12)
VIDEO: Maryland could fall hard off of fiscal cliff (ABC2News, 12/3/12)
State GOP to focus on gaining legislative seats (Maryland Reporter, 12/3/12)
State police spent close to $100,000 traveling with O’Malley outside Maryland (Washington Post,12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Alternative strategies for MD GOP (Frederick News Post, 12/3/12)
As DGA run ends, O’Malley likely to stay on national stage (Baltimore Sun, 12/2/12)
OPINION: Next up – Death penalty (Baltimore Sun, 12/2/12)
Officials: Tumbling over the fiscal cliff would heavily impact Maryland (Carroll County Times,12/2/12)
EDITORIAL: Raising the gas tax (Frederick News Post, 12/1/12)
O’Malley’s rigid views on crime and punishment push appointment saga to a head (Washington Post,12/1/12)
MDGOP convention: Observations from Turf Valley (Cross Purposes, 12/1/12)
Maryland GOP reject call for party-switching Cecil County official to step down (Baltimore Sun,12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

Md. speaker would like to see same-sex weddings commence Jan. 1 (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Republicans helped same-sex marriage win at the polls (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Lawmakers build outlying wish list; Transportation, energy top state’s rural agenda (The Gazette,11/30/12)
MD GOP Chair Alex Mooney may face ‘no confidence’ vote // Did MoCo Chair Mark Uncapher want the job? (Maryland Juice, 11/30/12)
State GOP convention has the usual firing squad and lynch mob (Maryland Reporter, 11/30/12)
Alston would face legislative ethics review if she returns to Md. House, speaker says (Washington Post, 11/30/12)
Same-sex couples can marry Jan.1, attorney general says (Baltimore Sun, 11/29/12)
Casino committees have $671,000 left to spend (Capital Gazette, 11/29/12)
O’Malley touts Maryland’s fight against climate change (Baltimore Sun, 11/29/12)
Same-sex marriage supporters raise double what opponents did (Capital Gazette, 11/29/12)
Gay couples can wed Jan. 1 in Maryland in willing counties, state lawmakers say (Washington Post,11/29/12)
Maryland counties mixed in responding to new growth law (AP, 11/28/12)
O’Malley to reintroduce offshore wind bill (The Gazette, 11/28/12)
Diverse coalition funded same-sex marriage effort (Baltimore Sun, 11/28/12)
NAACP to step up Maryland death penalty fight (Baltimore Sun, 11/28/12)
Washington firms, Maryland consultants won big in expanded gambling fight (Washington Post,11/28/12)
OPINION: Transportation and education – State faces difficult balance (The Gazette, 11/28/12)
COMMENTARY: Post-election thoughts (Frederick News Post, 11/28/12)
Casino campaign tops $93 million (Baltimore Sun, 11/27/12)
State Sen. Edwards: Drilling bills are expected this session (Cumberland Times-News, 11/27/12)
Last-minute checks keep same-sex marriage campaign alive (Baltimore Sun, 11/27/12)
Local officials ‘thumbing nose’ at Maryland growth limits, group says (Baltimore Sun, 11/27/12)
Md. lawmakers push to expand early voting in 2014 (CBS Baltimore, 11/27/12)
Judge says full review needed in Alston, Hall challenges in Prince George’s (Washington Post,11/26/12)
As O’Malley eyes repeal, Md. death row remains at ‘impasse’ (Washington Post, 11/24/12)
EDITORIAL: Transportation funding crisis looms large (Frederick News Post, 11/21/12)
Message to lawmakers: Make transportation priority (The Gazette, 11/21/12)
COMMENTARY: Despite gerrymandering, it was time for Bartlett to go (The Gazette, 11/21/12)
COMMENTARY: A grass-roots cure for the Maryland GOP (Baltimore Sun, 11/20/12)
O’Malley postpones Middle East trip (Baltimore Sun, 11/20/12)
Washington suburbs pivotal in Maryland vote on ballot initiatives (Washington Post, 11/20/12)
Hall still in line to replace Alston in Md. General Assembly (Washington Times, 11/20/12)
Maryland faces years of hefty budget gaps (Washington Examiner, 11/20/12)
Big boost in jobs helps drive down Maryland’s unemployment rate (The Gazette, 11/20/12)
Governor told convicted delegate can’t return (Baltimore Sun, 11/20/12)
State funding for new roads approaching zero (Center Maryland, 11/19/12)
EDITORIAL: Maryland created its own transportation ‘cliff’ (Washington Examiner, 11/19/12)
Maryland chamber to make major push for job creation in 2013 (The Gazette, 11/19/12)
Maryland voters supportive of health reform, survey finds (Baltimore Sun, 11/19/12)
Defeated Republican Timmerman questions ballot procedures (The Gazette, 11/19/12)
2014 MD Governor: Anthony Brown poll shows early lead over Gansler, Franchot, Ulman(Maryland Juice, 11/19/12)
Lawmakers who backed gambling look now to collect (Baltimore Sun, 11/19/12)
O’Malley, Ehrlich camps unite in Maryland campaign against federal debt (Washington Post,11/18/12)
Politically connected firms hit jackpot in Maryland casino fight (Washington Post, 11/17/12)
Environmental groups charge coalition of counties with distorting facts; Gov’s staff blasts Bay cleanup efforts (Frederick News Post,11/15/12)
Business eyes big payoff from National Harbor casino (The Gazette, 11/15/12)
Another tax increase proposed for Maryland cigarettes (Washington Examiner, 11/14/12)
Gov. O’Malley to GOP: Remove Tea Party ’stench’ (Washington Wire, 11/13/12)
COMMENTARY: How election affected politics in DC region (Washington Post, 11/10/12)
Gov. O’Malley finds success in backing Maryland ballot initiatives (Washington Post, 11/10/12)
Faith leaders on both sides of Maryland’s same-sex marriage legislation take stock (Washington Post,11/9/12)
Maryland redistricting fight officially over (Washington Post, 11/9/12)
Maryland approves same-sex marriage law (Washington Post, 11/8/12)
Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan (Baltimore Sun, 11/7/12)
Md. referendum lifts expectations at National Harbor (Washington Post, 11/7/12)
Two more questions on Question 7 (Washington Post, 11/3/12)
An angry Md. senator asks if Peter Franchot is running for governor of West Virginia (Washington Post, 11/3/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Maryland voters’ support for same-sex marriage slips (LA Times, 10/31/12)
O’Malley says same-sex marriage has ‘real shot’ at prevailing on Maryland ballot (Washington Post, 10/31/12)
COMMENTARY: A perfect (political) storm hits Prince George’s (Center Maryland, 10/30/12)
LDS Church silent on Md. gay marriage referendum (Utah Policy Center, 10/29/12)
On Question 7, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md) is an outsider again (Washington Post, 10/29/12)
Mormon Church is conspicuously absent in Md. same-sex marriage referendum (Washington Post, 10/28/12)
O’Malley tries again to relocate housing agency to Prince George’s County (Washington Post, 10/26/12)
Maryland referendums on gambling, gay marriage and immigrant tuition prompt soul-searching among black churchgoers (Washington Post, 10/26/12)
Maryland not wild about O’Malley 2016 (Politico, 10/23/12)
Marylanders sharply split over hotly contested Prince George’s casino plan (Washington Post, 10/19/12)

O’Malley names members of new gambling panel (Baltimore Sun, 10/19/12)
Maryland leads toward historic embrace of same-sex marriage in vote next month (Washington Post, 10/18/12)
Poll: Wide lead for Maryland Dream Act (Washington Post, 10/18/12)
COMMENTARY: Nov. 6 could spell trouble for top Maryland Dems (Center Maryland, 10/16/12)
Immigrant, gay rights groups form alliance — and meet resistance among some Latinos (Washington Post, 10/15/12)
Commentary: Addiction a sure-fire winner if Md. expands gambling (Washington Post, 10/15/12)
Voter registration rolls in MD and WA are called vulnerable to hackers (New York Times, 10/12/12)
COMMENTARY: Are Maryland’s regulatory rankings about substance or process? (Center Maryland, 10/11/12)
‘Help Maryland become the first state ever to pass marriage equality’ (Capital New York, 10/9/12)
Commentary: A big test of gay marriage (New York Times, 10/8/12)
Business community won’t base its votes just on economy (Capital Gazette, 10/7/12)
Commentary: Hooey all around (Baltimore Sun, 10/6/12)
Md. Democrats face moral dilemmas on gambling, congressional redistricting (Washington Post, 10/6/12)
Students rally for Maryland Dream Act (Washington Post, 10/6/12)
Editorial: A spark for Pepco (Washington Post, 10/6/12)
Opponents of ballot measures face advertising Goliaths (Washington Examiner, 10/6/12)
Cummings launches probe on voter registration challenges (Baltimore Sun, 10/5/12)
Md. lawmaker: Penn National gambling company was behind mailer by gay-rights group (Washington Post, 10/5/12)
Video: Opposition to Dream Act overshadowed (Baltimore Sun, 10/5/12)
Report urges denial of legislative redistricting challenges (The Gazette, 10/5/12)
Commentary: Montgomery mutiny? (The Gazette, 10/5/12)
Commentary: Moneyed interests quick to pounce (The Gazette, 10/5/12)
Commentary: Lack of competition making Maryland blue? (The Gazette, 10/5/12)
The Maryland ballot questions (Washington Post, 10/4/12)
Video: Rob Sobhani pledges to bring in investment billions (Maryland Reporter, 10/4/12)
Sobhani becomes surprise contender by pouring millions into sleepy US Senate race (Maryland Reporter, 10/4 12)
Court of Appeals advised to reject challenges to legislative redistricting (Annapolitics, 10/4/12)
3rd District called a ‘religious gerrymander’ (Baltimore Sun, 10/4/12)
Comptroller sees struggles of ‘real Maryland economy’ during Hagerstown visit (Herald-Mail, 10/4/12)
Marriage ads go up Monday (Baltimore Sun, 10/4/12)
O’Malley spins up a storm in post-debate chatter (Baltimore Sun, 10/4/12)
MGM throws more money into gambling debate, but is still outspent by Penn (Baltimore Sun, 10/4/12)
Gov. O’Malley uses bully pulpit to wade into casino ad war (Washington Post, 10/3/12)
O’Malley blasts Penn National for casino ads (Baltimore Sun, 10/3/12)
Opinion: A worthy investment in a better electric grid (Baltimore Sun, 10/3/12)
It’s no illusion: That’s David Copperfield calling to promote gambling in Maryland (Washington Post, 10/3/12)
Maryland has least compact congressional districts in nation (Maryland Reporter, 10/3/12)
O’Malley electricity panel recommends surcharge for grid upgrades (Baltimore Sun, 10/3/12)
O’Malley to seek surcharge to harden Md. electric grid (Washington Post, 10/3/12)
LGBT groups take different stances on referendum (The Diamondback, 10/3/12)
Commentary: Vote no on gerrymandering (Baltimore Sun, 10/2/12)
Commentary: After the Blue Wave crashes (Center Maryland, 10/2/12)
Editorial: Voter-approved marriage (New York Times, 10/2/12)
Washington Redskins throw support behind Maryland gambling expansion (Washington Post, 10/2/12)
Opinion: DREAM Act offers opportunity (DelMarVa Now, 10/2/12)
Speakers at rally decry casino, deny attendees were paid (Washington Post, 10/2/12)
Republicans still out-number Democrats for Mid-Shore (Star Democrat, 10/2/12)
O’Malley to be in audience for presidential debate (Baltimore Sun, 10/2/12)
Maryland referendums: Parsing the polls (Baltimore Sun, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Costs, benefits of Md. Dream Act hard for voters to measure (Washington Post, 9/28/12)
CSX intermodal facility: Mayor, governor to the rescue (Center Maryland, 9/28/12)
Young plans gubernatorial advance (Frederick News Post, 9/27/12)
Political Geography: Growth of suburban DC is felt politically in Maryland (FiveThirtyEight, 9/27/12)
Opinion: Ballot Question 7 offers opportunity for working families (The Gazette, 9/27/12)
For casino companies, referendum’s stakes are huge (Baltimore Sun, 9/27/12)
Board throws out city casino appeals (The Daily Record, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Early voting still new to Md. (DelMarVa Now, 9/26/12)
Editorial: Ulman support for gambling expansion is unfortunate (ExploreHoward.com, 9/26/12)
Maryland Watch: Roll the dice (The Dagger, 9/26/12)
Commentary: The impossible DREAM? (Center Maryland, 9/25/12)
Commentary: Cryin’ the blues in deep Blue Maryland (Frederick News Post, 9/24/12)
Counties face tough decisions on spending (Capital Gazette, 9/24/12)
State stages 44 meetings with local officials as it crafts anti-sprawl plan (The Gazette, 9/24/12)
O’Malley: Maryland marriage campaign needs to raise another $2 million (Washington Blade, 9/24/12)
Baltimore Archbishop to headline event for opponents of gay marriage (Washington Post, 9/24/12)
Future of referendum bills up in air (The Diamondback, 9/24/12)
Same-sex marriage campaigns heat up (Capital Gazette, 9/24/12)
Editorial: Voting online is the future (Frederick News Post, 9/24/12)
Commentary: Maryland chooses to innovate for a brighter future (Washington Post, 9/23/12)
Commentary: Taxes are sinking Maryland (Washington Post, 9/23/12)
Cleaning up Maryland voter rolls with new national system won’t happen till after the election (Maryland Reporter, 9/23/12)
Why developer Milt Peterson is now ready to roll the dices on a casino at National Harbor (Washington Post, 9/23/12)
If GOP repeals ‘Obamacare’ what happens to patients in Maryland? (Capital Gazette, 9/23/12)
Commentary: On gambling vote, what is meant by a ‘majority’? (Baltimore Sun, 9/23/12)
Editorial: Prince George’s gambles that a casino will pay off (Washington Post, 9/23/12)
Religious beliefs, concerns about family life reasons given for not supporting same-sex marriage (Carroll County Times, 9/23/12)
Referendum questions on Maryland ballots trump actual election races (DelMarVa Now, 9/22/12)
Maryland casino ad war fueled by more than $20.5M from gambling companies (Washington Post, 9/22/12)
In a world where political ads have taken over (Baltimore Sun, 9/22/12)
Casino crime minimal in first 3 months (Capital Gazette, 9/22/12)
Commentary: Doubling down on advertising (The Gazette, 9/21/12)
Opinion: A chance to squash the Maryland gerrymander (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Commentary: The crowded race to succeed O’Malley (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Md. employers add jobs, but unemployment rate rises (Baltimore Sun, 9/21/12)
Howard County exec campaigning for 2014 (Easton Star Democrat, 9/21/12)
Video: Republican governors knock Maryland’s Martin O’Malley with video during NC visit (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Black ministers in Maryland address same-sex marriage (DelMarVa Now, 9/21/12)
Commentary: Why I oppose gay marriage (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Freedom to Marry joins same-sex marriage effort in Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 9/21/12)
Clean energy gathers momentum as big business (Maryland Reporter, 9/21/12)
Survey says 60 percent in Maryland in favor of Dream Act (The Gazette, 9/21/12)
Spending on Md. gambling campaign by Caesars group rises by $1.2 million (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Rev. Al Sharpton, black clergy urge support of Md. same-sex marriage referendum (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
O’Malley to speak in Florida, campaign for Democratic candidate in NC (Washington Post, 9/21/12)
Vote No On 7 mailer debunks education spending shell game (Red Maryland, 9/21/12)
Ulman adds voice to casino campaign (Washington Post, 9/20/12)
A crowded gubernatorial primary in Maryland in 2014? (The Free Stater Blog, 9/20/12)
Poker lures PennNational, MGM Resorts into Maryland TV war (Bloomberg, 9/20/12)
Montgomery Dems to remain neutral on map, gambling questions (The Gazette, 9/20/12)
Taxpayers’ group discloses $755,000 in casino fight spending (Baltimore Sun, 9/20/12)
O’Malley teams up with Gray for same-sex marriage fundraiser (Washington Examiner, 9/20/12)
2014 GOVERNOR: Former Baltimore Exec Jim Smith Weighing race? // Plus: Del. Heather Mizeur’s ballot question web ad (Maryland Juice, 9/20/12)
County executives take sides on expanded gambling (The Daily Record, 9/20/12)
Video: Republicans take swipe at O’Malley in new ad (Washington Examiner, 9/20/12)
O’Malley to speak in Florida, campaign for Democratic candidate in NC (Washington Post, 9/20/12)
Executive trifecta tout gambling expansion (The Gazette, 9/20/12)
Lt.Gov. Anthony Brown moves out of O’Malley’s shadow (Center Maryland, 9/18/12)
Gambling interests spent$3.6M on special session (Baltimore Sun, 9/17/12)
Negative ads against gambling actually paid for by gambling industry in turf war (Herald-Mail, 9/17/12)
Del. Heather Mizeur joins 2014 gubernatorial candidates on the trail (Maryland Juice, 9/17/12)
Montgomery Democrats might oppose congressional map (The Gazette, 9/17/12)
Maryland pastors rally support for same-sex marriage (Washington Examiner, 9/17/12)
Fact checker: More than 4,000 jobs will be created with No. 7? (Capital Gazette, 9/16/12)
O’Malley pays a visit to Iowa’s core Democrats (Baltimore Sun, 9/16/12)
Schools not expecting flood of students if Dream Act upheld (Capital Gazette, 9/16/12)
Explaining the Maryland DREAM Act, referendum question four (Carroll County Times, 9/16/12)
Candid Comments: Gov. Martin O’Malley calls micro-targeting a ‘bullshit’ strategy & critiques HBO’s ‘The Wire’ (Maryland Juice, 9/16/12)
Western Maryland Dems gather for strategy session (Cumberland Times-News, 9/15/12)
Ocean Downs ownership spreads political donations (DelMarVa Now, 9/15/12)
Casino campaigns spend more than $15 million (Washington Examiner, 9/15/12)
O’Malley: 2012 election will be won by the base (BuzzFeed, 9/13/12)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker says he hasn’t been silenced on same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 9/12/12)
Opponents of fracking in Md. say process causes health, environmental problems (CBS Baltimore, 9/12/12)
Opinion: The illusory budget surpluses in Virginia and Maryland (Washington Post, 9/12/12)
O’Malley, Hoyer,  Kaine among opening-night convention speakers (Washington Post, 9/4/12)
DNC 2012: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s speech (full text) (Washington Post, 9/4/12)
O’Malley hits four DNC convention breakfasts (Washington Post, 9/3/12)
Opinion: State revenues up — but job prospects aren’t (Capital Gazette, 9/3/12)
Charlotte speech gives O’Malley a shot at advancement, redemption (Baltimore Sun, 9/3/12)
O’Malley’s band performance rained out (Washington Post, 9/3/12)
Casino ads launched across Maryland (Washington Examiner, 9/3/12)
O’Malley takes jabs at three Republican presidents (Washington Post, 9/2/12)
Opinion: With big bucks at stake, gambling ad war begins (Capital Gazette, 9/2/12)
Chamber notes: Future economy hinges on education funding today (Capital Gazette, 9/2/12)
GOP pounces on O’Malley answer to “better-off” question (Baltimore Sun, 9/2/12)
O’Malley: Presidential race will remain tight (Baltimore Sun, 9/2/12)
Maryland surplus spurs debate: Did lawmakers need to raise taxes? (Washington Post, 9/1/12)
Gov. Martin O’Malley will balance multiple roles at convention (Washington Post, 9/1/12)
Residents oppose use of Assateague for wind energy project (DelMarVa Now, 9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

State: Maryland Live! failed to disclose campaign payments (Capital Gazette, 8/31/12)
Gambling interests trade barbs over Maryland casino law (The Gazette, 8/31/12)
Editorial: Attack dog O’Malley (Frederick News Post, 8/30/12)
Michael Steele, Andy Harris fire up Maryland delegation in Tampa (Maryland Reporter, 8/30/12)
O’Malley talks jobs at solar farm’s completion (Frederick News Post, 8/30/12)
Two of Md’s casinos have failed for years to file disclosure forms (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
State approaches budget with extras $450 million (Baltimore Sun, 8/29/12)
Gov. Martin O’Malley to keynote Harkin Steak Fry (Des Moines Register, 8/29/12)
Van Hollen second Md. Democrat to crash GOP convention (CNS, 8/29/12)
There’s more than one candidate in Florida; Md GOP officials looking to move up (Baltimore Sun, 8/29/12)
McDonnell vs. O’Malley (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
Penn National Gaming announces opposition to Maryland gambling expansion (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
Former Erhlich aide joins same-sex marriage battle in support of initiative (Washington Post, 8/29/12)
Maryland, DC delegations step out of the blue in Tampa (Washington Examiner, 8/29/12)
MGM spends  $2.4M on gambling campaign (The Daily Record, 8/28/12)
Tea Party Marylanders in Tampa want focus on fiscal issues (Maryland Reporter, 8/27/12)
MGM kicks in $2.4M for gambling campaign (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
O’Malley to play GOP foil in Tampa (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
Nuclear expert upsets Md. delegation at GOP National Convention (The Daily Record, 8/27/12)
Star-studded fundraiser in New York to benefit same-sex marriage in Maryland (Washington Post, 8/27/12)
Top issue for Md. Republicans remains the economy (The Gazette, 8/27/12)
Governor’s office repeatedly faulted by audits over equipment, cash handling (Capital Gazette, 8/27/12)
Greens and Libertarians are back on Maryland ballot (Maryland Reporter, 8/27/12)
MGM invests in gambling fight (Washington Examiner, 8/27/12)
Nuclear energy proponent criticizes fracking, upsetting some GOP delegates (Maryland Reporter, 8/27/12)
O’Malley bashes Romney, GOP as ‘party of exclusion’ (Washington Post, 8/26/12)
O’Malley dismisses GOP as ‘party of exclusion’ (Politico, 8/26/12)
In Maryland, gay marriage seeks a ‘yes’ at the polls (New York Times, 8/25/12)
Republicans raise legal question on Maryland special session (WBAL, 8/25/12)
For Marylanders at Republican National Convention, it’s finally easy being red (Washington Post, 8/24/12)
Dream Act, same-sex supporters team up (The Gazette, 8/24/12)
Commentary: Redefining ‘tolerance’? (The Gazette, 8/24/12)
O’Malley to appear with Jeff Bridges in Charlotte (Baltimore Sun, 8/24/12)
Pro-gambling forces take to Md. airwaves (Washington Post, 8/24/12)
Commentary: Redistricting might be most interesting referendum (The Gazette, 8/24/12)
Solar firm leads way for Maryland on growth list (The Gazette, 8/24/12)
Commentary: Building downtown ballpark a defining moment for Baltimore (Center Maryland, 8/24/12)
Maryland wins big grant for its insurance marketplace (Baltimore Sun, 8/23/12)
O’Malley to address Democrats in Colorado (Washington Post, 8/23/12)
Commentary: Prince George’s County casino would come at a great moral cost to the community (Washington Post, 8/23/12)
Commentary: DREAM Act links ambition with opportunity (Baltimore Sun, 8/23/12)
Maryland table games, if approved, could be live in January (Baltimore Business Journal, 8/23/12)
O’Malley’s band following him to Charlotte (Washington Post, 8/23/12)
Editorial: GOP’s dispute with O’Malley really about process (DelMarVa Now, 8/23/12)
Lt. Gov. Brown announces $123m grant for health exchange (The Daily Record, 8/22/12)
Commentary: Maryland must be more proactive on energy (The Gazette, 8/22/12)
Commentary: Gambling is still morally bankrupt (Baltimore Sun, 8/22/12)
Gaming bill opens floodgate for political spending (Capital Gazette, 8/16/12)
Young could be making waves at MACo (Frederick News Post, 8/16/12)
Opinion: The future of Maryland gambling is in our hands (DelMarVa Now, 8/16/12)
O’Malley signs gambling expansion bill, sending it to referendum (Baltimore Sun, 8/16/12)
Commentary: Did casino donations drive Md. law? (Washington Post, 8/15/12)
Editorial: Maryland casino bill is bad for business (Baltimore Business Journal, 8/15/12)
A 24-hour scramble for Maryland’s gambling votes (Washington Post, 8/15/12)
Opinion: Why should voters back pols’ bad bet on gambling? (Capital Gazette, 8/15/12)
MGM, Penn National would present first bidding war for Maryland casino panel (Baltimore Business Journal, 8/15/12)
Problem gamblers’ advocate seeks more money from Maryland tables (AP, 8/13/12)
Gambling bill slows to freight-train pace in House, but still moving (Maryland Reporter, 8/13/12)
Peter Franchot: Maryland needs new approach to business (DelMarVa Now, 8/12/12)
Delegate wants legislative oversight on gambling (WBAL, 8/12/12)
Editorial: Spin dominates impact fee discussion (Carroll County Times, 8/12/12)
Casino owners may be banned from campaign donations (Washington Examiner, 8/12/12)
Maryland House lawmakers set to work on gambling (Washington Times, 8/12/12)
Maryland leads nation in foreclosures (Washington Examiner, 8/12/12)
Opinion: Disclose, disclose, disclose (Baltimore Sun, 8/12/12)
Editorial: Gambling illustrates a century of social change (Herald-Mail, 8/12/12)
Commentary: Let’s not erode voting rights (Capital Gazette, 8/12/12)
Many gambling amendments expected in House, Turner says (The Gazette, 8/12/12)
Maryland Speaker suggests House will alter casino bill (Washington Post, 8/11/12)
PG objects to compensating Anne Arundel for gambling losses (Capital Gazette, 8/11/12)
Casino law would mark major shift (Baltimore Sun, 8/11/12)
Commentary: And now, in local news… (Washington Post, 8/11/12)
Commentary: Does Maryland want to become like Nevada? (Capital Gazette, 8/11/12)
Md. Senate approves gambling measure (Frederick News Post, 8/11/12)
Maryland Municipal League wants gambling revenues to pay for roads (The Gazette, 8/10/12)
Maryland judge rejects lawsuit challenging redistricting petitions (Washington Times, 8/10/12)
O’Malley focus on Maryland from a national stage (The Gazette, 8/10/12)
Maryland wins ‘gold medal’ for tech jobs in the US (Baltimore Business Journal, 8/10/12)
Senate passes gaming bill; Baltimore City delegation urge Caesars to hire local residents, including ex-cons (Maryland Reporter, 8/10/12)
Judge orders Maryland Redistricting challenge to be place on November ballot//GOP one step closer to referendum (Maryland Juice, 8/10/12)
Opinion: State rolls the dices (Capital Gazette, 8/10/12)
Md. Senate passes Prince George’s casino bill (Washington Post, 8/10/12)
How the Md. Senate voted on expanded gambling (Washington Post, 8/10/12)
O’Malley casino bill could get Senate vote Friday (Baltimore Sun, 8/9/12)
Some in GOP may back gambling bill (Baltimore Sun, 8/9/12)
Gambling bill to allow sixth casino clears Senate committee (Capital Gazette, 8/9/12)
Political notes: O’Malley endorses Brown’s future (Capital Gazette, 8/9/12)
Pepco gives thousands to dozens of Md. politicians (Washington Examiner, 8/9/12)
Groups opposing Dream Act meet proposes (The Gazette, 8/9/12)
Gambling session gets off to quick start (Capital Gazette, 8/9/12)
Editorial: Betting on more gambling revenue, less gambling politics (Washington Post, 8/8/12)
Martin O’Malley to fundraise for gay marriage with Scott Stringer and Christine Quinn (Politicker, 8/7/12)
O’Malley proposes mid-2016 debut of Pr. George’s casino (Washington Post, 8/7/12)
O’Malley heading to Iowa (Baltimore Sun, 8/6/12)

Del. Heather Mizeur weighing run for Maryland governor (Maryland Juice, 8/6/12)
Gov. O’Malley takes aim at Romney in New Orleans speech (Washington Post, 8/5/12)
Marchers show support for Maryland’s Dream Act (Washington Post, 8/5/12)
Montgomery delegate eyes statewide race (Baltimore Sun, 8/5/12)
Editorial: Decide issue in the open (Carroll County Times, 8/5/12)
Editorial: As if the pension fund weren’t in enough trouble itself… (Herald-Mail, 8/5/12)
Gaming special session could take longer than planned (Capital Gazette, 8/5/12)
Lawmakers seek favors in exchange for gambling votes (Washington Examiner, 8/4/12)
Penn National Gaming revenue up, but fight looms in Maryland (Baltimore Business Journal, 8/3/12)
Md. House will arrive a day later for special session (Washington Post, 8/3/12)
Maryland lawmakers waiting to see gambling bill (Washington Post, 8/3/12)

JULY 2012

O’Malley hopes to run the table on Prince George’s casino vote (Washington Post, 7/27/12)
Commentary: State task force: Manufacturing is making a comeback (Center Maryland, 7/27/12)
Commentary: Chrys-field – the GOP gov field for 2014 is a motley crew (Center Maryland, 7/24/12)
Editorial: How the nation could turn on the 6th District (Herald-Mail, 7/22/12)
Editorial: Righting the tilted system of a gerrymandered map in Maryland (Washington Post, 7/21/12)
Video: TV ad claims MGM has ties to Chinese mob (WBAL, 7/21/12)
Suddenly this summer: O’Malley obsessed with gambling (Baltimore Sun, 7/21/12)
Fight over Md. gambling intensifies (Washington Examiner, 7/21/12)
Former Md. health chief warns state not to raise hospital fees for health exchange (Washington Examiner, 7/21/12)
O’Malley becomes regular figure on Sunday talk (Baltimore Sun, 7/21/12)
Alleged crime ties may affect casino’s chances of coming to Prince George’s (Washington Post, 7/21/12)
Commentary: O’Malley shoots the moon (The Gazette, 7/20/12)
Commentary: Time for procurement overhaul (The Gazette, 7/20/12)
Prince George’s gaming foes press their case (Washington Post, 7/20/12)
Reporter’s notebook: Same-sex marriage battle gathers momentum (The Gazette, 7/20/12)
Franchot: More gambling is not the answer for Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 7/19/12)
Minority business participation in state contracts peaks, but advocates say numbers are skewed (Maryland Reporter, 7/19/12)
Bond rating agencies affirm Md’s triple-A rating (AP, 7/19/12)
Group spent $160K to get Md. same-sex marriage law to a vote (Herald-Mail, 7/19/12)
Same-sex marriage backers rake in quarter-million from Chevy Chase fundraiser (Washington Post, 7/19/12)
O’Malley: Lawmakers have ‘obligation’ to attend special session (AP, 7/19/12)
Commentary: Crisfield turns up the heat for J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake (DelMarVa Now, 7/18/12)
Internet privacy is focus of Gansler as head of US attorneys general (Maryland Reporter, 7/18/12)
Maryland to lose 115,795 jobs with federal cuts, report says (Baltimore Business Journal, 7/17/12)
State senators call for fining utilities for power outages (Baltimore Sun, 7/17/12)
O’Malley, Busch expected to meet with Baltimore mayor, delegates Wednesday (The Gazette, 7/17/12)
No casino special session decision today (Capital Gazette, 7/17/12)
Md. casino deliberations to continue a few more days (Washington Post, 7/17/12)
Senate President Miller says lawmakers must be asked for their votes on gambling expansion (Baltimore Sun, 7/17/12)
Maryland sees shifting attitudes on marijuana (The Gazette, 7/17/12)
Democrat Delaney courts Latino youth, embraces ‘clear and short path’ to citizenship (Maryland Reporter, 7/17/12)
O’Malley pushing alternate gaming plan (The Gazette, 7/16/12)
Maryland’s test scores nation’s most improved (Washington Examiner, 7/16/12)
1,220 Maryland residents want to fire the PSC (Washington Examiner, 7/16/12)
Maryland Live! casino owner pleads case in email to governor, legislators (Washington Post, 7/16/12)
O’Malley, local leaders press case for casino plan (Washington Post, 7/16/12)
Martin O’Malley ties health care reform to job creation (Huffington Post, 7/14/12)
Martin O’Malley wages war for Obama (Politico, 7/14/12)
Special session for Prince George’s casino back on front burner (The Gazette, 7/13/12)
Commentary: Gaming needed, but don’t count on lawmakers (The Gazette, 7/13/12)
Opinion: No Child Left Behind waiver yields real benefits (DelMarVa Now, 7/13/12)
Claim about state’s wealthy creates flap (The Gazette, 7/13/12)
Commentary: Health care reform – Maryland insurers, Medicaid ahead of the readiness curve (Center Maryland, 7/13/12)
O’Malley meetings could yield special-session decision (Baltimore Sun, 7/12/12)
Criticism of O’Malley’s commitments widens after storm (Washington Examiner, 7/12/12)
Ending gerrymandering for good (Washington Post, 7/11/12)
New Maryland health rules will require licensing of abortion clinics (The Gazette, 7/11/12)
Signature count gets closer in Md. redistricting (WHTM, 7/10/12)
Campaign to trigger vote on political map inches forward (Baltimore Sun, 7/9/12)
Opinion: Utilities’ status quo leaves too many in the dark (Capital Gazette, 7/9/12)
Maryland developers David Cordish, Milton Peterson fight for casino (Washington Post, 7/8/12)
Commentary: Maryland dabbles, but mostly shirks infrastructure funding solution (Center Maryland, 7/6/12)
Dream Act supporters take to the streets to win votes (The Gazette, 7/6/12)
Lawmakers: Utilities must face climate change reality (The Gazette, 7/6/12)
Commentary: O’Malley gambling epiphany hurts minorities (The Gazette, 7/6/12)
State offers free biz websites (Frederick News Post, 7/6/12)
Maryland out front on health care reform (The Gazette, 7/6/12)
Commentary: Maryland dabbles, but mostly shirks infrastructure funding solution (Center Maryland, 7/6/12)
Power failure or failure of power? (The Gazette, 7/6/12)
Md. Republicans score high on business group’s ‘report card’ (Baltimore Business Journal, 7/5/12)
Maryland special session on gambling won’t happen next week (Washington Post, 7/5/12)
Editorial: Maryland taxpayers head for the hills — and the shore (Washington Examiner, 7/5/12)
Commentary: The Influencers, Part 2 (Center Maryland, 7/3/12)

JUNE 2012

Wind farm continues to meet opposition (DelMarVa Now, 6/26/12)
Editorial: Bully pulpit, part II (Frederick News Post, 6/26/12)
Opinion: State’s pension problems not solved (Capital Gazette, 6/25/12)
O’Malley struggles through rough year (AP, 6/25/12)
State likely to stick with health exchanges regardless of Supreme Court ruling (The Gazette, 6/25/12)
Same-sex marriage foes to release final signatures (Washington Post, 6/25/12)
Supreme Court rules Maryland can count inmates at their home address (Washington Times, 6/25/12)
Busch, O’Malley fail to reach accord (Capital Gazette, 6/24/12)
Redistricting petition less than halfway to goal as deadline nears (WBAL, 6/24/12)
State Comptroller Franchot: Put gambling ‘back on toy shelf’ (Star Democrat, 6/24/12)
Battle over sixth Md. casinos continues with weekend poll (Maryland Gaming, 6/24/12)
Both sides gear up for Dream Act vote in Md. (Washington Times, 6/24/12)
Editorial: Gambling questions need vote (Carroll County Times, 6/24/12)
Opinion: Delegates deserve praise for blocking bad casino deal (Capital Gazette, 6/24/12)
Editorial: High stakes in Maryland (Washington Post, 6/24/12)
Editorial: ‘Marymander’ is an embarrassing display of naked partisanship (Washington Examiner, 6/23/12)
O’Malley, Busch meet privately on casino standoff (Washington Post, 6/23/12)
Table games decision lingers (DelMarVa Now, 6/22/12)
Labor-backed radio ad asks for more casino consideration (Washington Post, 6/22/12)
Opinion: Lack of consensus on sixth casino is not statewide disaster (DelMarVa Now, 6/22/12)
Md. may lose 40K private sector jobs by 2014 if defense cuts proceed (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/22/12)
Commentary: State’s ruling elite overlooks free speech (The Gazette, 6/22/12)
Declining aid, transportation funds on minds of Maryland’s municipal leaders (The Gazette, 6/22/12)
Commentary: Slots: It’s a fairness thing (The Gazette, 6/22/12)
Busch leaves door open for special session (Baltimore Sun, 6/21/12)
Political notes: O’Malley calls for Dream Act donations (Capital Gazette, 6/21/12)
O’Malley in New York for money meetings, TV appearance (Washington Post, 6/21/12)
Online petition drives have made referendums easier (Maryland Reporter, 6/21/12)
Despite setback, expanded gaming still on table (The Gazette, 6/21/12)
MGM seen as advantage for a National Harbor casino — if approved (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/21/12)
Wooing donors is a necessary evil in politics (The Gazette, 6/21/12)
Gambling workgroup falters (Maryland’s Money Matters, 6/21/12)
Maryland not collecting enough of $1.6B debts, audit finds (Washington Examiner, 6/21/12)
O’Malley slams delegates for backing out of casino deal (Washington Examiner, 6/21/12)
Rocky Gap casino moves forward in Md. (Washington Post, 6/21/12)
Young says he won’t run if he can’t get enough money (The Gazette, 6/21/12)
Analysis: Special session nixed, but gambling fixes can still be made (Maryland Reporter, 6/21/12)
Work group recommends no special session on gaming (The Gazette, 6/20/12)
Maryland Dream Act defenders want to ‘educate’ voters (Baltimore Sun, 6/20/12)
Editorial: Overtaxed Marylanders head for the exits (Washington Examiner, 6/20/12)
MGM still ‘committed’ to National Harbor casino (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/20/12)
Table games in Maryland would create 1,880 jobs, report says (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/20/12)
More change needed at Md. pension system (The Daily Record, 6/20/12)
PG’s consultant on casino has ties to harbor developer (Washington Times, 6/20/12)
Prince George’s casino bid collapses (Washington Post, 6/20/12)
Group targets Md. spending, tax hikes (Star Democrat, 6/20/12)
Editorial: Blaine Young, tone deaf (Frederick News Post, 6/20/12)
Maryland needs more pension reform, study says (Maryland Reporter, 6/20/12)
Commentary: The Influencers, Part 1 (Center Maryland, 6/20/12)
Md. panel expected to recommend gambling expansion (Washington Post, 6/19/12)
O’Malley to address Dems in Ohio, Louisiana (Washington Post, 6/19/12)
Obama immigration move causes confusion on Md. tuition measure (Washington Examiner, 6/19/12)
Commission discusses raising Md. campaign contribution limits (Maryland Reporter, 6/19/12)
Obama moves shake up Maryland Dream Act Debate (Stateline, 6/18/12)
Gaming group can meet privately, AG’s office says (The Gazette, 6/18/12)
O’Malley, Busch hosting same-sex marriage fund-raiser (Washington Post, 6/18/12)
Challenge to vote on same-sex marriage in Maryland is unlikely (Washington Times, 6/18/12)
Shore lawmakers pounce on May job report, Maryland loses 7,500 jobs (Chestertown Spy, 6/18/12)
Studying a move that could lead to a new Maryland casino, games (Washington Times, 6/17/12)
O’Malley rallies behind Obama on immigration (Washington Examiner, 6/17/12)
MGM Grand unveils $600M National Harbor casino plan (Capital Gazette, 6/16/12)
Maryland unemployment grows, while Virginia and District add jobs (Washington Examiner, 6/16/12)
MGM wants National Harbor casino — but only with lower tax rate (Baltimore Sun, 6/15/12)
Other states wary of Maryland casino expansion (Washington Examiner, 6/15/12)
Same-sex marriage and the ‘Cone of Silence’ (The Daily Record, 6/15/12)
For third month, job losses continue in Maryland (The Gazette, 6/15/12)
MGM all in at National Harbor — with a few conditions (Washington Post, 6/15/12)
Ehrlich: President Obama’s immigration announcement politically motivated (ABC2 News, 6/15/12)
Commentary: In DC and Annapolis, lawmakers still sidestepping transportation funding (Center Maryland, 6/15/12)
Opinion: Gambling is no sure bet for Maryland (DelMarVa Now, 6/14/12)
Maryland campaign donation loophole targeted (Washington Times, 6/13/12)
Maryland’s high court allows Dream Act to stay on ballot (Baltimore Sun, 6/13/12)
Commentary: Martin O’Malley sheds his skin (Star Democrat, 6/13/12)
Opinion: Gov. O’Malley’s wrecking ball (Star Democrat, 6/13/12)
Commentary: The false promise of a gambling expansion (Baltimore Sun, 6/13/12)
Video: Julius Henson sentenced to jail in ‘robocall’ case (Baltimore Sun, 6/13/12)
Commentary: Was Henson’s sentence too tough or Schurick’s too light? (Baltimore Sun, 6/13/12)
Casinos push for bigger cut of slots revenue (Washington Examiner, 6/13/12)
Obama raises $2M, lifts gay marriage supporters in swing through Maryland (Washington Post, 6/13/12)
Gambling work group meets (Star Democrat, 6/12/12)
County continues fighting state redistricting plan (Carroll County Times, 6/12/12)
Obama, O’Malley raising money together (Washington Examiner, 6/11/12)
Mountain politics more elevated and bipartisan (Maryland Reporter, 6/11/12)
Maryland work group to disclose impact of expanding gaming (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/11/12)
Commentary: An uphill financial climb for Young for governor (The Gazette, 6/7/12)
How Maryland casinos stack up with neighboring states (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/6/12)
Franchot flunks O’Malley, Kopp on promptness (Baltimore Sun, 6/6/12)
Citizens United helps fund effort to repeal MD congressional map (Baltimore Sun, 6/6/12)
National Democratic stage gives O’Malley major boost (The Gazette, 6/6/12)
Much waiting for Franchot: Comptroller wants board meetings to start on time (Maryland Reporter, 6/6/12)
Maryland defense industry could lose $2.9B in revenue, report says (Baltimore Business Journal, 6/6/12)
Commentary: Left, Right and Center (Center Maryland, 6/5/12)
Commentary: Are more public-private partnerships in Maryland’s future? (Center Maryland, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Did the DGA pick the wrong guy? (Red Maryland, 5/31/12)
Young would veto any tax, fee hikes as Md. governor (Frederick News Post, 5/30/12)
Possible summer session agenda expanding rapidly (The Gazette, 5/30/12)
Maryland redistricting flap may not be put to a vote (Washington Times, 5/30/12)
O’Malley to stump in Wisconsin, touch down in three other states (Washington Post, 5/30/12)
The Democrats, 2014 and ‘gubernatorial wars’ (Cross Purposes, 5/30/12)
July session could OK Potomac slots (SoMdNews.com, 5/30/12)
Maryland same-sex marriage petition close to success (Capital Gazette, 5/29/12)
Signature count makes a Maryland vote on same-sex marriage a near certainty (Washington Post, 5/29/12)
Outside 3rd Md. casino, gambling debate lingers. Inside, it’s a whir of flashing lights (Washington Post, 5/29/12)
Civil penalty adds to fallout from Maryland robo-call case (Washington Post, 5/29/12)
Speculation grows over O’Malley running for president in 2016 (WBAL-TV, 5/29/12)
Same-sex marriage opponents gather twice the signatures needed for referendum (Baltimore Sun, 5/29/12)
Maryland election board looks at online ballot marking (Maryland Reporter, 5/29/12)
Frederick board chief to explore run for governor (Baltimore Sun, 5/29/12)
Commentary: Maryland’s overstuffed budget bills (Baltimore Sun, 5/29/12)
Gay marriage opponents gather 113,000 signatures for ballot (Washington Examiner, 5/29/12)
Maryland November ballot filling up with voter referendums (Washington Examiner, 5/28/12)
Opinion: Politicking with petitions (Frederick News Post, 5/28/12)
Young announces bid for governor (Frederick News Post, 5/27/12)
Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions (Baltimore Sun, 5/27/12)
Opinion: How much gambling is enough? (DelMarVa Now, 5/27/12)
National political group commands O’Malley’s time (Capital Gazette, 5/27/12)
Gingrich offers advice to O’Malley on White House run (Washington Post, 5/27/12)
Gambling: The issue Gov. Martin O’Malley can’t escape (Washington Post, 5/26/12)
Commentary: Rankings and taxes raise issue of state’s business climate… again (Center Maryland, 5/25/12)
Anti-tax advocate Norquist says GOP can ‘change Maryland’ (Maryland Reporter, 5/25/12)
Maryland congressional map petition drive may fail, organizer says (Washington Post, 5/25/12)
Editorial: Raise the gas tax (Washington Post, 5/25/12)
Commentary: Transportation: Take the long view (Center Maryland, 5/24/12)
Dramatic shift in support for same-sex marriage among African Americans means Maryland poised to approve measure in Nov (Public Policy Polling, 5/24/12)
Baltimore broadcast outlet push polling against O’Malley? (Baltimore Sun, 5/22/12)
Commentary: O’Malley has a lot riding on Walker recall race (Center Maryland, 5/15/12)
Commentary: Special session could produce uneven income tax increases (Center Maryland, 5/11/12)
Commentary: The conservative Doomsday masquerade (Center Maryland, 5/10/12)
Doomsday budget would be credit negative for counties (The Gazette, 5/9/12)
O’Malley raises cash to keep Dream Act off the ballot (Washington Examiner, 5/8/12)
Opinion: Annapolis needs leadership, not just plans (Capital Gazette, 5/8/12)
O’Malley, presiding officers to discuss special session tomorrow (Baltimore Sun, 5/8/12)
Miller, Busch make nice after session fiasco (Baltimore Sun, 5/8/12)
State lawmakers anticipate short special session (Explore Howard, 5/8/12)
Commentary: Maryland’s taxman and the special session (Center Maryland, 5/8/12)
Advocates of same-sex marriage in Maryland hope to break losing streak (Washington Post, 5/7/12)
Three schools chiefs push to save Maryland education funding (Washington Post, 5/7/12)
GOP lawmakers: Special session is no fix for Maryland budget woes (The Star Democrat, 5/7/12)
Commentary: What’s the matter with Maryland? (Washington Examiner, 5/7/12)
Maryland GOP gives voters the last word (Washington Times, 5/7/12)
Business community warily eyes special session (The Gazette, 5/7/12)
Henson blames Schurick for robocall (Baltimore Sun, 5/7/12)
Video: House speaker to lawmakers: It’s budget bills only during special session (WBAL-TV, 5/7/12)
Maryland budget divide an issue of cuts (Washington Times, 5/7/12)
Editorial: Forget party lines, decide (Diamondback, 5/7/12)
Gay marriage petition drive hits 6,000 in county (Capital Gazette, 5/7/12)
Maryland, Virginia and the court that divides them (Washington Post, 5/6/12)
Editorial: Keeping Maryland’s dream alive (Washington Post, 5/5/12)
Gov. O’Malley: Special session to start May 14 (Washington Post, 5/4/12)
‘Doomsday’ would eliminate crucial public safety grants, officials say (The Gazette, 5/4/12)
Poll: Marylanders support Prince George’s gaming location, table games (Center Maryland, 5/4/12)
Out with the old, in with the new for Maryland Republican party (The Gazette, 5/4/12)
Commentary: O’Malley rides roughshod on septics (The Gazette, 5/4/12)
Commentary: Offshore wind energy epitaph (The Gazette, 5/4/12)
Opinion: So much for a progressive Maryland (Capital Gazette, 5/3/12)
O’Malley Op-ed: Health reform has been critical for Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 5/3/12)
Commission may weigh Md. gambling expansion (Washington Post, 5/3/12)
O’Malley says special session will address teacher pensions (Baltimore Business Journal, 5/3/12)
‘Robocall’ documents detail alleged plan to suppress black votes (Baltimore Sun, 5/3/12)
Trio of commissioners join appeal of legislative redistricting plan (Explore Carroll, 5/3/12)
House Democrats meet with O’Malley again (Baltimore Sun, 5/3/12)
Commentary: (Attorney) Generally speaking (Part 2) (Center Maryland, 5/2/12)
Commentary: (Attorney) Generally speaking (Part 1) (Center Maryland, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

With two special session possible, groups want their bills considered (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Commentary: Port illustrates value of transportation infrastructure (Center Maryland, 4/27/12)
Commentary: Where’s the leadership? (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Same-sex marriage could bring millions, analysts say (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
With two special sessions possible, groups want their bills considered (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Commentary: Session from hell (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Editorial: Who’s afraid of Maryland’s ‘doomsday’ budget? (Washington Post, 4/27/12)
Commentary: Two special sessions make sense (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Two special sessions? Call it a disgrace squared (The Gazette, 4/27/12)
Opinion: Maryland needs a full-time legislature (Washington Post, 4/27/12)
Republicans emboldened by budget mess and tax hikes: Hogan, Madden, Craig (Maryland Reporter, 4/26/12)
Baltimore slots still on pace for June commission decision (The Daily Record, 4/26/12)
NAACP backs call for two special sessions (Baltimore Sun, 4/26/12)
Senator expects special General Assembly session in mid-May (The Aegis, 4/26/12)
Md. special session complicate fundraising rules (Washington Post, 4/26/12)
Martin O’Malley’s charm offensive (Center Maryland, 4/24/12)
Md. General Assembly may hold two special sessions: One on taxes, the other on gambling (Washington Post, 4/24/12)
No agreement yet on special session for General Assembly (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
Video: Univ. of Maryland students protest ‘doomsday’ budget plan (WBAL-TV, 4/20/12)
Commentary: Who won, who lost? (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
Opinion: ‘Doomsday’ plan (Frederick News Post, 4/20/12)
Commentary: Session from hell in Annapolis (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
Opinion: General Assembly no match for its image on business (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
Commentary: Time for O’Malley to take a gamble (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
What did state lawmakers achieve before the meltdown? (Center Maryland, 4/20/12)
Maryland not alone in budget drama (The Gazette, 4/20/12)
Commentary: Doomsday budget or happy day budget? (The Capital, 4/19/12)
Officials: Doomsday budget better for Montgomery County (Washington Examiner, 4/19/12)
Without funding, Md. fracking could face delay (AP, 4/19/12)
Maryland scholarship program faces chopping block (Washington Times, 4/19/12)
Eastern Shore lawmakers speak out against special session to raise taxes (Chestertown Spy, 4/19/12)
O’Malley: We will come back (Eye on Annapolis, 4/19/12)
O’Malley casts Republicans as foils in Annapolis (Washington Post, 4/19/12)
Caesars gives $100K to O’Malley-led DGA (Baltimore Sun, 4/19/12)

AFSCME: Revenues and gaming expansion must be considered together (Center Maryland, 4/18/12)
Commentary: Bad karma in Annapolis II — Limbo edition (Center Maryland, 4/17/12)
There’s some talk in Annapolis — but no sign of action (Washington Post, 4/16/12)
Ehrlich anticipates ‘decisive’ vote against gay nuptials (Washington Post, 4/16/12)
Business community decries ‘doomsday’ cuts (The Gazette, 4/16/12)
Opinion: Session made some gains on schools, environment (The Capital, 4/16/12)
Opinion: Bay restoration: One thing Marylanders agree on (Baltimore Sun, 4/16/12)
Federal directive might steer fracking’s future in Maryland (The Gazette, 4/16/12)
Should gambling be on a Maryland special session agenda? (Washington Post, 4/15/12)
Maryland’s Buy American bill gets mixed reviews (Frederick News Post, 4/15/12)
Maryland Dream Act battle heads back to court (Maryland Examiner, 4/15/12)
Editorial: It’s only ‘doomsday’ for tax-and-spend politicians (Washington Examiner, 4/15/12)
Opinion: Gambling lives down to its opponents’ dire predictions (The Capital, 4/15/12)
Md. lawmakers take on political spending spree (Baltimore Sun, 4/15/12)
Annapolis budget meltdown could sully leaders’ reputations (Baltimore Sun, 4/14/12)
Messy end to Maryland legislative session exposes rift between House, Senate leaders (Washington Post, 4/14/12)
State lawmakers differ on necessity of special session (The Herald-Mail, 4/14/12)
Session serves up mixed bag for environment (The Gazette, 4/13/12)
Commentary: An awkward sine die (Center Maryland, 4/13/12)
O’Malley plans to meet with Maryland legislative leaders (Washington Post, 4/13/12)
State budget spells disaster for education (The Talbot Spy, 4/13/12)
Opinion: ‘Doomsday budget’ would be preferable to special session (The Capital, 4/13/12)
Maryland’s budget not balanced (Baltimore Sun, 4/13/12)
O’Malley advised to hold off on some bill signings until state budget is balanced (Washington Post, 4/13/12)
Maryland top court will decide if Dream Act goes to voters (Baltimore Sun, 4/12/12)
Gov. Martin O’Malley, legislative leaders ponder unfinished business in Maryland (Washington Post, 4/12/12)
Commentary: So eager for presidency, he ‘forgot’ to be governor (Washington Post, 4/11/12)
Editorial: Gambling’s unholy grip in Maryland (Washington Post, 4/11/12)
Officials in Md. fail to vote on tax, casino bills (Washington Post, 4/9/12)
Business dodged most of the bullets in legislature (The Gazette, 4/9/12)
Maryland lawmakers poised to approve retroactive tax hike (Washington Post, 4/7/12)
Maryland budget deal remains elusive, with three days remaining in session (Washington Post, 4/6/12)
GOP lawmakers: Democrats’ tax-and-spend ways hurt Marylanders (Center Maryland, 4/4/12)
Md. Delegate’s measure may help him get back real estate license (Washington Post, 4/3/12)
Counties bristle as Assembly proposals seek to expand state power (Baltimore Sun, 4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

Md. General Assembly has much to do in a week (Washington Post, 3/31/12)
Editorial: Gov. O’Malley’s civil rights stand (Washington Post, 3/31/12)
Commentary: Legislative impacts on Maryland’s business climate (Center Maryland, 3/30/12)
Maryland House approves bill to subsidize offshore wind development (Washington Post, 3/30/12)
O’Malley commutes sentences of two convicted for murder (Washington Post, 3/29/12)
Poll: Marylanders remain sharply divided on same-sex marriage (Center Maryland, 3/29/12)
Opinion: Blaine Young’s gubernatorial dreams (Frederick News Post, 3/28/12)
Maryland Senate passes controversial septic bill (Washington Post, 3/27/12)
Commentary: Bad karma in Annapolis (Center Maryland, 3/27/12)
Commentary: Crony capitalism rises in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 3/27/12)
Maryland tops in US for adding government jobs since 2008 (Baltimore Business Journal, 3/27/12)
Same-sex marriage foes sought to split Democratic base (AP, 3/27/12)
Gingrich hits O’Malley gas tax plan at Md. State House (Washington Times, 3/27/12)
Petition would put redrawn congressional maps to November vote (Washington Examiner, 3/27/12)
Maryland Senate approves casino bill (Washington Post, 3/27/12)
Crunch time at the Md. State House (Washington Times, 3/25/12)
Bill would let Maryland seek out private partners for public projects (Washington Post, 3/25/12)
Opinion: Who should decide school funding? (DelMarVa Now, 3/25/12)
Tax credit review legislation wins tentative approval in House of Delegates (The Daily Record, 3/24/12)
O’Malley administration waters down septic control bill in order to save it (Maryland Reporter, 3/24/12)
O’Malley raises money in CT for Maryland marriage vote (Washington Post, 3/24/12)
State GOP becoming battlefield (The Gazette, 3/23/12)
House passes flush fee, stormwater fee (The Capital, 3/23/12)
House OKs spending plan (The Gazette, 3/23/12)
Prince George’s casino bill advances in Senate (Washington Post, 3/23/12)
Md House passes budget, setting up a debate with Senate over size of tax hike (Washington Post, 3/23/12)
Commentary: Early primary marked by lack of interest (The Gazette, 3/23/12)
Commentary: Localities thrown under the school bus (The Gazette, 3/23/12)
House panel rejects automatic sunset of Maryland tax credit programs (The Gazette, 3/23/12)
Anti-casino group delivers petition signatures to House Speaker (The Gazette, 3/22/12)
Md. House weighs budget with $1.5B increase (Washington Times, 3/22/12)
Lawmakers hurt business more than regulators, Maryland Chamber of Commerce says (Maryland Reporter, 3/22/12)
Anti-casino group delivers petition signatures to House Speaker (The Gazette, 3/22/12)
As crunch time arrives, lawmakers assess priorities (The Capital, 3/22/12)
Md. Republicans seek to withhold funding from deficient agencies (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
Prince George’s Council outlines conditions for county casino (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
House gives first OK to budget, tax hikes, flush tax, lottery changes (WBAL, 3/22/12)
House moves $35B budget with few cuts and a tax hike to a final vote in marathon session (Maryland Reporter, 3/22/12)
Editorial: Fracking study is wise course (The Daily Record, 3/22/12)
Maryland House advances tax package targeting six-figure earners (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
O’Malley scales back environmental initiative (Washington Post, 3/22/12)
In personal, professional and political life, Blaine Young is always running (The Gazette, 3/22/12)
Commentary: Young ponders run for governor (The Gazette, 3/22/12)
Romney visits Maryland without saying much about the state (Washington Post, 3/21/12)
Opinion: Arrogance in Annapolis (Frederick News Post, 3/21/12)
Reports rate Maryland low on ethics, transparency (The Daily Record, 3/21/12)
Doctors would collect abortion statistics under Maryland bill (Washington Examiner, 3/21/12)
Panel approves lower penalties for marijuana (Baltimore Sun, 3/21/12)
Maryland Senate committee approves health exchange bill (Baltimore Business Journal, 3/21/12)
Budget gridlock in Md. House could spell disaster for police aid (DelMarVa Now, 3/17/12)
Commentary: Facing the tide of opposition to transportation funding (Center Maryland, 3/16/12)
Maryland Senate passes spending plan that would raise taxes for first time since 2007 (Washington Post, 3/15/12)
Doug Duncan’s next act (Center Maryland, 3/13/12)
Martin O’Malley touts Bob McDonnell for vice president, kind of (Washington Post, 3/11/12)
Opinion: Here’s why Maryland politicos must convene a constitutional convention (Washington Examiner, 3/11/12)
O’Malley, McDonnell spar on Meet the Press (Baltimore Sun, 3/11/12)
Huge slots casinos proposed for Maryland (Washington Examiner, 3/10/12)
O’Malley opts for more regressive ‘flush tax’ (Washington Post, 3/10/12)
Maryland budget would tip balance of power, giving state more say in education (Washington Post, 3/10/12)
Medical marijuana bills debated in Annapolis (Frederick News Post, 3/10/12)
Commentary: Governing between fiscal extremes in Annapolis (Center Maryland, 3/9/12)
O’Malley proposes reform of more than 130 policies (The Daily Record, 3/9/12)
Md. same-sex marriage supporters launch counter-petition drive (Washington Post, 3/9/12)
O’Malley to testify for gas tax proposals (Baltimore Sun, 3/9/12)
Opinion: ‘Doomsday budget’ an exercise in fiscal realism (The Capital, 3/9/12)
Montgomery teachers redefine image of unionism (Washington Post, 3/9/12)
Teachers’ union takes aim at county tax cap (The Capital, 3/9/12)
Editorial: Maryland’s broken death penalty (Washington Post, 3/6/12)
Commentary: Maryland Dems’ marital difficulties (Center Maryland, 3/6/12)
Md. governor considers commuting 2 murder sentences (DelMarVa Now, 3/6/12)
Editorial: Maryland’s war on localities (Washington Post, 3/3/12)
Maryland Senate Democrats favor across-the-board hike to personal income taxes (Washington Post, 3/3/12)
After Currie scandal, Md. ethics reforms begin to take shape (Washington Post, 3/2/12)
Budget proposal a mixed bag for state employees (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
For major public projects, state looks to private sector (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Commentary: It’s budget time in Annapolis (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Commentary: Md. Dems show how to go undefeated (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Commentary: No end runs for state contracts (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Natural gas could mean big bucks for Maryland, study says (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Opinion: Preserve Maryland’s middle-class tax benefit (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Mayor seeks to allay immigrant fears (Baltimore Sun, 3/2/12)
Maryland’s wedding industry embraces same-sex marriage (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Businesses question new Prince George’s fund (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Senate President: Governor’s gas tax shifted to end of session (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Maryland is 8th state to allow same-sex marriage (The Gazette, 3/2/12)
Report: O’Malley tax increase would cost $274 more annually (Washington Examiner, 3/1/12)
Ethics reforms to take center stage in Md. (Washington Post, 3/1/12)
State senate explores repeal of 1997 tax cut (The Daily Record, 3/1/12)
Commentary: Same-sex marriage – A big win for Maryland families (Baltimore Sun, 3/1/12)
School funding takes center stage in Annapolis budget debates (The Gazette, 3/1/12)
Maryland becomes eighth state to legalize gay marriage (Washington Post, 3/1/12)
Maryland lawmakers push measures to address legal protections for the poor (Washington Post, 3/1/12)
Same-sex marriage sets up a defining year for Maryland politics (Washington Post, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Proposed Maryland legislation could be the ticket out of jail (Washington Post, 2/29/12)
What’s left to tax in Maryland? Check out this list of proposed additions (Center Maryland, 2/28/12)
Commentary: Shifting teacher pension costs is an unbearable burden for counties (DelMarVaNow, 2/28/12)
Commentary: Governor’s pension plan would wreak havoc (DelMarVaNow, 2/28/12)
Harford puts up united front against teacher pension cost shift (Baltimore Sun, 2/28/12)
County to state: ‘Don’t pass buck’ on teacher pensions (Frederick News Post, 2/28/12)
Commission outlines plan to implement health care reform (The Gazette, 2/27/12)
Commentary: O’Malley’s blind ambition (Washington Times, 2/27/12)
Editorial: Three concerns about state’s growth plan (Herald-Mail, 2/27/12)
Editorial: Mr. O’Malley must make the case for roads in Maryland (Washington Post, 2/27/12)
Opinion: Wayward tax credits (Baltimore Sun, 2/27/12)
Maryland realtors to protest O’Malley mortgage deduction proposal (Baltimore Business Journal, 2/27/12)
Maryland legislators consider tweaks to state alcohol laws (Washington Post, 2/27/12)
Maryland lawmakers try to bring back millionaire’s tax (Washington Examiner, 2/27/12)
Labor unions rally in Annapolis (Washington Post, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Maryland’s passage to India (Center Maryland, 2/26/12)
Commentary: Wind power is worth the investment of $2 a month for Maryland households (Washington Post, 2/25/12)
Commentary: Transportation legislation not the only issue on business radar in Annapolis (Center Maryland, 2/24/12)
Maryland gay marriage bill goes to governor’s desk (Politico, 2/23/12)
Maryland Republican: Meeting gay couples left me ‘changed person’ (LA Times, 2/23/12)
Same-sex marriage bill approved by Maryland Senate (Washington Post, 2/23/12)
Poll: Prince George’s voters support National Harbor casino 2-to-1 (Center Maryland, 2/22/12)
Casino plan for National Harbor draws objections from locals and Rosecroft operator (Washington Post, 2/22/12)
Pension shift lacks rationale (DelMarVa Now, 2/20/12)
Garagiola: Vote ‘no’ on gas sales tax (Frederick News Post, 2/20/12)
Opinion: Requiring voter IDs won’t fix a crumbling system (The Capital, 2/19/12)
Editorial: Las Vegas on the Potomac (Washington Post, 2/19/12)
Same sex marriage vote was a test of character (The Free Stater Blog, 2/19/12)
Md. casinos slow to reach once-anticipated revenue (WTOP, 2/19/12)
Maryland Senate to move ‘quickly’ on same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 2/19/12)
Pastors in Maryland address vote on same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 2/19/12)
Poll: Strong support for development of W. Md. natural gas (Center Maryland, 2/19/12)
Offshore wind exerts wide appeal in Maryland (Washington Post, 2/19/12)
Gay-marriage advocates, opponents speak out in church (Baltimore Sun, 2/19/12)
Editorial: Maryland’s civil rights victory (Washington Post, 2/18/12)
Commentary: Upscale casino could help Prince George’s image (Washington Post, 2/18/12)
Maryland House almost didn’t pass gay marriage bill (Washington Post, 2/18/12)
Pension shift would pain counties (DelMarVa Now, 2/18/12)
Opinion: Why higher gas taxes are the right medicine for Maryland (Washington Post, 2/17/12)
Same-sex marriage bill passes Maryland House of Delegates (Washington Post, 2/17/12)
Immigrant tuition bill can go to referendum, judge rules (Baltimore Sun, 2/17/12)
Commentary: Protecting transportation fund: Not a magic bullet, but still needed (Center Maryland, 2/17/12)
Maryland Senate censures Ulysses Currie (Washington Post, 2/17/12)
Debate on same-sex marriage bill under way (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Counties draw line in sand on teacher pensions (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Paul Schurick sentence in Ehrlich robocall case meant to send message, judge says (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Second GOP delegate in Md. says ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
No prison in Maryland robo-calls case (Washington Post, 2/16/12)
Editorial: Belling the ‘No-New-Taxes’ cat (New York Times, 2/15/12)
Same-sex marriage backers courting Maryland Republicans (Washington Post, 2/12/12)
Local vote on gaming unconstitutional, Maryland AG says (Washington Post, 2/11/12)
Commentary: MDOT’s $12 billion list: Top transportation priorities of Maryland counties (Center Maryland, 2/10/12)
Maryland hearing on same-sex marriage measure turns emotional, heated (Washington Post, 2/10/12)
Editorial: The value of raw data (Frederick News Post, 2/9/12)
Gov. O’Malley assails Peter Franchot as ‘our…Mitt Romney’ (Washington Post, 2/8/12)
Do Maryland judges need a raise? (Washington Post, 2/8/12)
O’Malley’s agenda could raise his national profile (The Gazette, 2/8/12)
Prop 8 ruling not likely to impact legislature’s same-sex marriage debate (The Gazette, 2/8/12)
Governors O’Malley and McDonnell on “State of the Union” (RealClearPolitics, 2/5/12)
O’Malley, McDonnell spar over which party deserves credit for economic recovery (Washington Post, 2/5/12)
Maryland governor’s tax proposals seek nearly $1 billion to balance budget, fund projects (Washington Post, 2/4/12)
Md.gambling bill packed with less-noticed provisions (Washington Post, 2/4/12)
Maryland senator to introduce Prince George’s casino bill (Washington Post, 2/3/12)
Pair of marriage bills looming in Md. House (Washington Post, 2/3/12)
O’Malley says offshore wind announcement a ‘step forward’ (Washington Post, 2/2/12)
O’Malley challenges lawmakers to make ‘tough choices’ (Washington Post, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Supporters, opponents of same-sex marriage bill square off at Md. legislative hearing (Washington Post, 1/31/12)
Editorial: Maryland needs a gas-tax hike to fund transportation needs (Washington Post, 1/31/12)
Editorial: Reconsider size of tax hike (Carroll County Times, 1/30/12)
Editorial: A misguided effort to aid Maryland wind projects (Washington Post, 1/30/12)
Half of Maryland residents back legalizing same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 1/30/12)
O’Malley proposes 6% sales tax on gas (Washington Post, 1/30/12)
Video: Governor O’Malley on ‘Morning Joe’ (Center Maryland, 1/30/12)
Governor’s proposal to raise tobacco sales tax ruffles sellers (Frederick News Post, 1/30/12)
Commentary: Leveling the campaign finance playing field (Center Maryland, 1/30/12)
Opinion: Teachers pension issue is a bitter pill (DelMarVa Now, 1/30/12)
Slot machines in Prince George’s County favored by most Marylanders, WaPo poll finds (Washington Post, 1/29/12)
Maryland governor’s agenda faces challenges, poll shows (Washington Post, 1/29/12)
Opinion: In state fiscal debate, tax-hatred won’t be enough (The Capitol, 1/29/12)
O’Malley tells gay conference he backs their cause (Baltimore Sun, 1/29/12)
O’Malley, wife seeking to repair damage of ‘cowards’ remark (Washington Post, 1/29/12)
Gov. O’Malley: ‘Stay tuned’ for a transportation bill (Washington Post, 1/29/12)
PlanMaryland divide: Is it a new rural order? (Herald-Mail, 1/28/12)
Monday’s rally will focus opposition to same-sex marriage (The Capital, 1/28/12)
O’Malley’s proposal to raise taxes on ‘high earners’ draws protests in Annapolis and beyond (Baltimore Sun, 1/28/12)
Commentary: O’Malley mistreating us all equally (Herald-Mail, 1/28/12)
Commentary: Ehrlich and The Sun: Once adversaries, now partners (Baltimore Sun, 1/28/12)
Editorial: Same-sex marriage in Maryland (Washington Post, 1/28/12)
Lt. Gov. Brown outlines 2012 legislative priorities (Baltimore Business Journal, 1/27/12)
Opinion: O’Malley and McDonnell’s entertaining rivalry (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Debate over vote on immigrant tuition moves to Arundel court (Baltimore Sun, 1/27/12)
Maryland first lade regrets ‘cowards’ remark (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Md. first lady blames ‘cowards’ for defeat of same-sex marriage last year (Washington Post, 1/27/12)
Estate tax relief for farmers gains bipartisan support (Frederick News Post, 1/27/12)
Commentary: Same-sex marriage wouldn’t impinge on churches (The Gazette, 1/27/12)
Commentary: There they go again on gambling (The Gazette, 1/27/12)
Editorial: First, cut state spending (Carroll County Times, 1/27/12)
Lawsuit on DREAM Act petition argued (WBAL, 1/27/12)
Commentary: Talking past each other in Annapolis (Center Maryland, 1/27/12)
Democrats, Republicans agree to push package of bills in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 1/26/12)
O’Malley to meet with NYC Mayor Bloomberg (The Capital, 1/26/12)
Senate minority leader briefs lawmakers on ‘war on rural Maryland’ (Herald-Mail, 1/26/12)
Lt. Gov. Brown voices support for increase in tobacco tax (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
Maryland State Bar endorses same-sex marriage (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
Funding for local governments dwindles as costs rise (Carroll County Times, 1/24/12)
O’Malley introduces same-sex marriage bill (Baltimore Sun, 1/23/12)
State fiscal analyst: State appears to be on right budget path (The Daily Record, 1/23/12)
O’Malley challenges lawmakers to propose tax alternative (Baltimore Sun, 1/23/12)
Group filing appeal of redistricting map (The Capital, 1/23/12)
Md. Senate president: 5-cent gas-tax hike too small (Washington Times, 1/23/12)
O’Malley unveils agenda, including same-sex marriage bill (Washington Post, 1/23/12)
O’Malley’s legislative package has familiar look (The Gazette, 1/23/12)
Video: Ehrlich paid $168K for Schurick lawyers (Baltimore Sun, 1/23/12)
Commentary: O’Malley’s budget would jeopardize recovery (Washington Post, 1/23/12)
Opinion: Maryland’s school funding laws need to be revised (The Capital, 1/23/12)
Lawmakers might tackle tough education issues in one package (The Gazette, 1/23/12)
Anti-immigrant tuition break campaign to pick up speed, Harford delegate says (The Aegis, 1/23/12)
Employers ready for Maryland’s new tax credit law (The Gazette, 1/23/12)
Economist: ‘Sluggish’ the watchword for 2012 (The Gazette, 1/23/12)
Push to amend state’s alcohol tax (WBAL, 1/23/12)
Social media drive chance to socialize with governor (The Gazette, 1/23/12)
Maryland Democratic leaders support gas tax increase (Baltimore Business Journal, 1/23/12)
Commentary: Government and business teamwork: An essential prerequisite for economic growth (Center Maryland, 1/20/12)
Dem lawmaker: Should Marylanders be angry over tax breaks? Absolutely (Center Maryland, 1/18/12)
Gov. O’Malley defends plan to raise taxes (Washington Post, 1/18/12)
Md. same-sex marriage legislation to be examined in two committees, Speaker says (Washington Post, 1/16/12)
Teacher pension costs likely to be at heart of Maryland budget battle (Washington Post, 1/15/12)

Commentary: The things people say on Opening Day in Annapolis (Center Maryland, 1/13/12)
Opinion: Wind dreams (Frederick News Post, 1/11/12)
On Md. ballot, Bartlett faces tough race, Edwards escapes challenge from Ivey (Washington Post, 1/11/12)
O’Malley springs sales-tax surprise on Assembly (Washington Times, 1/11/12)
Opinion: 2012 session worth watching (DelMarVa Now, 1/11/12)
Editorial: GOP needs voice in state (Carroll County Times, 1/11/12)
O’Malley’s promise of job creation might mean tough votes in General Assembly (Washington Post, 1/10/12)
Republicans see Sen. Cardin as vulnerable (Maryland Reporter, 1/10/12)
Editorial: Calling the House to order (Baltimore Sun, 1/10/12)
State politicians are thinking bigger in 2012 (The Daily Record, 1/10/12)
Opinion: A good motto for legislators: First, do no harm (The Capital, 1/10/12)
O’Malley school funding proposal could generate 11k jobs (Baltimore Business Journal, 1/10/12)
Marylanders favor offshore wind, poll says (Baltimore Sun, 1/10/12)
Opinion: Being AWARE – Md’s rural and agricultural communities form coalition (Frederick News post, 1/10/12)
O’Malley to push $350M for Maryland school construction (Washington Post, 1/9/12)
Commentary: The answer to the gerrymander (Baltimore Sun, 1/9/12)
Commentary : Should Marylanders get mad? (Center Maryland, 1/9/12)
National NAACP leader to join Md. death penalty opponents (Washington Post, 1/9/12)
Commentary: O’Malley and the Mod Squad (Center Maryland, 1/3/12)
Commentary: We can live better without Plan Maryland (DelMarVa Now, 1/3/12)
Study: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay could create 230,000 jobs (WTOP, 1/3/12)
Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents ready to face off (Baltimore Sun, 1/1/12)
O’Malley to again tout offshore wind, but shifts direction (Washington Times, 1/1/12)
Bill would make petitions private (Herald-Mail, 1/1/12)

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