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.

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MD 2013 Archives

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Maryland Gubernatorial Headlines 2013 Archive

JULY 2013

O’Malley raising, spending money on national races (Baltimore Sun, 7/31/13)
A look at Martin O’Malley’s $10,000 donors (Washington Post, 7/31/13)
O’Malley reports nearly $500,000 raised for his PAC during first six months of the year (Washington Post, 7/31/13)
Brown wins backing of veterans group in Maryland gubernatorial race (Washington Post, 7/31/13)
Lawmakers say state should pay city for tax break errors (Baltimore Sun, 7/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Md. GOP’s choice: Reform or lose (Baltimore Sun, 7/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Frederick the Great (Center Maryland, 7/29/13)
Md. state Sen. Briann Frosh to launch bid for attorney general (Washington Post, 7/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Transparency proposals have merit (Carroll County Times, 7/29/13)
OPINION: Maryland’s climate opportunity (Baltimore Sun, 7/29/13)
O’Malley tries to drum up Brown/Ulman donations (The Daily Record, 7/29/13)
OPINION: Maryland shows Obamacare can be affordable (Baltimore Sun, 7/29/13)
Rising seas Part 1: Sea level, sinking land put Maryland’s waterfront communities at risk (Maryland Reporter, 7/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Anne Arundel’s legislative disadvantage here to stay (Capital Gazette, 7/28/13)
Md. insurance official approves health care rates (WBAL, 7/27/13)
How Sun spun new Maryland health care story (Baltimore Brew, 7/27/13)
Politically correct? Redistricting is politically tense process (DelMarVa Now, 7/26/13)
O’Malley announces appointments to Md. Health Care Commission (WBAL, 7/26/13)
Premiums to go up as much as 25% under health reform (Baltimore Sun, 7/26/13)
Maryland issues insurance rates that are among the lowest in US (Washington Post, 7/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Save the Republicans (The Gazette, 7/26/13)
OPINION: Making Maryland more transparent (Baltimore Sun, 7/25/13)
O’Malley says he has ‘moral obligation’ to avert climate change (Baltimore Sun, 7/25/13)
Analysis: Federal audit questions state spending on several programs (Maryland Reporter, 7/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Bringing compromise back to the legislative process (Center Maryland, 7/25/13)
GOP open primary? (Frederick News-Post, 7/25/13)
Ralph Jaffe: ‘I’m running for governor, too’ (Baltimore Sun, 7/25/13)
OPINION: Not so much – Assimilating DC would be the last thing Maryland needs (Cumberland Times-News, 7/24/13)
Education leaders call for moratorium on testing (Baltimore Sun, 7/24/13)

Gansler pushes for stronger transparency (Baltimore Sun, 7/24/13)
Gansler proposes new inspector general to take ‘back room’ out of state spending (Annapolitics, 7/24/13)
COMMENTARY: In elections, conservatives must reach out to independents from Day 1 (Center Maryland, 7/23/13)
State test scores decline significantly (Baltimore Sun, 7/23/13)
Gansler to talk about ethics reforms in Maryland (AP, 7/22/13)
Hoyer endorses Brown in Md. governor’s race (AP, 7/22/13)
Political notebook – July 22: GOP gubernatorial hopeful chooses running mate (Herald-Mail,7/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Maryland readies its health care exchange, but will market be there? (Center Maryland, 7/18/13)
Mizeur makes campaign debut at Maryland clam back (Washington Post, 7/17/13)
Maryland GOP considering open primary (Baltimore Sun, 7/17/13)
Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor (Washington Post,7/17/13)
Mizeur plans entrance into Maryland gubernatorial contest on Wednesday (Washington Post,7/16/13)
O’Malley shuns Homeland Security speculation (Baltimore Sun, 7/12/13)
Gansler urges preference for Maryland manufacturers (Baltimore Sun, 7/12/13)
O’Malley blames Ehrlich in part for hotel woes (WBAL, 7/11/13)
Haddaway-Riccio named on Md. GOP gubernatorial ticket (DelMarVa Now, 7/11/13)
GOP’s Craig to make Haddaway-Riccio No. 2 on his gubernatorial ticket in Maryland (Washington Post, 7/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Two smart moves (Center Maryland, 7/10/13)
O’Malley names new top lobbyist (Baltimore Sun, 7/9/13)
Backer of Maryland’s same-sex marriage effort announces ‘roadmap’ for national push (Baltimore Sun, 7/9/13)
Frederick County commissioners done with large-scale privatization, Young says (Frederick News-Post, 7/9/13)
Terry McAuliffe to get fundraising help from Martin O’Malley, Anthony Brown (Washington Post,7/9/13)
Brown hires Obama adviser, raises $1 million (Baltimore Sun, 7/8/13)
Brown says his campaign warchest now close to Gansler’s in governor race (Washington Post,7/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Shock and Tawes (Center Maryland, 7/8/13)
Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014 (Baltimore Sun, 7/8/13)
Md. lawmakers change tune on gay marriage (Baltimore Sun, 7/8/13)
Obama campaign manager joins Brown’s campaign (Eye on Annapolis, 7/8/13)
O’Malley outlines new transportation spending in Prince George’s (Washington Post, 7/8/13)
Brown bags Obama adviser (The Gazette, 7/8/13)
Maryland officials gear up to market new health exchange (Washington Business Journal, 7/8/13)
O’Malley names Hitchcock to take over as legislative lobbyist (Washington Post, 7/8/13)
O’Malley’s warning of rising sea may have been misjudged (Cumberland Times-News, 7/8/13)
Douglas F. Gansler runs for Maryland governor — just not officially (Washington Post, 7/6/13)
Reporters notebook: Liefman endorses Brown (The Gazette, 7/5/13)
Obama campaign manager to meet Brown campaign (Baltimore Sun, 7/5/13)
O’Malley names his lobbyist as judge (Baltimore Sun, 7/3/13)
Maryland’s new chief judge lauded as forthright, diplomatic (Baltimore Sun, 7/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Streamlining elections (The Gazette, 7/3/13)
Women to lead state’s highest court (Baltimore Sun, 7/3/13)
Craig taps former Steele aide for campaign (SoMdNews, 7/3/13)
Business group gives low marks to many Md. lawmakers, mostly Democrats (Maryland Reporter, 7/3/13)
COMMENTARY: The retiring kind (Center Maryland, 7/2/13)
GOP leaders gather at the pump to denounce gas tax increases (Frederick News-Post, 7/2/13)
OPINION: Expanded early voting is sensible (The Gazette, 7/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Tolls, taxes and fees (Baltimore Sun, 7/2/13)
Harford executive Craig calls on General Assembly to repeal ‘Rain Tax’ (Baltimore Sun, 7/2/13)
Governor swears om Smith, Hopper in new roles (Baltimore Sun, 7/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Moody’s ratings are appropriately cautious on states’ pension funding (Washington Post, 7/2/13)
It’s here: Gas-tax increase starts today (Frederick News-Post, 7/1/13)
Republicans protest tax, toll, fee increases (Baltimore Sun, 7/1/13)
Lawmaker kicks off campaign to repeal ‘rain tax’ (The Gazette, 7/1/13)
Change Maryland brags about Facebook likes (Baltimore Sun, 7/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Under O’Malley, Marylanders’ wallets are running on empty (Baltimore Sun,7/1/13)
Hospitals spend big on lobbying in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 7/1/13)
Shift to table games in Maryland also shifts gambling revenues (Baltimore Sun, 7/1/13)
Rawlings-Blake endorses Brown for governor (Baltimore Sun, 7/1/13)
VIDEO: Craig on Maryland’s new taxes: ‘There is no reason…” (Patch, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Hogan hopes Change Maryland is the ticket (Annapolitics, 6/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Rain tax needs revising (Carroll County Times, 6/30/13)
O’Malley plays benefit concert in Germantown, takes jab at Chris Christie (Washington Post,6/30/13)
Mayor to endorse Brown Monday (Baltimore Sun, 6/30/13)
Baltimore mayor to endorse Anthony Brown’s bid for governor of Maryland (Washington Post,6/30/13)
Gasoline tax, tolls increase in Maryland (AP, 6/30/13)
Lawmaker launches ‘Stop the Rain Tax’ (WBAL, 6/29/13)
Gas tax, tolls go up Monday (Baltimore Sun, 6/29/13)
Death-penalty opponents gather to press cause (Baltimore Sun, 6/29/13)
Maryland fuel tax hike to kick in Monday (The Gazette, 6/28/13)
8-year-old Pr. George’s girl to take over  for Md. Gov. O’Malley on Tuesday (Washington Post,6/28/13)
Draft of fracking report draws questions from both sides (The Gazette, 6/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Dog whistle stunts launch primary season (The Gazette, 6/28/13)
Without formal campaign for governor, Gansler begins state tour (Baltimore Sun, 6/27/13)
Most Maryland tolls going up next week (Washington Post, 6/27/13)
Health-care interests spend most heavily on lobbying Annapolis policymakers (Washington Post,6/27/13)
Maryland gas tax to rise Monday, but not quite as much as forecast (Washington Post, 6/27/13)
Corrections department questioned over pace of jail review (Baltimore Sun, 6/27/13)
Cellphone-jamming technology to be installed at Baltimore City Detention Center (Washington Post,6/27/13)
George all business in run for governor (The Gazette, 6/26/13)
Montgomery delegate visits OC homeless shelter; Mizeur still silent on potential gubernatorial run(DelMarVa Now, 6/26/13)
VIDEO: Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling (Baltimore Sun, 6/26/13)
Maryland politicians praise Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings (Capital Gazette, 6/26/13)
Democrats eyeing Md. governorship eagerly share their support for gay marriage rulings(Washington Post, 6/26/13)
Brown claims 70 endorsements for Md. governor from local officials (Washington Post, 6/25/13)
Gearing up for Md governor’s race, Gansler announces policy series, staff appointments (Washington Post, 6/25/13)
COMMENTARY: White man’s burden (Center Maryland, 6/25/13)
Doug Gansler to make bid for governor official in September (WBAL, 6/25/13)
O’Malley’s band scheduled to reemerge in Germantown this weekend (Washington Post, 6/25/13)
Trade mission completed, but O’Malley staying behind in Ireland this week (Washington Post,6/24/13)
Lollar not running for governor — yet (Annapolitics, 6/24/13)
Offshore wind survey begins along MD coast (Baltimore Sun, 6/24/13)
Maryland hopefuls for governor aim to impress local leaders in Ocean City (Washington Post,6/24/13)
Maryland gubernatorial candidates descend on Ocean City (The Daily Record, 6/24/13)
Senate President Miller says he plans to be back (The Gazette, 6/24/13)
Massive turnover in legislature expected, with Howard County a prime example (Annapolitics, 6/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Why Gov. O’Malley lobbied the EPA (Baltimore Sun, 6/22/13)
Conn. gun company moves, could Maryland be next? (Baltimore Sun, 6/21/13)
George pledges no new taxes (Baltimore Sun, 6/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Gerrymandering undermines local representation (Capital Gazette, 6/21/13)
Republicans in Maryland legislature developing plan to offer voters next year (Washington Post,6/21/13)
Rep. Paul Ryan serves up red meat for GOP dinner (Annapolitics, 6/21/13)
As another senator retires, chamber turnover increases (The Gazette, 6/21/13)
COMMENTARY: CEOs: Focus competitiveness policy on taxes, regulations, infrastructure, workforce (Center Maryland, 6/21/13)
Blogger eyes seat in House of Delegates (The Gazette, 6/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Environmental shell games (The Gazette, 6/21/13)
Paul Ryan tells beleaguered Maryland GOP to take their state back in 2014 (The Cap Times,6/21/13)
US Rep. Paul Ryan urges Maryland GOP to take control of State House (Baltimore Sun, 6/20/13)
Gansler camp dismisses early Brown poll as ‘costume jewelry’ (Washington Post, 6/20/13)
Maryland lawmakers to begin deeper look at Baltimore jail scandal next week (Washington Post,6/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Why is O’Malley silent on NSA spying? (Baltimore Sun, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Brown-Ulman pre-nup dictated by state election law (Center Maryland, 6/18/13)
Craig names a former Steele aide to run his campaign for Md. governor (Washington Post, 6/18/13)
VIDEO: John T. Willis on Maryland politics and political history (Center Maryland, 6/18/13)
Brown-Ulman ticket plans first major fundraiser for Md. governor’s race (Washington Post,6/18/13)
O’Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution (Baltimore Sun, 6/16/13)
In Maryland, Republicans look to next year’s governor’s race (Washington Post, 6/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Does Doug Gansler have a plan? (Center Maryland, 6/13/13)
O’Malley names new energy director (Baltimore Sun, 6/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Republicans at the starting gate (Center Maryland, 6/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Ulman and Brown: The power of two (Baltimore Sun, 6/11/13)
Republicans join call for investigator in jail scandal (Baltimore Sun, 6/11/13)
Bongino says he’s 95%’ certain on 6th District (Baltimore Sun, 6/11/13)
Gansler says ‘independent’ probe needed of troubled Baltimore jail (Washington Post, 6/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Maryland could have acted quicker to prevent Baltimore jail scandal(Washington Post, 6/8/13)
Gansler, eyeing race for governor, names Democratic veteran as campaign manager (Washington Post, 6/7/13)
When was Md. Gov. O’Malley told of jail scandal? (Washington Post, 6/7/13)
Gansler names campaign manager (Baltimore Sun, 6/7/13)
Gansler hires campaign manager (Center Maryland, 6/7/13)
Security chief failed polygraph at embattled Md. jail, official says (Washington Post, 6/6/13)
Maryland corrections jobs applicants to get polygraphs (Baltimore Sun, 6/6/13)
George promises tax cuts as he enters Maryland GOP primary for governor (Washington Post,6/5/13)
For Gov. O’Malley, Md. jail scandal caps years of trouble with Baltimore facility (Washington Post,6/5/13)
Ron George to launch GOP bid for governor (Baltimore Sun, 6/4/13)
Gansler seeks cap on health insurance rate increases (Baltimore Sun, 6/4/13)
Democrats watch for Gansler’s next move (Baltimore Sun, 6/3/13)
VIDEO: Michael Steele ‘looking at’ run for Maryland governor (Huffington Post, 6/3/13)
Cummings endorses Brown-Ulman ticket (Baltimore Sun, 6/3/13)
Michael Steele ‘looking at’ run for governor of Md. (Washington Post, 6/3/13)
Maryland governor’s race off to early start (Washington Post, 6/3/13)
Conviction upheld in ‘relax’ robocall from 2010 election night (Baltimore Sun, 6/3/13)
Craig, Ulman, George: 17 months to go in the lengthening campaign for governor (Annapolitics, 6/2/13)
Petition drive to overturn O’Malley’s gun control law fails (Capital Gazette, 6/2/13)
Bongino to run for Congress, not governor (Capital Gazette, 6/2/13)
No voter appetite for Maryland referenda this year (Washington Examiner, 6/2/13)
Referendum on new Maryland gun control laws shot down (Washington Times, 6/2/13)
COMMENTARY: How the death penalty will end: First Maryland, then the nation (Baltimore Sun,6/2/13)
Maryland petition to repeal gun control law fails; NRA lawsuit looms (Baltimore Sun, 6/2/13)
New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor (Washington Post, 6/2/13)
Bongino confirms bid for Congress rather than Maryland governor (Washington Post, 6/1/13)
Gansler makes it explicit: No third term as AG (Baltimore Sun, 6/1/13)
Petition drive to overturn Maryland gun-control law fails, official says (Washington Post, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

Craig touts experience, takes aim at taxes in advance of run for Md. governor (Washington Post,5/31/13)
Gansler won’t be pressured by opponents, strategist says (Eye on Annapolis, 5/31/13)
VIDEO: Efforts to restore capital punishment falls short (Baltimore Sun, 5/31/13)
INTERESTING: Does Del. Jolene Ivey want to join AG Doug Gansler’s gubernatorial ticket?(Maryland Juice, 5/31/13)
Maryland hospital CEOs want refined Medicare waiver plan with less risk (Baltimore Business Journal, 5/31/13)
What the Brown/Ulman ticket means for Gansler (Eye on Annapolis, 5/30/13)
O’Malley touts state economy in address on middle class (Baltimore Sun, 5/30/13)
O’Malley touts ‘better results’ in Maryland in speech to national think tank (Washington Post,5/30/13)
They’re off and running, sorta (Center Maryland, 5/30/13)
Drive to overturn death penalty repeal in trouble, lawmaker acknowledges (Washington Post,5/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Next thing will be a moat around Carroll (Carroll County Times, 5/30/13)
Brown to unveil Ulman as gubernatorial running mate on Monday in Columbia (Washington Post,5/29/13)
O’Malley names new Md. transportation secretary (The Gazette, 5/29/13)
GOP’s Craig to enter race for governor; Brown picks Ulman for ticket (Baltimore Sun, 5/29/13)
James Smith takes over as Maryland transportation secretary (Washington Post, 5/29/13)
Ulman joining Brown’s ticket in governor’s race (Eye on Annapolis, 5/29/13)
Smith appointment subtracts one from ticket speculation (Baltimore Sun, 5/29/13)
Rumor: Rep. Elijah Cummings to make ‘announcement about Brown-Ulman // Plus: Fmr B’more Exec Jim Smith in the bag? (Maryland Juice, 5/29/13)

COMMENTARY: 2014: Race and place (continued) (The Gazette, 5/24/13)
Martin O’Malley using fundraising, agenda to explore 2016 run (AP, 5/21/13)

COMMENTARY: 2014 is about race and place (The Gazette, 5/17/13)
Maryland governor signs gun control law; NRA vows to sue (LA Times, 5/16/13)
OPINION: Prisons need to go back on governor’s agenda (Capital Gazette, 5/12/13)
Brown makes campaign stop in Frederick (Frederick News-Post, 5/12/13)
Democratic Party says 100 shy away from fundraiser because of union protest (The Gazette,5/12/13)
Doug Gansler loves being AG, but his war chest is growing (The Daily Record, 5/12/13)
O’Malley officially endorses Brown for Maryland governor (Washington Post, 5/11/13)
VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Brown announces run for governor (Maryland Reporter, 5/10/13)
As Brown announces candidacy, 2014 race officially begins (The Daily Record, 5/10/13)
Three companies compete for right to operate Prince George’s casino (Washington Post, 5/10/13)
Maryland ranks 41st for business, according to CEO survey (Washington Examiner, 5/10/13)
Md. corrections secretary to appear before lawmakers at prison hearing next month (Washington Post, 5/10/13)
3 bids entered for Prince George’s casino site (Baltimore Sun, 5/10/13)
Brown plans runs for Maryland governor (Washington Post, 5/9/13)
O’Malley promises corrections reform as GOP calls for audit (Baltimore Sun, 5/9/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley, CEO praise Knorr’s new Westminster (Baltimore Sun, 5/9/13)
Gansler hosting statewide gun turn-in (The Daily Record, 5/6/13)
With same-sex marriage now available, state to end benefits for domestic partners (Baltimore Sun,5/3/13)
Md. legislative leaders announce joint briefing on Baltimore jail scandal (Washington Post, 5/3/13)
Group launches petition drive to overturn death penalty repeal in Maryland (Washington Post,5/3/13)
Anne Arundel delegate eyes governor’s seat (The Gazette, 5/3/13)
OPINION: For Maryland Republicans, new messenger, same message (Baltimore Sun, 5/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Is help coming from Annapolis? (Center Maryland, 5/2/13)
Death penalty repeal could head to 2014 challenge (Patch, 5/2/13)
O’Malley signs death penalty repeal (The Gazette, 5/2/13)
Maryland lawmakers may launch probe of prison gang (Washington Examiner, 5/2/13)
Md. House and Senate to coordinate inquiry into prison gang scandal (Washington Post, 5/2/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley signs death penalty repeal (Baltimore Sun, 5/2/13)
O’Malley signs death penalty repeal, medical marijuana bill and other measures (Washington Post,5/2/13)
Brown plans announcement tour for Md. governor following campaign kick-off (Washington Post,5/2/13)
Drug-dealing scheme operated in Baltimore jail years ago, deal with ex-inmate reveals (Washington Post, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Decision on death penalty petition drive could come by the end of the week (Washington Post,4/30/13)
Md House Republicans turn to Kipke to lead them in Annapolis (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
O’Malley expresses confidence in Maryland’s prisons chief (Washington Post, 4/30/13)
Del. Ron George poised to get into crowded race for Maryland governor (Washington Post, 4/29/13)
A Brown-Ulman ticket could shake up Democratic primary for Md. governor’s office (Washington Post, 4/27/13)
Federal fiscal uncertainty could erode states’ infrastructure funding options (Center Maryland, 4/26/13)
Maryland governor considering White House run (AP, 4/24/13)
O’Malley trade delegation to Israel to depart Maryland on Sat. (Washington Post, 4/18/13)
O’Malley’s natural resources secretary to take over as chief of staff (Washington Post, 4/18/13)
Maryland may have to foot the bill for Medicaid payment increase (Baltimore Business Journal,4/17/13)
Maryland GOP lays down the law on bloggers (Baltimore Sun, 4/17/13)
OPINION: Maryland gun-control opponents won’t seek referendum (Baltimore Sun, 4/17/13)
O’Malley unveils list of delegation traveling to Israel (Baltimore Business Journal, 4/17/13)
Group that led previous Maryland petition drives says it won’t take on guns bill (Washington Post,4/17/13)
Md. House speaker floats possible tax cut when General Assembly returns next year (Washington Post, 4/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Two reforms Mr. O’Malley should pursue (Washington Post, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Business issues rose to the top of State House priority lists in 2013 session (Center Maryland, 4/12/13)
Exclusive Interview: Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger discusses potential 2014 bid for governor (Maryland Juice, 4/12/13)
Ruppersberger confirms possible interest in 2014 bid for Maryland governor (Washington Post,4/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Cardboard ‘lockbox’ (Frederick News Post, 4/11/13)
Anthony Brown plans May 10 announcement for Maryland governor (Washington Post, 4/11/13)
COMMENTARY: What the repeal of the death penalty really means (The Gazette, 4/11/13)
Ruppersberger considering run for governor (Baltimore Sun, 4/10/13)
Petition group eyes batch of bills to send to ballot in Maryland (Washington Post, 4/10/13)
Foes of gun bill try start process for petition (AP, 4/10/13)
Among bills in Md., only the strong survive (Washington Post, 4/10/13)
VIDEO: Session behind him, O’Malley says he’ll think about whether to run for president (Baltimore Sun, 4/10/13)
Martin O’Malley builds his liberal credentials ahead of 2016 (The Fix, 4/10/13)
Obama budget would have big impact in Md. (Baltimore Sun, 4/10/13)
Gov. O’Malley signs offshore wind bill, 151 others, into law (Washington Post, 4/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Maryland session’s winners and losers (Center Maryland, 4/9/13)
As governor steers Maryland to the left, talk turns to 2016 (Washington Post, 4/9/13)
Maryland lawmakers approve medical marijuana near end of a busy session (Washington Post,4/8/13)
After death-penalty repeal, O’Malley aces decision on condemned inmates (Washington Post,4/7/13)
After Newtown, O’Malley knew he wanted an assault-weapons ban, other tough measures(Washington Post, 4/7/13)
Heading into final day, Md. House, Senate at odds over when they’ll become candidates (Washington Post, 4/7/13)
Md. House sends overhaul of Prince George’s school system to governor (Washington Post, 4/6/13)
O’Malley bounces back, but will liberal record help or hinder a 2016 bid? (Washington Post, 4/6/13)
Md. Assembly votes to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses (Washington Post, 4/5/13)
Crime victims criticize O’Malley, ask him to keep promise (Baltimore Sun, 4/5/13)
Governor’s Bay Cabinet to meet Cecil officials (Cecil Daily, 4/5/13)
Chalk this General Assembly session as the year for business (Baltimore Business Journal, 4/5/13)
COMMENTARY: O’Malley deserves better grade for affordable college in Maryland (Center Maryland, 4/5/13)
GOP to launch gun-control referendum campaign (The Gazette, 4/5/13)
Md. gun bill will wait for O’Malley’s signature (Baltimore Sun, 4/5/13)
O’Malley’s social media coordinator departing for DNC job (Washington Post, 4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Replace the sequester before it’s too late (Baltimore Sun, 4/4/13)
Bill forcing nonunion workers to pay union fees heads to O’Malley (Washington Examiner, 4/4/13)
Maryland’s leftward swing (Washington Post, 4/4/13)
Md. House advances immigrant licensing bill (AP, 4/4/13)
Senate gives final approval to gun control bill (Baltimore Sun, 4/4/13)
Maryland House passes strict gun-control measure crafted after Newtown massacre (Washington Post, 4/3/13)
Risky decision looms for gun-control proponents in Maryland (Washington Post, 4/2/13)

MARCH 2013

Accidentally released text messages give peek at O’Malley discussions (Baltimore Sun, 3/30/13)
Gun battle finally reaches Maryland House (Washington Examiner, 3/30/13)
Md. lawmakers near agreement on early voting bill (Washington Post, 3/30/13)
Maryland Senate approves gas tax increase; gun-control bill survives House panel’s fight(Washington Post, 3/29/13)
Fighting in Maryland’s Grand Old Party (The Gazette, 3/29/13)
Assault weapons ban survives in Md. gun-control bill (Washington Post, 3/29/13)
Long stalled, Md. gun bill moving ahead (Baltimore Sun, 3/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Bless his heart; Gov. O’Malleys goodwill trip to South Carolina (Washington Times,3/28/13)
Marijuana decriminalization bill hits friction (Baltimore Sun, 3/28/13)
Senate panel OKs gas tax, constitutional amendment (Baltimore Sun, 3/28/13)
COMMENTARY: General Assembly will have lasting impact (Capital Gazette, 3/28/13)
Maryland lawmakers consider public-private partnerships (Washington Examiner, 3/28/13)
Business tax credit, funding bills heading for Maryland legislative homestretch (Capital Gazette,3/28/13)
Md. Senate passes health bill, expanding Medicaid (Baltimore Sun, 3/27/13)
Businesses expect gas tax to pack wallop (Frederick News Post, 3/27/13)
VIDEO: Dems, GOP hammer governor’s tax policies (WBAL-TV, 3/27/13)
GOP lawmaker slams driver’s license proposal (Frederick News Post, 3/27/13)
Referendum changes still awaiting action in House committee (Maryland Reporter, 3/26/13)
Senate leader Miller predicts support for medical marijuana (AP, 3/26/13)
Gun control returns to center stage in Md. House (Washington Post, 3/26/13)
Maryland residents face $2.3 billion in new taxes under Gov. Martin O’Malley (Washington Examiner, 3/26/13)
Maryland Senate Republicans voice objections to a gas tax increase (Washington Post, 3/26/13)
OPINION: Pain-at-the-pump plan coming our way (Capital Gazette, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Maryland Republican Party must heal its rift (Baltimore Sun, 3/26/13)
Medical marijuana bill passes House (Baltimore Sun, 3/25/13)
Md. House approves medical marijuana bill (Washington Post, 3/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Maryland gas tax bill is deja vu (Washington Examiner, 3/25/13)
OPINION: Reform marijuana law (Baltimore Sun, 3/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Legalizing vs. decriminalizing marijuana: It’s all wacky tobaccy (Herald-Mail,3/25/13)
State Senate approves driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants (Baltimore Sun, 3/25/13)
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown: Racially biased death penalty must be abolished (Herald-Mail, 3/25/13)
EDITORIAL: The much-needed demise of Maryland’s death penalty (Washington Post, 3/25/13)
Report claims $60 million in annual state tax breaks to corporations (Maryland Reporter, 3/25/13)
Health-care reform bill clears House (AP, 3/25/13)
Maryland House votes to boost transportation funds with gas tax increase (Washington Post,3/22/13)
Bill to grant illegal immigrants driver’s licenses advances in Maryland Senate (Washington Post,3/22/13)
Maryland transportation bill could add 20 cents to cost of a gallon of gas (Washington Post, 3/21/13)
Counties fire back on gun stance: Threats to withhold dues from Council of Governments (Frederick News Post, 3/21/13)
Young stands by his attack on Frederick anti-growth opponents (The Gazette, 3/21/13)
Brinkley, Afzali break ranks: Senator, delegate side with governor’s budget (Frederick News Post,3/21/13)
Transportation bill with gas tax increase advances in Md. House of Delegates (Washington Post,3/20/13)
Medical marijuana bill headed to House floor (Baltimore Sun, 3/20/13)
Md. could tighten rules on ballots (AP, 3/20/13)
Senate overwhelmingly approves O’Malley budget (Baltimore Sun, 3/20/13)
O’Malley allies seek to boost support for transportation funding bill (Washington Post, 3/20/13)
Bill would make more students eligible for Dream Act (The Gazette, 3/20/13)
Minimum wage bill fails in committee (Baltimore Sun, 3/20/13)
COMMENTARY: A sense of the Senate (Center Maryland, 3/19/13)
Md. Senate passes bill granting local tax breaks to Lockheed Martin (Washington Post, 3/18/13)
Week eleven: Gas Tax review; lawmakers scramble to approve bills before deadline (WBAL, 3/18/13)
Dr. Ben Carson announces his retirement, hints at political future (Baltimore Sun, 3/17/13)
Md. Democrats: We’re passing legislation that people want (Washington Times, 3/17/13)
Maryland marijuana bill would end jail time and reduce the fine for small amounts (Washington Post, 3/17/13)
Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes (Baltimore Sun, 3/16/13)
House votes to repeal death penalty (Baltimore Sun, 3/16/13)
COMMENTARY: In death penalty repeal, reason over revenge at long last (Baltimore Sun,3/16/13)
O’Malley to head to Israel (Washington Examiner, 3/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Maryland should take a lesson from Missouri on gun laws (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Bill could make marijuana possession civil offense in Maryland (The Gazette, 3/15/13)
Md. Assembly votes to repeal death penalty (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
House panel hears O’Malley transportation funding plan (Capital Gazette, 3/15/13)
Is Maryland’s death penalty repeal politics, principle or a little of both? (The Fix, 3/15/13)
O’Malley headed to Israel next month (Baltimore Sun, 3/15/13)
Md. General Assembly may warm toward tax cuts this year (Baltimore Business Journal, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Unmet county priority lists frame the need for transportation funding bill(Center Maryland, 3/15/13)
Former GOP chair Mooney confirms move to W.Va. (Frederick News Post, 3/15/13)
Maryland House passes $37 billion budget (Washington Post, 3/15/13)
Death penalty repeal one step from Gov. O’Malley’s desk (The Gazette, 3/15/13)
My Maryland: Polls and pols (The Gazette, 3/15/13)
Maryland commission to decide how Medicare cuts can be absorbed (The Gazette, 3/15/13)
O’Malley’s transportation plan draws cheers, jeers in advance of hearing (Washington Post,3/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Wash away the stain of capital punishment (Frederick News Post, 3/14/13)
OPINION: Polls and politics – expanding Maryland voter turnout (Baltimore Sun, 3/14/13)
OPINION: ‘Grow up’ and pay the gas tax increase (Baltimore Business Journal, 3/14/13)
O’Malley’s gas tax bill faces bumpy road in Frederick County (The Gazette, 3/14/13)
Blaine Young: Anti-growth whiners ignore the facts on Frederick County development (The Gazette,3/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Can O’Malley stay shiny for 2016? (The Daily Record, 3/14/13)
Democratic committee chair surprised when Republicans oppose pro-business bill (Maryland Reporter, 3/14/13)
Judge throws out motion blocking construction of city casino (Baltimore Sun, 3/14/13)
Senate budgeters cut pension contribution by $100 million (Maryland Reporter, 3/14/13)
Senate passes Maryland bill eliminating statute of limitations for gun crimes (Washington Examiner,3/14/13)
Repeal of Maryland’s death penalty a key win for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s agenda (Washington Examiner, 3/14/13)
As Maryland votes on death penalty repeal, exonerated man becomes a living reminder(Washington Post, 3/14/13)
Voters’ Rights Protection Act passes despite Republican objections on First Amendment grounds(Maryland Reporter, 3/13/13)
Maryland panel considers driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants (Washington Examiner, 3/13/13)
Md. Republicans may not try referendum to save death penalty (Washington Times, 3/13/13)
O’Malley’s budget gets initial OK in Md. House (Baltimore Sun, 3/13/13)
Maryland House advances repeal of death penalty after defeating several exceptions (Washington Post, 3/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Don’t force drivers to subsidize transit (Baltimore Sun, 3/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Md. death penalty turnaround underlines Democrats’ leftward shifts (Washington Post, 3/13/13)
Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move (Baltimore Sun, 3/13/13)
Legislator wants to reduce risky investments in pension fund (Maryland Reporter, 3/13/13)
Is Martin O’Malley gambling his future on death-penalty abolition? (The Atlantic, 3/13/13)
Death row inmates in limbo as Maryland moves to repeal death penalty (Stateline, 3/13/13)
Maryland undocumented immigrants may soon be eligible for driver’s licenses (CNS Maryland, 3/12/13)
O’Malley’s jobs bill is first to cross finish line in Maryland’s 90-day legislative session (Washington Post, 3/12/13)
Maryland bills take shots at Dream Act (Washington Examiner, 3/12/13)
Assembly passes O’Malley’s job training bill (Baltimore Sun, 3/12/13)
Early voting expansion passes Md. Senate (Baltimore Sun, 3/11/13)
Montgomery County Council lauds transportation bill (Washington Examiner, 3/11/13)
Anti-abortion crowd gathers for annual March for Life (Capital Gazette, 3/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Due caution on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Mismanaged Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Death penalty debate has long roots in state history (Capital Gazette, 3/11/13)
Week 10: Gas tax hearing, death penalty vote ahead in House (WBAL, 3/11/13)
Maryland spending proposal could force county tax hikes (Washington Examiner, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: CEOs are talking about Maryland’s competitiveness (Center Maryland, 3/10/13)
Death penalty repeal may not be petitioned onto ballot (Capital Gazette, 3/10/13)
Minimum wage hike would boost economy or destroy jobs, friends and foes say (Maryland Reporter, 3/10/13)
Public-private partnership bill passes after hot debate over relaxed procurement rules (Maryland Reporter, 3/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Martin O’Malley’s wind-power welfare (Washington Examiner, 3/10/13)
Maryland lawmakers propose mandatory paid sick leave (Washington Post, 3/10/13)
Brinkley scrutinizes Franchot’s road trips (Frederick News Post, 3/9/13)
Other states woo Maryland’s gun manufacturers (Baltimore Sun, 3/9/13)
Gun bill supporters seek to sway delegates (Baltimore Sun, 3/9/13)
OPINION: Was endless gun control hearing worthwhile? (Capital Gazette, 3/8/13)
Maryland Senate advances local tax break for Lockheed Martin (Washington Post, 3/8/13)
O’Malley wins three-year battle over subsidy for offshore wind industry (Washington Post, 3/8/13)
Maryland governor suggests he will support medical marijuana bill (Washington Post, 3/8/13)
House committee approves death penalty repeal (Baltimore Sun, 3/8/13)
O’Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill (Baltimore Sun, 3/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Md. Senate bill would shield most spending from cuts in perpetuity (Washington Post,3/7/13)
O’Malley plans trip to South Carolina, an early presidential primary state (Washington Post,3/7/13)
VIDEO: Inside Out with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (Center Maryland, 3/6/13)
Death penalty repeal approved by Maryland Senate (Washington Post, 3/6/13)
COMMENTARY: The Peter (Franchot) Principle (Center Maryland, 3/5/13)
Proposed new referendum requirements will be amended, election law subcommittee chair Cardin says (Maryland Reporter, 3/4/13)
Attempts to amend O’Malley’s death penalty bill fail in Maryland Senate (Washington Post, 3/4/13)
O’Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas (Baltimore Sun, 3/4/13)
Redistricting looms, but Vallario retains old-school grip on Md. House Judiciary Committee(Washington Post, 3/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Cutting the corporate tax rate (Frederick News Post, 3/3/13)
Guns, death penalty, roads lead Maryland assembly agenda in a busy week (Washington Times,3/3/13)
Post poll: O’Malley gets a mixed rating as governor in Md. (Washington Post, 3/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Trying to find Franchot (Frederick News Post, 3/2/13)
Action-packed day in Annapolis as death penalty, gun control are debated (Washington Post,3/1/13)
Hundreds rally outside Md. State House for gun-control measure (Washington Post, 3/1/13)
Death penalty repeal bill clears early hurdle in Maryland Senate debate (Washington Post, 3/1/13)
Pentagon sends letter to O’Malley on budget cuts (AP, 3/1/13)
Miller says governor will submit transportation bill (Baltimore Sun, 3/1/13)
VIDEO: Howard County leader joins O’Malley to stress need for gun control (Baltimore Sun, 3/1/13)
Death penalty repeal survives test in Senate (Baltimore Sun, 3/1/13)
Comptroller supports Republican-backed school resource officer bill (Capital Gazette, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

WaPo poll finds support for stricter gun control laws in Maryland (Washington Post, 2/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Stacking the deck on O’Malley’s gun proposals (Frederick News Post, 2/25/13)
Week 8: Senate to vote on death penalty repeal & guns (WBAL, 2/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Our transportation ‘crisis’ and gas taxes (Capital Gazette, 2/24/13)
O’Malley warns of ‘job-killing’ sequester cuts (Baltimore Sun, 2/24/13)
White House warns of education, defense cuts in Md. (Baltimore Sun, 2/24/13)
Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 2/24/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley, McDonnell partner to protest sequester-related defense cuts (Washington Post,2/24/13)
Driver’s licenses for illegals sparks another debate (Washington Times, 2/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Wind picks up steam (Baltimore Sun, 2/24/13)
Maryland gun bill would restrict ownership by mentally ill (Washington Examiner, 2/23/13)
Maryland’s proposed online ballot system called vulnerable to cyberattack (Washington Post,2/23/13)
Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Maryland gun bill would restrict ownership by mentally ill (Washington Examiner, 2/23/13)
Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate (Washington Post, 2/23/13)
Maryland, Virginia part ways on higher gas taxes (Washington Examiner, 2/23/13)
Miller: Support not there in Senate to pass marijuana legalization bill (Capital Gazette, 2/22/13)
Franchot spars with Md. senators over cost of travel to hand out awards (Washington Post, 2/22/13)
Gun control battle moves to state Senate floor (Baltimore Sun, 2/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Latest business climate ranking for Maryland range from 5th to 41st (Center Maryland, 2/22/13)
Md. Senate panel approves measures on death penalty repeal, tighter gun control (Washington Post,2/21/13)
One Maryland challenged during transportation discussion (Frederick News Post, 2/21/13)
Election proposals heard in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 2/21/13)
Proposal introduced to legalize marijuana in Maryland (The Gazette, 2/21/13)
AUDIO: No movement on transportation funding (WYPR, 2/21/13)
Is Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley running for president or not? (Washington Post, 2/21/13)
Could Virginia move give O’Malley political cover? (Baltimore Sun, 2/20/13)
Democrats’ bill on referendums denounces as voter suppression by GOP delegate (Maryland Reporter, 2/20/13)
Zirkin announces support for death penalty repeal, bolstering prospects for passage (Washington Post, 2/20/13)
Death penalty proponents question fate of inmates on death row (DelMarVa Now, 2/20/13)
Offshore wind bill breezes past GOP amendments (The Gazette, 2/20/13)
Miller touts transportation bill before Budget & Taxation Committee (The Gazette, 2/20/13)
Senate panel hears Miller’s gas tax plan (Capital Gazette, 2/20/13)
Baker and Leggett appear in Annapolis to urge more transportation funding (Washington Post,2/20/13)
Legislation seeks to lower projected returns for pension system investments (Maryland Reporter, 2/20/13)
Md. House advances offshore win (Washington Post, 2/20/13)
O’Malley agrees to tougher gun prohibition aimed at the dangerously mentally ill (Washington Post,2/19/13)
House members not enthralled with Miller transportation plan (The Gazette, 2/15/13)
Corporate tax cut draws support in Maryland House (The Gazette, 2/15/13)
Republicans take some solace in internal poll (The Gazette, 2/15/13)
Maryland gun-control advocates look to other states as examples (The Gazette, 2/15/13)
Comment causes Young to leave meeting (Frederick News Post, 2/14/13)
Maryland governor appeals to lawmakers to end death penalty (Washington Post, 2/14/13)
VIDEO: Archbishop Lori, O’Malley among parade of witnesses urging death penalty repeal(Baltimore Sun, 2/14/13)
Brown hires Delaney’s top political aide (Baltimore Sun, 2/13/13)
Murder victim’s mother continues push for repeal of Maryland’s death penalty (Washington Post,2/13/13)
O’Malley pitches offshore wind (Baltimore Sun, 2/13/13)
Closed-door meetings on gun control criticized in Maryland (Washington Post, 2/13/13)
O’Malley meets with Senate Democrats on Md. transportation package (Washington Post, 2/12/13)
Md. House Republicans to consider leadership change after 90-day session (Washington Post,2/12/13)
Bills seek to slow the revolving door of public officials into lobbying (Maryland Reporter, 2/12/13)
COMMENTARY: On state pensions, ‘Everyone else is doing it’ is no excuse (Baltimore Sun, 2/12/13)
OPINION: In Maryland, little charges mean a lot (Capital Gazette, 2/12/13)
Maryland treasurer Nancy Kopp says state must fully fund pensions (Washington Examiner,2/12/13)
Maryland ocean turbines seen powering offshore energy (Bloomberg, 2/11/13)
Same-sex marriage advocate siding with Republican on tax reform (Capital Gazette, 2/10/13)
Proposed voter ID law again draws hot debate in Annapolis (Maryland Reporter, 2/10/13)
EDITORIAL: An unwise wind plan is back in Maryland (Washington Post, 2/10/13)
Montgomery Republicans striving to turn county purple in 2014 (Maryland Reporter, 2/10/13)
Week Six: O’Malley to testify on wind energy, death penalty bills (WBAL, 2/10/13)
Alex X. Mooney announces resignation as Maryland GOP chairman (Washington Post, 2/9/13)
Families share grief, but differ on the death penalty (Baltimore Sun, 2/9/13)
OPINION: Luckily, O’Malley’s caution may doom gas tax increase (Capital Gazette, 2/8/13)
Miller’s push to let counties add 5-cent gas tax might be slow going (The Gazette, 2/8/13)
State senators mull tax increases (Frederick News Post, 2/8/13)
OPINION: Bad time to consider minimum-wage hike (The Gazette, 2/8/13)
OPINION: O’Malley stopped at red light on transportation (The Gazette, 2/8/13)
Former Obama campaign staffer doing consulting work for O’Malley’s PAC (Washington Post,2/8/13)
Md. campaign finance loophole may be plugged (Baltimore Sun, 2/7/13)
OPINION: What works in Baltimore is unlikely to succeed on the rural Shore (DelMarVa Now, 2/7/13)
Md. House panel weighs early voting access bill (AP, 2/7/13)
O’Malley touts measures for jobs, veterans (Washington Post, 2/7/13)
Hearing on O’Malley’s gun control bill brings out large crowd (Capital Gazette, 2/7/13)
Sheriff blasts proposed gun-control measures (Frederick News Post, 2/7/13)
Legislators take aim at gun legislation (Towson Patch, 2/7/13)
Md. schools taking serious look at putting armed police in schools after massacre (Washington Post,2/7/13)
Bidding opens for a Prince George’s casino (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
O’Malley promotes gun control (DelMarVa Now, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Gun license ‘tramples’ the Constitution? Give us a break (Baltimore Sun, 2/6/13)
Martin O’Malley pushes gun control plan before Senate panel (Washington Examiner, 2/6/13)
Miller: O’Malley’s gun control bill should be split (Capital Gazette, 2/6/13)
Gun (law) battle begins in Annapolis (The Gazette, 2/6/13)
Lawmakers continue debate over transit spending (Maryland Reporter, 2/6/13)
Republicans push to auction off Maryland casino license (Washington Examiner, 2/6/13)
Design work on local transit projects would stop without new tax, state says (Washington Post,2/6/13)
Gun rights advocates make voices heard at Md. Senate hearing (Washington Post, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Rage and resignation at the gun control town hall (Baltimore Sun, 2/6/13)
Md. death-penalty repeal bill spending provision raises questions (Washington Post, 2/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Close referendum loophole (Frederick News Post, 2/4/13)
Astle, Young voice support for repealing Maryland’s death penalty (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
In death penalty debate, Marylanders argue about cost of executions (Maryland Reporter, 2/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Help protect the bay (Carroll County Times, 2/4/13)
Maryland offshore wind plan likely to pass, but will it be built? (Washington Post, 2/4/13)
Brainstorming in search of transportation funding consensus (Center Maryland, 2/3/13)
Pro-gun legislators challenge O’Malley’s gun control proposal (Maryland Reporter, 2/3/13)
VIDEO: Gas tax hike opposed by some Washington County lawmakers (Herald-Mail, 2/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Maryland minimum wage hike a ‘Big win for Virginia’ (Frederick News Post, 2/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Raise Maryland’s standard (Baltimore Sun, 2/3/13)
Maryland property taxes may increase to tackle rising debt (Washington Examiner, 2/2/13)
Donors not lining up for potential 2015 Martin O’Malley run (Washington Examiner, 2/2/13)
Delegates offer alternative to O’Malley’s gun proposals (Star Democrat, 2/2/13)
Rural, urban areas differ on Bay restoration (The Gazette, 2/1/13)
Young’s donors: We don’t want a refund (Frederick News Post, 2/1/13)
Advocates say immigration reform will aid state (The Gazette, 2/1/13)
Is a property tax hike in future? (The Gazette, 2/1/13)
O’Malley’s federal PAC takes small end-of-year haul (Baltimore Sun, 2/1/13)
US Senate Dems will hear from Obama, O’Malley in Annapolis (Washington Post, 2/1/13)
EDITORIAL: Md. lawmakers need to stand firm on reforming gun laws (Washington Post, 2/1/13)
O’Malley gun proposal passes muster, Gansler says (The Gazette, 2/1/13)
Democratic proposal would stiffen petition process (The Gazette, 2/1/13)
Source for transportation revenues proving elusive (The Business Monthly, 2/1/13)
Cutting corporate tax rate proposed (Maryland Reporter, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

COMMENTARY: Maryland must deal with its pension crisis (Capital Gazette, 1/31/13)
Maryland set to take bids for Prince George’s casino operator (Washington Post, 1/31/13)
O’Malley proposes 3% spending hike for University System of Maryland (Baltimore Business Journal,1/31/13)
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown & AG Doug Gansler jockey on gun control // 2014 rivals host dueling events (Maryland Juice, 1/31/13)
EDITORIAL: Blaine Young’s character test (Frederick News Post, 1/31/13)
Ref’s mom: Teen wasn’t aggressor in argument with Young (Frederick News Post, 1/31/13)
Analysis: In O’Malley speech, something new, something refreshing, and something disappointing(Maryland Reporter, 1/31/13)
State of the State: GOP skeptical of O’Malley’s plans for guns, taxes (Capital Gazette, 1/31/13)
Shore GOP lawmakers not impressed (Star Democrat, 1/31/13)
Frederick County prosecutor blasts death penalty repeal (The Gazette, 1/31/13)
Nun famous for work on death row lobbies in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 1/30/13)
O’Malley pitches assault weapons ban and death penalty repeal in State of State speech (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
OPINION: O’Malley takes a bow (Baltimore Sun, 1/30/13)
Fact check: O’Malley says Maryland is No. 1 (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
O’Malley’s address draws high praise, tough jabs from Maryland politicians (Washington Post,1/30/13)
O’Malley ’spinning magical tales’ in State of the State speech (Washington Examiner, 1/30/13)
Full text of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s speech as prepared for delivery (Washington Post, 1/30/13)
Martin O’Malley tells his own story (Politico, 1/30/13)
O’Malley touts gun control, wind in State of the State (The Gazette, 1/30/13)
Dream Act change would be ill-timed (The Gazette, 1/30/13)
O’Malley lays out liberal agenda in State of State address (Baltimore Sun, 1/30/13)
AG Gansler weighs in on gun licensing (Baltimore Sun, 1/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Md. petition reform – a tempest in a teapot (Baltimore Sun, 1/29/13)
Environmentalists push green agenda in Annapolis (Baltimore Sun, 1/29/13)
Md House Republicans seek pension changes (Baltimore Sun, 1/29/13)
O’Malley looks to cement legacy with address to Md. General Assembly (Washington Post, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Numbers racket (Center Maryland, 1/29/13)
Death penalty opponents rally in Annapolis (AP, 1/28/13)
Medical marijuana bill resurfaces (The Gazette, 1/28/13)
Maryland’s gun control paradox (Baltimore Sun, 1/28/13)
Md.Democrats seek to revise petition process, citing new realities of Internet age (Washington Post,1/27/13)
COMMENTARY: In Annapolis, what’s old is new again (Herald-Mail, 1/27/13)
Senators wrestle with death penalty vote (Baltimore Sun, 1/27/13)
In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence (Baltimore Sun, 1/26/13)
O’Malley beefs up his communications team (Washington Post, 1/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Miller gas tax gambit: Flawed, but perhaps necessary (Baltimore Sun, 1/25/13)
Maryland lawmakers propose lowering corporate income tax rate (Baltimore Business Journal,1/25/13)
O’Malley selects former delegate Darren Swain to replace Tiffany Alston in Md. House (Washington Post, 1/25/13)
Maryland faces a liberal’s dilemma on mental health and gun control (Washington Post, 1/25/13)
Everyone wants change in transportation system,but most don’t want to pay for it (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Maryland lawmakers propose raising minimum wage (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Md. voters open to life without possibility of parole, new poll finds (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
‘Guns Across America’ brings out hundreds to protest gun-control in Maryland (Washington Post,1/19/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal (Baltimore Sun, 1/15/13)
Senate leader Miller cool to O’Malley’s gun licensing proposal (Baltimore Sun, 1/15/13)
GOP’s Blaine Young reports meeting fund-raising goal (Baltimore Sun, 1/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Right stuff: Political courage needed for gun control issue (Capital Gazette,1/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Mr. O’Malley prepares a tough package of gun laws (Washington Post, 1/15/13)
Moody’s economist advises Md. to fund education but not raise gas tax in 2013 (Annapolitics, 1/15/13)
EDITORIAL: End Maryland’s death penalty (Baltimore Sun, 1/15/13)
Gansler, eyeing Md. governor’s race, to report $5.2M in the bank (Washington Post, 1/15/13)
Gov. O’Malley to push for tougher gun-control rules (Washington Post, 1/14/13)
OPINION: McDonnell adds to O’Malley’s gas tax problems (Capital Gazette, 1/14/13)
Marylanders strongly support gun control proposals, poll finds (Baltimore Sun, 1/13/13)
OPINION: Maryland needs to end its death penalty impasse (Capital Gazette, 1/13/13)
O’Malley readies new offshore wind bid (Baltimore Sun, 1/12/13)
Gov. O’Malley gets a surprise party a week before his 50th birthday (Washington Post,1/12/13)
Our Bay: Environmental issues in the spotlight in Annapolis (Capital Gazette, 1/12/13)
5 things we know from opening week of the Maryland General Assembly (Washington Post, 1/11/13)
Leopold unveils 2013 legislative agenda (Capital Gazette, 1/11/13)
OPINION: Maryland is cautiously prepared to move forward on offshore wind power generation(DelMarVa Now, 1/11/13)
O’Malley seeks to expand affordable housing program (Baltimore Sun, 1/11/13)
Garagiola firm on keeping death penalty (Baltimore Sun, 1/11/13)
O’Malley plans announcement on affordable housing (WTOP, 1/11/13)
Md. budget adviser: VA transportation plan based on ‘wishful thinking’ (Washington Post, 1/11/13)
State agrees to fund offshore wind farm survey (The Dispatch, 1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Get ready for 2014 in Maryland (The Gazette, 1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Miller remains firmly — and wisely — in charge (The Gazette, 1/11/13)
Maryland wind farm legislation might just breeze through session (Baltimore Business Journal,1/11/13)
Fracking could throw dirt on O’Malley’s aspirations (Baltimore Business Journal, 1/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Transportation funding: Will it be a genuine priority in Annapolis this year?(Center Maryland, 1/11/13)
Maryland ranks No. 1 in education for 5th year in a row; Virginia ranks fourth (Washington Post,1/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Move local transportation funding to the forefront (The Gazette, 1/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Gas tax hits poor hardest (Frederick News Post, 1/9/13)
OPINION: Legislative session begins: Goals can be achieved with respectful behavior (DelMarVa Now, 1/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Another chance to end the death penalty (Washington Post, 1/9/13)
Virginia proposal complicates Maryland’s gas tax debate (Baltimore Sun, 1/9/13)
OPINION: Can Maryland follow VA’s lead on transportation? (Baltimore Sun, 1/9/13)
Gas tax pushed as transportation funding fix (Capital Gazette, 1/9/13)
O’Malley: Road funds may need gas or sales tax hike (Washington Examiner, 1/9/13)
Activists push for fracking moratorium with water test outside Md. State House (Washington Post,1/9/13)
Miller: Death penalty ban will pass Senate (Capital Gazette, 1/9/13)
Weapons, wind top Md. assembly’s agenda (AP, 1/9/13)
O’Malley ‘flattered’ about presidential candidate talk (Baltimore Business Journal, 1/9/13)
Miller: Wind power bill will pass this session (The Gazette, 1/9/13)
Governor predicts assault weapons ban will pass (Baltimore Sun, 1/9/13)
Md. Senate president: Voters might decide whether to repeal death penalty (Washington Post,1/9/13)
Maryland legislative session begins with bold predictions (Washington Post, 1/9/13)
VIDEO: Opening Day at the General Assembly – A Preview (WYPR, 1/8/13)
Gov. O’Malley sees death penalty ban within reach (AP, 1/8/13)
State leaders contemplate changes to referendum process (Baltimore Sun, 1/8/13)
House Republican leader re-elected (Baltimore Sun, 1/8/13)
O’Malley’s push to repeal Maryland death penalty could be within one vote (Washington Post,1/8/13)
O’Malley calls on colleges to use technology to boost graduation rates (Baltimore Sun, 1/8/13)
Lawsuit seeks to upend Md. gambling (Washington Post, 1/8/13)
Plenty of praise for fellow Democrats at annual Md. Democratic luncheon (Washington Post, 1/8/13)
Higher sales tax on table in Maryland, too (Washington Examiner, 1/8/13)
Next 90 days could be crucial for O’Malley (Baltimore Sun, 1/8/13)
Eastern Shore lawmakers discuss big issues in upcoming legislative session (Star Democrat, 1/7/13)
O’Malley proposes $336M to fund public school construction, upgrades (Washington Post, 1/7/13)
Overlea student to O’Malley: Are you going for a federal job? (Patch, 1/7/13)
Fracking commission issues recommendations to protect landowners, state (The Gazette, 1/7/13)
Maryland, Virginia lawmakers to take up road funding, gun control (Washington Examiner, 1/7/13)
Legislation would create fines for violating Open Meetings Act (Annapolitics, 1/7/13)
County delegates say passing increase on gas tax will be difficult (Baltimore Sun, 1/7/13)
OPINION: Harris’ stunning disconnect revealed with vote against aid for Sandy victims (DelMarVa Now, 1/7/13)
Michelle Rhee’s education org gives Maryland policy, reforms a grade of D+ (Baltimore Sun, 1/7/13)
Battle lines being drawn over fracking in Maryland (Cumberland Times-News, 1/7/13)
O’Malley panel urges ‘fracking’ safeguards (Baltimore Sun, 1/7/13)
O’Malley plans $336 million for school construction, AC (Baltimore Sun, 1/7/13)
Speaker Busch uses PowerPoint to make power points (Maryland Reporter, 1/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Danger from cliff still lurks (Carroll County Times, 1/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Help out local governments (Carroll County Times, 1/6/13)
2013 Newsmakers: Anthony Brown (Capital Gazette, 1/6/13)
Washington County delegation prepares for 2013 General Assembly (Herald-Mail, 1/6/13)
Synthetic marijuana, gun control, taxes await lawmakers (Frederick News Post, 1/6/13)
OPINION: There’s plenty in the General Assembly’s in-basket (Capital Gazette, 1/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Septic tank politics taking center stage (Herald-Mail, 1/5/13)
Progressive votes in November pave way for death penalty repeal (Baltimore Sun, 1/5/13)
Death penalty, guns to be hot issues before Maryland lawmakers (Baltimore Sun, 1/5/13)
COMMENTARY: As deficit pressure eases, what will state lawmakers focus on? (Center Maryland, 1/4/13)
Despite brightening budget picture, lawmakers expect spending reins (The Gazette, 1/4/13)
Md. gas tax increase faces many hurdles (Washington Post, 1/4/13)
‘Enough is enough,’ county officials telling the state (Maryland Reporter, 1/4/13)
Clearing fiscal skies give Maryland executives hope in Annapolis (The Gazette, 1/4/13)
Maryland’s high court allows Gov. Martin O’Malley to replace former Del. Tiffany Alston(Washington Post, 1/4/13)
Gun control and transportation among top issues facing Maryland General Assembly (Washington Post, 1/3/13)
EDITORIAL: The transportation financing gridlock (Baltimore Sun, 1/3/13)
More than 40 fundraisers planned in week before Maryland’s legislative session (Washington Post,1/3/13)
Maryland death penalty is only for treason, lawyers argue (Baltimore Sun, 1/3/13)
COMMENTARY: O’Malley’s thuggish side (Baltimore Sun, 1/3/13)
Md. Senate committee swap should help O’Malley’s wind bill, but angers one member (Washington Post, 1/3/13)
Wide range of issues face lawmakers (The Gazette, 1/2/13)
Is gun control battle looming in Annapolis? (SoMdNews, 1/2/13)
Maryland Watch: O’Malley Resume Padding (The Dagger, 1/2/13)
Miller plans to seek 11th term — maybe more (Baltimore Sun, 1/2/13)
MD, VA lawmakers to go different ways on guns (Washington Examiner, 1/2/13)
Miller would assure death penalty vote (Baltimore Sun, 1/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Unrepresentative committee blocks Md. death penalty repeal vote (Baltimore Sun,1/2/13)
Transportation, budget to be top issues when General Assembly reconvenes (The Gazette, 1/2/13)
Same-sex couples ring in New Year in Maryland with marriage vows (Washington Post, 1/1/13)
Is it 2014 yet? A preview of the race for Maryland governor (Baltimore Sun, 1/1/13)
Seven same-sex couples wed at City hall on New Year’s morning (Baltimore Sun, 1/1/13)

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