Carozza, Accompanied by Hogan, Makes Mathias Challenge Official

By B.J. Darden Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R) officially announced she would run for state Senate on Sunday, challenging incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias (D), the former mayor of Ocean City. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) introduced Carozza and offered his full-throated endorsement during her announcement, which took place at her alma mater, Ocean City Elementary School. Hogan said he got to know

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Green Notes: 3 Major Conservation Organizations Merge

By Josh Kurtz Three major Eastern Shore conservation organizations officially merged last week. Chester River Association, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, and Sassafras River Association have formed ShoreRivers, a nonprofit dedicated to healthy waterways across the upper and middle shore through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. ShoreRivers will keep the local focus of its legacy organizations by maintaining their existing volunteer networks

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You Heard It Here First

A Few Maryland Matters Scoops Rockeymoore Cummings Considers Bid for Governor https://marylandmatters.org/2017/07/17/sources-cummings-wife-eyes-bid-for-governor/   Hogan Campaign Manager: Now You See Him… https://marylandmatters.org/2017/06/13/scoop-gov-hogan-hires-campaign-manager-and-general-consultant/   …Now You Don’t https://marylandmatters.org/2017/09/01/hogan-sacks-campaign-manager/   Baltimore Tech Entrepreneur Ross Ponders Gubernatorial Run https://marylandmatters.org/2017/03/06/scoop-baltimore-tech-entrepreneur-ponders-run-for-governor-in-2018/   Lawyer Burns to Run for Anne Arundel County Council https://marylandmatters.org/2017/03/14/scoop-lawyer-kim-burns-plans-bid-for-anne-arundel-county-council-seat/

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Health Care Advocacy Group Shifts Focus to Name-Brand Drugs

By Samuel Manas Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it. Polling conducted by OpinionWorks, an Annapolis-based firm, through

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