Maryland Congressional Delegation Reacts to Colleague’s Shooting

The following are statements and tweets from Maryland’s senators and House members after the shooting Wednesday morning of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), a House staffer, and two Capitol police officers at a park in Alexandria, Va. The shootings took place as Republican members of Congress were practicing for Thursday night’s scheduled baseball game with congressional Democrats. Rep. Andy

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Scoop: Gov. Hogan Hires Campaign Manager and General Consultant

By Josh Kurtz Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has hired a campaign manager and a general consultant for his 2018 re-election bid, Maryland Matters has learned. The campaign manager, Ryan Reynolds, comes directly from Hogan’s long-time polling firm, Washington, D.C-based WPA Intelligence. He started full-time work for the Hogan campaign last week. The general consultant, Jim Barnett, specializes in aiding Republicans

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Trump Lawsuit: Made Possible by the Maryland General Assembly

By Bruce DePuyt Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) and his Washington, D.C., counterpart Karl Racine (D) made international news with their lawsuit against President Trump on Monday. And the suit likely would not have happened without the Maryland legislature. Frosh and Racine, backed by the nonpartisan group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, allege in their suit that Trump is

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Freshman Delegates Move Closer to Taking on Veteran State Senators

By Josh Kurtz As many as five freshman members of the House of Delegates could challenge incumbent state senators in 2018 – and several should be going public with their plans soon. Last week, with Gov. Larry Hogan (R) by his side, Del. Christian Miele (R) announced that he would challenge four-term Baltimore County Sen. Kathy Klausmeier (D) next year

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Guest Commentary: Resisting the Assault on Medicaid in Maryland

By Leni Preston and Jeananne Sciabarra Like many Marylanders, we are angry and dismayed that “leaders” in Washington, D.C., are intentionally undermining our health care system for political gain. In the Trump administration’s proposed budget and the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA), we see a health care catastrophe in the making, with the most vulnerable people in the nation

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