Despite Governor Hogan’s wide popularity, which we have written about more than enough times, his legislative achievements have been somewhat limited thus far, despite a nearly full term in office. This is in large part due to the fact that the tightly-controlled Maryland Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in both houses of the legislature, making it child’s play for the Democratic leadership to override any Hogan vetoes and effectively do whatever they want. Similarly, it is nearly impossible for any conservatively originated legislation to pass through the legislature and make its way to the governor’s desk. As a result, Governor … Continue reading Hogan vs Waugh: Intra-party spitball contest
By John O. Sullivan “The press is geared up for its favorite blood sport – Democrats attacking each other – and I know that’s what some people are gonna tell you to do, but we cannot allow that to happen.” … Continue reading Larry Hogan and the 9 Dwarfs
Learn about Mr. Trash Wheel, a Baltimore fixture with a cult-like following and a big dream: saving the world Continue reading Local Hero: The Mr. Trash Wheel Story
A mere 8 months from reelection, it appears that Governor Larry Hogan has it in the bag. But does he? Continue reading Governor Hogan: Set for Reelection?
In just under 16 months, Marylanders will be going to the polls to elect a governor. Sitting Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican who grew up in Maryland’s DC suburbs, will face off against a to-be-named Democrat. But who are all these Democratic candidates? And who has the best chance of winning this political fight? Continue reading Who can beat Larry Hogan?
Tomorrow, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to hold a bill signing and press conference. One of the most controversial bills which Governor Hogan has neither signed nor vetoed is H.B. 1, the Healthy Working Families Act. Continue reading Dear Gov. Hogan, It’s Time to Veto Dem Sick Bill
John O. Sullivan “Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?” -Bill Veeck, MLB Franchise Owner It seems every fall and spring is punctuated with the same cycle for sports … Continue reading Why do cities pay for stadiums?
John O. Sullivan The General Assembly may continue its session so long as in its judgment the public interest may require, for a period not longer than ninety days in each year. The ninety days shall be consecutive unless … Continue reading Marylands Crazy Part Time Legislature
Those of our readers who are from Maryland know that Baltimore City School funding has been in the news a lot lately. So many different numbers fly around, and usually without context, so it can be hard to tell what any of it means. Join us as we dig deep into Baltimore City Public Schools funding. Continue reading Baltimore City School Funding: Following the Money
“For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.” – H. L. Mencken By Winston Smith The sight of them causes hearts to speed up, feet to slam, and tires to screech. They cause … Continue reading Speed Cameras, Metal Satans?