Kamenetz Launches Bid for Democratic Nomination for Governor

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz launched his bid today for the Democratic nomination for Governor. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Kamenetz, 59, said his experience running Maryland’s third-largest jurisdiction will translate to success running the state. “As county executive, I’ve gotten real results,” Kamenetz told The Baltimore Sun. “I’ve created jobs. I’ve improved schools. I’ve…

2018 Election News Updates

As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Delegate Mary Washington has announced that she plans to challenge sitting Senator Joan Carter Conway for the 43rd District Senate seat. Delegate Washington is the second delegate to announce a challenge to unseat an incumbent senator. Delegate Antonio Hayes announced earlier that he will challenge Senator Barbara Robinson for…

Board of Public Works Approves $63 Million in Budget Cuts

The Board of Public Works met earlier today to approve almost $63 million in budget reductions for the current fiscal year. The original plan proposed by the Administration called for $86.3 million in budget actions, of which $67.2 million were budget reductions. The modified approved plan calls for $79.9 million in budget actions. Most of…

Administration Proposes $67.2 Million in State Budget Cuts

The Administration plans to seek $86.3 million dollars in budget actions, to include $67.2 million in budget reductions, at the upcoming September 6 Board of Public Works meeting. In comments to the press earlier today, Maryland Department of Budget and Management Secretary David Brinkley said “there is no sign that Maryland will have less money…

Delegate Beidle Files for District 32 Senate Seat

Delegate Pam Beidle has filed to run for the District 32 Senate seat to be vacated by Senator DeGrange, who announced he will retire at the end of this term. Delegate Beidle was elected to the House of Delegates in 2006. She has served on the Environment and Transportation Committee (formerly known as the Environmental…

Senator Ed DeGrange Announces Retirement

State Senator Ed DeGrange has announced that he will retire at the end of his term in 2018.  Senator DeGrange was first elected to the Maryland Senate in 1998. He served on the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee during most of his Senate career as Chair of the Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee and the…