Politics & Business

Poll: Hogan holds 22-point lead over Jealous less than two months out from election


The latest polling update in Maryland’s gubernatorial race suggests it’s not even close, with 54 percent of likely voters planning on picking incumbent GOP Gov. Larry Hogan, compared to 32 percent who are backing former NAACP president and venture capitalist Ben Jealous.

What will the Impact of Maryland’s New Red Flag Law Be?



Sponsored Content: Maryland will have a new red flag law pertaining to firearms in October, and it has many wondering what the impact of the law will be. The law states that family members and law enforcement officials can petition a court to remove a person’s firearms if they are considered to be a danger to themselves or others. It comes after a shooting in a Maryland newsroom killed five people in June and will be similar to red flag laws in Florida, Delaware, New Jersey, and several other states.

Poll: Most Marylanders back legal weed, $15 minimum wage, Medicare for all, but also approve of Hogan


Most Marylanders are all for the policies championed by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous, but also say taxes are too high and approve of Larry Hogan’s job so far as governor, according to the latest Goucher Poll.

Bill would set new max speed limits—including 25 mph on ‘arterial roads’—for Baltimore’s streets and alleys

Photo by Ethan McLeod

Legislation being introduced before the Baltimore City Council tonight would require the Department of Transportation to set new “general maximum” speed limits for city roads, capping legal speed limits at 25 mph for arterial roads, 20 mph for local roads and 15 mph for alleyways.

Hogan spends big on campaign ads; Jealous holds off


By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — As expensive ads in favor of Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan went out on Maryland television channels this week, his Democratic challenger, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, has yet to respond with his own TV spots.

After president criticizes Ben Jealous’ free college plan, he invites Trump to come campaign for Hogan

Ben Jealous (left) and President Donald Trump. Photos via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons and C-SPAN.

Donald Trump has gotten wind of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous’ plan to offer free community college to all Maryland students, DREAMers included. Jealous has seized on that in his fight for Gov. Larry Hogan’s seat as governor.

Hogan and Jealous agree to one single televised debate on Sept. 24


It’s been a predictably heated race between incumbent GOP Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous this summer, as chronicled in the press. But even as their campaigns have thrown barbs at one another over one-off statements and disagreements on ideology, the men have not appeared side-by-side to lob their criticisms and judgments for our viewing pleasure.

Heat-induced school closures in Baltimore make for testy rhetoric at Board of Public Works

From left: Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Still via video from BPW.

The governor skewering the superintendent of Baltimore City Public Schools over heat-induced school closures and dismissals; Maryland’s comptroller pointing fingers at General Assembly leaders over blocking him and others out on school spending decisions; the state’s treasurer accusing both of those guys of milking the spotlight during campaign season. All of this, ignited by Baltimore-area schools’ struggles with summertime heat, kicked off what may have otherwise been a routine afternoon of spending decisions for Gov. Larry Hogan’s Board of Public Works Wednesday.

On first day of school, Hogan issues executive order to create Office of Education Accountability

Gov. Larry Hogan, flanked by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, left, and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, announces an executive order creating the Office of Education Accountability. Image via Facebook Live.

As students across the state returned to the classroom–and some in Baltimore City and Baltimore County had early closings or full days off due to a lack of air conditioning–Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Tuesday creating an Office of Education Accountability to serve as “an independent watchdog unit” of the state’s school systems.

State awards $23 million in financing to develop low-income housing in Baltimore’s suburbs and downtown

Maryland awarded tax credits to this planned low-income development in Fallston. According to The Aegis, one opponent of the development said, “Are we trying to diversify Fallston? I just don’t see the market for this here.'” Image via Harford County.

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced financing to help developers build hundreds of low-income apartments in Baltimore suburbs that have traditionally resisted housing the poor.