Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t test Trump in GOP primary

2020 Campaign 06/01/19, 20:16

Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, says in a Washington Post interview that "I'm not going to be a candidate for president in ...

Maryland gov signs 1st-in-nation measure to help uninsured

Health 05/13/19, 13:26

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a first-in-the-nation measure Monday to make it easier for people without health insurance to find out if they qualify for low-cost insurance after they file their taxes.The new law will create a box for people to check on state income tax returns. If a taxpayer ...

Baltimore mayor urged to resign after federal raids

U.S. 04/25/19, 21:56

Supporters of Baltimore's embattled mayor have grown largely quiet as a chorus of resignation calls has swelled following raids of her government offices and city homes by teams of federal investigators carting out boxes of evidence. The strongest voice calling for Mayor Catherine Pugh's immediate resignation is Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, ...

Book deal revelations spur call for Baltimore mayor to quit

U.S. 04/01/19, 15:36

Maryland's governor on Monday called on the state prosecutor to investigate allegations of self-dealing by Baltimore's mayor and a fiscal watchdog urged her to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the city's No. 1 official amid the latest revelations about highly lucrative arrangements to sell her hard-to-find children's book series. In a ...

Maryland becomes sixth state to approve $15 minimum wage

Sports 03/28/19, 14:00

Maryland became the sixth state in the nation on Thursday to approve a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.The Maryland General Assembly, which has a supermajority of Democrats, overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to raise the state's minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 an ...

Hogan: Trump challenge now ‘doesn’t make any sense at all’

U.S. 03/21/19, 18:43

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is in Maryland for a book ...

Ex-Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes dies at 92; served 2 terms

U.S. 03/13/19, 15:54

Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.His daughter, Elizabeth Hughes, said Hughes' had been in hospice."I was holding his hand," she said. "He was a wonderful dad. He was a kind generous man, and he ...

Potential challenger to Trump will head to NH next month

Politics 03/12/19, 11:34

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. The Republican Hogan, who remains popular in liberal leaning Maryland and won re-election last fall, will speak at "Politics & Eggs" on April 23. The program from the New England Council ...

Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

Politics 02/21/19, 19:46

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best hope of a small group of so-called ...

Muslim group sues to block ‘No Boycott of Israel’ measure

Politics 01/09/19, 18:27

Maryland's ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel tramples on the First Amendment rights of a software engineer who advocates for Palestinians, a Muslim civil rights group claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations' federal lawsuit seeks to block the state from enforcing an executive order ...

Maryland board votes against natural gas pipeline project

U.S. 01/02/19, 13:44

A board of high-ranking Maryland officials on Wednesday rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 against an easement for TransCanada's pipeline. It would run under the Potomac River near ...

Official: 3 people killed in Maryland shooting

U.S. 09/20/18, 10:37

Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting in northeast Maryland, according to a law enforcement official. The law enforcement official had knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. The official stressed that the number ...

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