About 450 Marylanders -- including Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) -- turned out Thursday night to pay tribute to departing state party chairwoman Audrey E. Scott, according to event organizers.
Two previously announced contenders for chairman of the Maryland Republican Party -- Eric Wargotz and Andrew Langer -- have dropped out of the crowded field with a week to go before the party makes its choice.
Montgomery County is facing a two-year budget shortfall of $350 million, an unexpectedly wide gap just six months after its last tumultuous round of reductions.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is widely expected to be chosen by his colleagues Wednesday as the next chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, a position that should boost his national profile.
Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D), rarely been seen in public since his Nov. 12 arrest on witness-tampering and destruction of evidence charges, dedicated a new 911 call center Tuesday. His office put out a news release praising Johnson's efforts to get the center built, and included some remarks that Johnson was said to have delivered at the event.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike MIller Jr. (D-Calvert) on Tuesday used an orientation session for newly elected lawmakers to put in a plug for raising Maryland's gas tax.
Incoming Prince George's County Council member Karen Toles (D) has broken her silence over the arrests of County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) and his wife, Leslie Johnson (D), newly elected to the council, and apparently is willing to allow Leslie Johnson to be sworn in Monday, along with incoming County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and eight other council members.
Prince George's County Council member Marilynn M. Bland is accused of having assaulted a council employee earlier this month.