As Marylanders prepare to head to the polls, WTOP headed to Frederick County, Maryland, to find out what’s at stake for residents and local party leaders with under a month left until the 2018 elections.
More than 65,000 cars and light trucks were shipped through Baltimore’s bustling port in August.
While Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous crisscross Maryland and trade barbs ahead of the upcoming election, the residents of Baltimore City go about their lives with a steady drumbeat of grim news reports in the background. As part of the series, “Voter Voices,” WTOP talked to voters at Baltimore’s famed Lexington Market about what they want to hear the candidates discuss on the campaign trail.
Jealous arrived at the Maryland Municipal League forum in a school bus Friday with supporters. With the state’s largest teachers union behind him, Jealous went on to criticize the state of dilapidated schools in Baltimore, where a cold snap earlier this year exposed buildings with failing heat.
Gov. Larry Hogan says progress in fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay could be at risk, if Maryland doesn’t pursue a comprehensive regional approach to reducing pollution in the Susquehanna River, which flows through the dam.
Montgomery County’s board of education said it would soon choose between a pair of school calendar options for the 2019-2020 school year: to either return students to a longer spring break or implement a shorter break, similar to the current calendar.
In the second chapter of WTOP’s Voter Voices series, Howard County voters speak about their concerns, priorities and what’s on their mind as the governor’s race fast approaches.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is throwing his name behind longtime friend and Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, Ben Jealous.
Maryland’s Democratic candidate for governor is urging Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but Hogan says he’s working hard as governor and has no role in the confirmation process.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled the “Safe Schools Maryland” tip line Wednesday, where students across the state can report possible threats anonymously. There’s also a smartphone app.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that Laurie Culkin will be an advocate on behalf of human trafficking victims. Culkin enters the post from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service in Baltimore.
Ben Jealous, who served as president of the NAACP, was one of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislature endorsed by the former U.S. president.
In the series, “Voter Voices,” WTOP asked registered voters across Maryland what issues concerned them, and who would be getting their vote in the upcoming election for governor. From the crowds checking out the parade of horses at the Frederick County Fairgrounds to the shoppers looking for the freshest fish at Lexington Market in Baltimore City, Maryland residents were asked about what matters to them as they get set to vote in the general election on Nov. 6. First stop: Montgomery County.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that state employees will get 60 paid parental leave days after their child’s birth or the adoption of a child under 6 years old. The additional paid leave time is to be granted after the employee has used up their annual and personal leave time.
In their first and only debate before the Nov. 6 election, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, squared off Monday in a contentious showdown.