Guest commentary: A Tale of Two Hogans, and Two Presidents

By Richard J. Cross III Harry Truman famously said, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” I have been thinking a lot about this quote as I contemplate former Congressman, Prince George’s County Executive, and proud gubernatorial father Larry Hogan Sr., who passed away at 88 last week. … More Guest commentary: A Tale of Two Hogans, and Two Presidents

Recruiting score for GOP: Anne Arundel councilman to challenge Sen. DeGrange

By Josh Kurtz Anne Arundel County Council Chairman John Grasso (R) tells Maryland Matters that he plans to challenge state Sen. Ed DeGrange (D), a top Republican target, in 2018. Grasso, an unvarnished politician and energetic campaigner, may not formally announce his candidacy for several months. But the real estate developer and landlord, who largely … More Recruiting score for GOP: Anne Arundel councilman to challenge Sen. DeGrange

Spring Break

A note to our readers from Maryland Matters co-founder Josh Kurtz: Like many of you, Maryland Matters is taking a break for a few days. I’d like to personally thank everyone for reading since we launched on March 1. I’ve been grateful for every piece of feedback we’ve received from our readers — even the criticism. … More Spring Break

Scoop: Franchot bellying up to the bar

By Josh Kurtz State Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) will announce Tuesday that he is creating a commission to take “a comprehensive, top-to-bottom look at Maryland’s beer industry,” according to a source familiar with the comptroller’s plans. Franchot will disclose details of his plans during an appearance Tuesday afternoon at Attaboy Brewing, a brew pub in … More Scoop: Franchot bellying up to the bar

Guest commentary: Hogan should veto legislation that would decrease generic drug competition

By Chester “Chip” Davis Generic drugs have been and continue to be an amazing success story in our health care system. According to the annual Generic Drug Saving and Access Report compiled by QuintilesIMS, in 2015 generic drugs delivered $227 billion in savings to the U.S. health care system, and $1.6 trillion in savings over … More Guest commentary: Hogan should veto legislation that would decrease generic drug competition