Del. Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County) speaks with reporters on May 1, minutes after a House Democratic Caucus meeting in Annapolis, in which she was selected as the new speaker of the House of Delegates. (Photo by: William J. Ford | The Washington Informer)

Jones Chosen as New Md. House Speaker

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Maryland Del. Adrienne Jones of Baltimore County was unanimously chosen Wednesday as the state’s new House speaker during a special session among her colleagues. Jones, who served as speaker pro tem to organize House sessions when the late House Speaker Michael Busch wasn’t in attendance, becomes the state’s first woman and African American to hold the position. […read more]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a March 18 press conference in Annapolis on the state's fiscal 2020 budget. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

Hogan Blasts Legislature as Assembly Nears End

WASHINGTON INFORMER — With less than a month before the Maryland General Assembly’s 90-day session ends, Gov. Larry Hogan didn’t mince words Monday at a press conference. He pleaded with the majority Democratic legislature to approve legislative that hold school systems accountable, cut taxes and eliminate mandate spending that would cause an average $7,000 tax hike for homeowners. […read more]