Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of the Daily Record, discuss the efforts of Montgomery County Senator Richard Madaleno to hold pension fund payments hostage for education money.




Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR news team, discuss the reactions of Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot to a Supreme Court decision that could lead to tax refunds for 55,000 Marylanders.


Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of the Daily Record, discuss Governor Larry Hogan's move to cut some fees and what that means for the state budget.


Fraser Smith and WYPR's John Lee talk about efforts to increase the size of the Baltimore County Council.


Fraser Smith and Kenneth Burns, of the WYPR news team, talk about the Baltimore police union's dissatisfaction with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake.


Fraser Smith and Andrew Green, of the Baltimore Sun. talk about the crowded Democratic primary for Baltimore's mayor, just hours before incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces she will not seek re-election.

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday she will not seek re-election in 2016; leveling the playing field for mayoral candidates.  Political observers said her decision will limit some of the clout she has while she’s still in office.

Fraser Smith talks to The Baltimore Sun's Yvonne Wenger about the Baltimore mayoral race.  So far, a number of candidates have announced their bids - former Mayor Sheila Dixon, Councilman Carl Stokes, state Sen. Catherine Pugh, as well as others  and there's chatter for more.  Will all these candidates benefit current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake by cancelling each other out? Or will they challenge her record and create a pathway for a new mayor? 


Joel McCord and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR news team, discuss Baltimore's loss of statewide power since the glory days when Marvin Mandel was Governor and William Donald Schaefer was mayor.


Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of The Daily Record, discuss the legacy of former governor Marvin Mandel, who died Sunday.