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Luke Broadwater

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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  • CapitalGazette.com
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Carroll County Times
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Morning Call
  • Orlando Sentinel
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Recent articles by Luke:

Trump’s declaration of Maryland as ‘major disaster’ area could mean millions to help fight coronavirus

When President Donald Trump this week declared Maryland a major disaster area due to the coronavirus pandemic, state officials praised the decision. → Read More

As coronavirus spreads, Maryland officials begin turning Baltimore Convention Center into makeshift hospital

Flanked by Humvees and doctors, state officials and the Maryland National Guard unveiled more details Tuesday of their plans to build an on-the-fly field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces closure of non-essential businesses due to coronavirus pandemic

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he was ordering closed all non-essential businesses in the state, including retail stores that had been allowed to remain open. → Read More

While Trump dithered, Maryland’s Hogan and other governors stepped into leadership role in coronavirus pandemic

While President Donald Trump dithered, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and his counterparts stepped into leadership roles amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Maryland’s legislature passed more than 650 bills in a three-day sprint. Here are some of the most significant.

The Maryland General Assembly passed more than 650 bills in a three-day sprint as lawmakers rushed to abruptly adjourn the state’s 441st legislative session as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the state. → Read More

Maryland lawmakers give final OK to sweeping education bill as early adjournment looms

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday night to a sweeping education reform bill designed to restore the state’s public schools to among the best in the nation. → Read More

Maryland Senate passes sweeping schools reform bill with amendments that would halt plan in bad economy

After hours of debate, Maryland’s Senate late Monday night passed an ambitious, expensive overhaul of the state’s public schools, but only after amending the bill to halt the plan in the event of an economic downturn or if it isn’t achieving academic progress. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan wants to tap millions in emergency funds to prepare for coronavirus

Gov. Hogan wants to tap the million in Maryland's rainy day fund to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak in addition to budget dollars. → Read More

Maryland spending panel votes to pay $8.7 million to three men recently exonerated after each spent 36 years in prison

The Board of Public Works voted unanimously to pay about $2.9 million to Alfred Chestnut, Andrew Stewart Jr. and Ransom Watkins, who were formally cleared last year of the notorious 1983 murder of a Baltimore junior high school student over a Georgetown University basketball jacket. → Read More

‘Any means necessary to win’: How prosecutors say Pugh used ‘Healthy Holly’ scam in 2016 Baltimore mayor’s race

Pugh used the books as promotional materials during her 2016 mayoral run and the proceeds from their sale to pump illegal money into her campaign, prosecutors said. → Read More

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh set to be sentenced for ‘Healthy Holly’ fraud scheme

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh appeared in federal court Thursday to be sentenced for a fraud scheme involving her self-published children’s book series. → Read More

From a leader during the unrest to another disgraced politician: Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to be sentenced Thursday

What started off as a promising mayoralty ended in ignominy last year when the Democrat resigned from office amid a corruption scandal involving her sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s books to entities that did business with state and city governments. → Read More

Bernie Sanders leads Maryland Democratic primary race for president, new Goucher Poll shows

Twenty-four percent of poll respondents say they plan to vote for Sanders in Maryland's April 28 primary. → Read More

Goucher poll: Kirwan school proposals popular, but half of Marylanders think taxes are already ‘too high’

Marylanders overwhelmingly support the programs to improve public schools proposed by the state’s Kirwan Commission, but roughly half of state residents believe they already pay taxes that are “too high,” according to a new Goucher College poll. → Read More

‘Trust was misplaced’: UMMS board member acknowledges some knew of Pugh’s ‘Healthy Holly’ deal

Barry P. Gossett, who serves on both the medical system board and the Board of Regents, said former hospital network CEO Robert A. Chrencik informed board members of the “Healthy Holly” book deals ― but didn’t provide details. → Read More

'A matter of life and death’: Maryland lawmakers tackle Kirwan education funding bill with marathon hearing

Maryland lawmakers have begun their official review of a bill that would revamp the state's public schools with expensive additional programs. → Read More

Maryland lawmakers file ‘groundbreaking,’ expensive bill for sweeping overhaul of state’s public schools

Maryland lawmakers filed a “groundbreaking” but expensive 199-page bill Thursday that would mean a sweeping overhaul of the state’s public schools ― boosting teacher pay, expanding vocational training and funding additional services for children in the poorest communities. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan to discuss crime, education in State of the State speech

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was expected to press lawmakers on his key priorities in his State of the State speech Wednesday, including his ideas for improving public education and fighting violent crime. → Read More

What happens next in the 7th District race? Democratic candidates vow a rematch against Kweisi Mfume.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Jill P. Carter are among Democrats who will challenge special primary winner Kweisi Mfume in the regular Democratic primary April 28. → Read More

'The goal is to save the Preakness’: Lawmakers to move forward with $375M plan to keep race in Baltimore

Maryland lawmakers have introduced legislation to authorize up to $375 million in debt to rebuild the state’s two largest racetracks and keep the storied Preakness horse race in Baltimore. → Read More