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  • Rep. Andy Harris remains a 'no' on GOP health care bill

    Rep. Andy Harris remains a 'no' on GOP health care bill

    Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, said Thursday that last-minute changes to the Republican plan to replace Obamacare are not yet enough to win his support. Harris, who ran his first campaign for Congress on a vow to repeal the Affordable...

  • Senate OKs state budget

    Senate OKs state budget

    The state Senate approved its revision of the state's $43.5 billion budget on Thursday, though some senators expressed concern that the plan doesn't resolve long-term spending imbalances. While the budget must be balanced each year, the state's finances project a structural deficit in future years....

  • Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    The Maryland Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require the state to create a nonpartisan commission for redistricting — but only if five other states agree to do the same. Senators were divided between those who see the bill as a hollow gesture and others who say it's a first step toward...

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  • Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    The chief executive of Charter Communications committed in a meeting with President Trump on Friday to invest $25 billion on broadband infrastructure while joining a trend of business leaders touting previously announced job creation at the White House. In the case of Charter — Southern California’s...

  • Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel's lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in "full compliance" despite a clause in the agreement barring any "elected official of the Government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit." In a Thursday letter...

  • Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the family's gilded name. The hotels...

  • The GOP wants to take money from Medicare's trust fund and give it to the rich

    The GOP wants to take money from Medicare's trust fund and give it to the rich

    The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would draw on Medicare's financially distressed trust fund to put money back in the pockets of some of the country's richest people. Republicans would repeal the Medicare tax, a 0.9 percent surcharge on annual salaries...

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  • Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner admits that his 20-year-old self would not approve of his latest movie, a sympathetic biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson. "He'd be mad at me," says Reiner, 70, who became eligible for the draft in 1965, when President Johnson had the U.S. mired in an unpopular war in Southeast Asia. "When...

  • Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and next-door neighbor Piaza at McHenry Row are closing their doors to make way for Iron Rooster. The Annapolis-based restaurant, which serves breakfast all day, is opening its fourth location at the mixed-use Locust Point complex. It's expected to open this...

  • Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    A live show that blends comedy, singing and cooking is filming at Germano’s Piattini on Friday and Saturday night this weekend. The Cabaret at Germano’s will host the “Wiseguy Musical Comedy Live Show,” an interactive dinner show that centers on Vincent Fiore, known as the Wiseguy Chef. During...

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  • Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    The racial economic divide in Baltimore isn't pretty. Average white household income in Baltimore is nearly two times that of black households. The unemployment rate for workers of color is three times the rate for white workers. And just 13 percent of black adults in Baltimore finish a bachelor's...

  • The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to...

  • Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    A recent edition of The Sun reported on several issues before the Maryland General Assembly. One related to medical malpractice. Another concerned the resale of entertainment and sports tickets. The lead editorial discussed the governor's proposed ethics legislation, and an op-ed opposed legislation...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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