Baltimore Sun endorsements in 2010 election
3:26 PM EDT, October 27, 2010
This is not a time to elect the faint of heart in Baltimore County. As in other jurisdictions in Maryland and elsewhere, the county is facing serious economic issues that, despite signs of recovery, could be exacerbated by cutbacks and other policy decisions that could soon be made at the state and national levels.
3:26 PM EDT, October 27, 2010
Within Maryland, Anne Arundel County has turned into ground zero for politics this election year. Millions of dollars have been spent trying to persuade voters to either approve or reject a zoning change that would allow slot machines at Arundel Mills mall.
7:34 PM EDT, October 26, 2010
Maryland faces tough challenges in job creation, the budget and taxes, education, the environment and transportation in the next four years. In making endorsements for the House of Delegates and state Senate this year, The Sun sought pragmatic candidates with a record of putting progress over partisanship. Although many candidates fit that description, we've chosen to highlight five Democrats and five Republicans in competitive races whose accomplishments and ideas set them apart.
3:06 PM EDT, October 25, 2010
For all the charges and counter-charges, the litigation and millions of dollars spent on advertising both pro and con, the issue of slots at Arundel Mills mall comes down to a mere zoning decision. Next Tuesday, Anne Arundel County residents will decide whether to approve Question A and allow slot machines to be located in certain industrial or commercial zones.
1:36 PM EDT, September 10, 2010
In the Democratic primary race for Baltimore City State's Attorney this year, long-time prosecutor Patricia C. Jessamy is facing her first serious challenge in eight years from Gregg Bernstein, a former federal prosecutor in the Baltimore U.S. Attorney's office and, more recently, a defense lawyer specializing in white-collar crime and financial fraud. He has mounted a credible critique of Ms. Jessamy's tenure and has offered concrete ideas for making the office better at its primary task, putting criminals behind bars. He earns our support in Tuesday's primary.
5:01 PM EDT, September 9, 2010
The job of leading Baltimore County government is not unlike running a major corporation. The sprawling county employs 25,000 and has an annual budget of $2.5 billion that would rank it in among the 800 biggest companies in the U.S., as well as a tradition of tight-fistedness that would make most CEOs proud.
5:35 PM EDT, September 8, 2010
It's rare for an election to so clearly capture the changing nature of a community the way the race for Baltimore's 46th state Senate district does. The traditional blue collar communities around Baltimore's waterfront have, for years, been transforming into an enclave of young professionals, and each constituency has a representative in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
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