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  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]

    Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]
    Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
  • Stormwater fee flap smoothed over

    Stormwater fee flap smoothed over
    A dispute brewing in Annapolis over a late bid to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law - one that reportedly threatened approval of the state's budget - was resolved Thursday, with lawmakers agreeing to limit a proposed exemption from the controversial...
  • Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills

    Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
  • Some question Avery's simultaneous runs for CA and Council

    Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican. Then, earlier...
  • Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]

    Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]
    In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
  • Senate panel advances new medical marijuana plan

    Senate panel advances new medical marijuana plan
    Nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries could be opened across Maryland under a bill approved by a key Senate committee Tuesday. The measure approved 10-1 by the Judicial Proceedings Committee would create a medical marijuana program significantly...
  • Senate approves cut in estate taxes

    Senate approves cut in estate taxes
    Wealthy Marylanders would get a posthumous tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly in the hope of keeping millionaires from fleeing to other states. The state Senate gave final approval to a measure long sought by...
  • O'Malley and Cummings hold minimum wage rally in Catonsville

    O'Malley and Cummings hold minimum wage rally in Catonsville
    A group of more than 50 joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings to rally in support of raising Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour at Atwater's Naturally Leavened Bread Bakery and Cafe in Catonsville on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m....
  • Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother

    Shirley W. Johnson, MADD founding mother
    Shirley W. Johnson, whose personal tragedy of losing her son to a drunken driver resulted in her becoming a major voice in the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, died March 9 of complications from a stroke at Glen Meadows retirement...
  • Repealing Md.'s gun laws is bad policy and bad politics [Letter]

    Repealing Md.'s gun laws is bad policy and bad politics [Letter]
    It is unfortunate that Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig recently called for the repeal of the life-saving Firearms Safety Act of 2013 ("Craig vows to reverse gun laws, seek sales tax break for Md. goods," March 12). The key provision of...