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  • Voter suppression laws are good if they keep the wrong people from casting ballots [Letter]

    Voter suppression laws are good if they keep the wrong people from casting ballots [Letter]
    I see from The Sun's letters column that the cheering section has now come out to laud the appointment of Rep. Elijah Cummings to the House Select Committee on Benghazi ("Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel," May 21)....
  • Maryland primary moved to meet federal law [Letter]

    Maryland primary moved to meet federal law [Letter]
    In response to former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's letter ("Leopold: June primary a self-serving move by Democrats," May 2), I am sure Mr. Leopold remembers from his days as a legislator that one of the most important responsibilities of a...
  • One-quarter of a job done [Editorial]

    One-quarter of a job done  [Editorial]
    There are any number of reasons to miss a committee vote here or there in Annapolis that are legitimate and reasonable. A legislator might be under the weather, an emergency might arise or there might be a death in the family. Perfect attendance does...
  • Harford council approves two potential charter changes

    Harford council approves two potential charter changes
    The Harford County Council has approved a proposed charter amendment to remove job protections for deputy county department heads, even though several department heads and residents decried the change as overtly political and potentially destabilizing....
  • Howard BOE accuses member Vaillancourt of confidentiality breach

    Howard BOE accuses member Vaillancourt of confidentiality breach
    Howard County Board of Education member Cindy Vaillancourt has been put on notice by her colleagues. The Board of Education voted 6-2 Thursday to approve a resolution that accuses Vaillancourt of twice breaching the confidentiality of closed sessions...
  • State university system revising sexual assault policy

    State university system revising sexual assault policy
    Amid a series of changes to federal laws regarding how universities handle sexual assaults and sexual misconduct, the University System of Maryland is in the process of updating its two-decade-old policies on the matter. The Board of Regents of the...
  • 'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms

    'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms
    With a weekend deadline looming, a conservative group – shadowed by an equal rights organization – is making a final push in an uphill effort to collect enough signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to...
  • Bid to overturn Maryland transgender rights bill fails

    Bid to overturn Maryland transgender rights bill fails
    A conservative group trying to force a referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to take effect this fall did not get the required signatures needed to bring the issue to a vote. The group, MDPetitions.com, was attempting to get 18,500 signatures...
  • Bailey: 'I take full responsibility' for election law violation [Letter]

    Bailey: 'I take full responsibility' for election law violation [Letter]
    You may have seen the news earlier this week: My campaign for the House of Delegates made an error involving an authority line for which I take full responsibility ("District 12 candidate Bailey charged with criminal election law violation," June 2)....
  • Former assistant AGs: Frosh has the judgment, experience to be attorney general [Letter]

    Former assistant AGs: Frosh has the judgment, experience to be attorney general [Letter]
    Each of us has had the privilege of serving as second in command of the Maryland Attorney General's Office. We've seen first hand how important the office is to citizens and businesses in Maryland, and we know that state Sen. Brian Frosh has the judgment,...
  • Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 8th District Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are...
  • Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again

    Plastic bag fee for city shoppers proposed -- again
    A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores — and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law....