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  • House approves expansion of pre-K

    House approves expansion of pre-K
    The House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program to include 1,600 more children, handing a victory to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure, which passed on a mostly party-line 102-34 vote, would make...
  • Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time

    Colts departure from Baltimore really hurt, once upon a time
    You have to be of a certain age now, your mid-30s at least, to even remember the midnight trauma of March 28-29, 1984. But to fully appreciate the hard, numbing slap of that snowy night — how much it hurt, once upon a time — your memories of...
  • House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland

    House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland
    A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33. Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
  • City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit

    City officials encounter bumps as they trim long-term deficit
    The Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to slash Baltimore's long-term deficit has run into a bump — more than $100 million in new police, education and other expenses now expected over the next decade. The school system is billing the city...
  • House passes bill aimed at keeping city homeowners

    House passes bill aimed at keeping city homeowners
    The House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill Monday aimed at helping Baltimore retain more homeowners. The measure, which goes now to the Senate, would let city homeowners transfer a portion of their Homestead tax credit from their old dwelling to...
  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • Outdoor smoking ban in Baltimore County doesn't go far enough [Letter]

    It's my understanding that the Baltimore County Council, including Catonsville's own Tom Quirk, passed legislation making it a crime — punishable by a fine of up to $50 — to smoke a cigarette at outdoor playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks,...
  • Craig's gift to the 1 percent [Letter]

    Craig's gift to the 1 percent [Letter]
    County Executive David Craig is making it way too easy not to vote for him ("Craig vows to reverse gun laws, seek sales tax break for Md. goods," March 12). Is he running for governor of Disney World? State government has a lot of bills to pay for...
  • Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency

    Regional bus services shaken up as Howard launches new transit agency
    Convinced it can spend less money yet provide better bus service, Howard County plans to cut out the organization that provides transportation to thousands of Central Marylanders each day and replace it with a new transit agency. Howard County...
  • Arundel councilman floats plan to create fund for new high school

    Arundel councilman floats plan to create fund for new high school
    Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit this week proposed a way to drum up money to build a new high school in the county — a school that has been supported by parents in the Crofton area. Benoit wants to tap an obscure provision in the...
  • Columbia bike, pedestrian path on target for next spring

    Columbia bike, pedestrian path on target for next spring
    Construction on the final phases of a $5 million multi-use bike and pedestrian pathway connecting east and west Columbia could begin as early as this summer and be completed by spring 2015. The timeline for the pathway project, which will connect...
  • No gifted child left behind [Commentary]

    No gifted child left behind [Commentary]
    Life for high-ability and high-potential students in Maryland and the nation may be getting just a little bit brighter. After years of being silent on the issue, the state now requires that local school districts identify and serve gifted students,...