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  • Campaign finance reform is a joke as long as it's optional [Letter]

    Campaign finance reform is a joke as long as it's optional [Letter]
    I get a chuckle out of reading how if taxpayers footed the bill for election campaigns everything that is wrong with politicians and politics would be corrected ("An alternative to fat-cat politics," Sept. 19). Lets face it, who donates or how much they...
  • Howard state candidates forum puts spotlight on mental health

    Howard state candidates forum puts spotlight on mental health
    Howard County's General Assembly candidates met Saturday to focus on a topic seldom discussed on the campaign trail: mental illness.   The issue came to the forefront in Howard early this year, when a man who police say showed signs of severe mental...
  • Laurel council mulls changes to mayor and council benefits, wages

    Laurel council mulls changes to mayor and council benefits, wages
    The Laurel City Council is considering legislation that would allow the mayor and five council members access to the benefits plan offered to city employees. The legislation is part of a series of amendments to the elections section of the city's...
  • Hogan's sloppy thinking [Letter]

    Hogan's sloppy thinking [Letter]
    I have not missed a primary or general election since I was old enough to vote more than 50 years ago. I am well aware that political ads are frequently misleading. However, after teaching mathematics for 44 years, I am annoyed at how GOP gubernatorial...
  • Give 16-year-olds the vote [Letter]

    Give 16-year-olds the vote [Letter]
    On Sept. 17, 1787, the 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting with one item on the agenda — signing the Constitution. This November, under-18-year-olds will not be able to vote in congressional and state elections....
  • Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment

    Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment
    A diverse coalition of business groups, unions and transit advocates is urging Maryland voters to put a constitutional "lockbox" on state transportation funds, making it harder for governors and lawmakers to divert the money to other purposes. Andrew...
  • Hogan takes down ad with Pinocchio image

    Hogan takes down ad with Pinocchio image
    The campaign of Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has taken down an advertisement that compared Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown to Pinocchio because it included a copyrighted image from the Walt Disney Co. without permission. The advertisement,...
  • Brown video accuses Hogan of hiding stands from voters

    Brown video accuses Hogan of hiding stands from voters
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown launched a new them in his gubernatorial campaign against Larry Hogan Friday as his campaign released a video accusing the Republican of hiding his positions on key issues in the race. In a 60-second video, the Brown campaign...
  • Young accused of pushing favored candidate through nominating committee

    Young accused of pushing favored candidate through nominating committee
    Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young came under fire Wednesday as critics charged that he pushed his favored candidate through a committee appointed to fill a vacant council seat. A committee of community leaders, appointed by Young,...
  • O'Malley to get more involved in governor's race

    O'Malley to get more involved in governor's race
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is stepping up his involvement in the race for governor, starting with visits to campaign offices for Democratic nominee Anthony G. Brown Tuesday evening and Wednesday. O'Malley disclosed his plans to visit the Brown offices in...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent...
  • 'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district

    'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district
    No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty. The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New...