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  • Assembly passes transgender rights bill

    Assembly passes transgender rights bill
    Legislation barring discrimination against transgender people passed the General Assembly on Thursday, as the House of Delegates approved the bill after an impassioned debate. The vote sends the measure to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who said he will sign it....
  • School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]

    School board decisions shouldn't be driven by the political winds [Letter]
    An elected Baltimore County school board has been a hot issue for decades, and The Sun has opted to support a partially elected board ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board," March 17). Your rationale is that "the desire for elected members on...
  • Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again

    Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again
    A Maryland appeals court upheld former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's convictions of misconduct Wednesday but struck down a part of his sentence that prevents him from running for office while on probation. Leopold was found guilty in...
  • 'Ban the Box' legislation under fire

    'Ban the Box' legislation under fire
    An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city. The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
  • Spring Grove property discussed during political forum in Catonsville

    Spring Grove property discussed during political forum in Catonsville
    The nine candidates running for legislative office stressed community input when asked about the future use of the Spring Grove Hospital Center during an open candidate forum hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. All...
  • Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation

    Citing Leopold decision, Baltimore state Senate candidate appeals probation violation
    Baltimore political consultant Julius Henson appealed Wednesday a Circuit Court ruling that he violated his probation by running for a state Senate seat. His lawyer said Henson's case is bolstered by Wednesday's ruling by the state Court of Special...
  • Which Harford candidates have reached TQ – only the voters know [Commentary]

    One of my goals, once upon a time, was to write one of those scholarly type articles that used to get reprinted and handed out to legions of college students in first level political science classes, forever immortalizing the obscure author in the...
  • Mizeur proposes family, medical leave plan

    Mizeur proposes family, medical leave plan
    With an eye toward women voters, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur called Thursday for Maryland to provide paid leave for workers who need time off to care for children or ailing relatives. Under her plan, state aid to those who...
  • Mizeur says state has to replace Baltimore jail

    Mizeur says state has to replace Baltimore jail
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur said Tuesday that she doesn't want to spend the more than $500 million it would take to replace the badly deteriorated Baltimore jail, but said she recognizes something must be done to replace the...
  • Brown releases anti-crime plan

    Brown releases anti-crime plan
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown will propose a plan Friday to cut the number of released inmates who return to prison for new offenses with a variety of programs to ease the transition back to the community, By releasing his 10-point...
  • 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...
  • Angry about Art Helton and David Craig [letter to the editor]

    I am appalled at the two candidates for the upcoming Primary Election in June, one in each of the two major parties in this county: a Republican and a Democrat. The Republican is County Executive David Craig. He ignored the needs and petitions of...