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  • Gansler calls for special probe of health exchange

    Gansler calls for special probe of health exchange
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler stepped up his barrage of attack's on the O'Malley administration handling of the development of the state's health insurance exchange, calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the web site's...
  • Where was Anthony Brown when Md.'s health exchange crashed? [Letter]

    Where was Anthony Brown when Md.'s health exchange crashed? [Letter]
    Reading Dan Rodricks' recent column about who is to blame for Maryland's failed health exchange, my reaction was simple: It's about time ("Troubled Maryland health exchange could spark political fallout," April 3). In recent weeks there have been many...
  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...
  • Assembly approves partly elected Baltimore County school board

    Assembly approves partly elected Baltimore County school board
    Baltimore County voters would have the long-sought opportunity to vote for some members of their school board starting in 2018 under legislation passed Friday by the General Assembly. The House voted unanimously to send the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley,...
  • Payday in Annapolis [Editorial]

    Payday in Annapolis  [Editorial]
    How easy it is to rail against the salaries of elected officials. Embedded deeply in the human psyche is the near-certainty that somewhere, somehow the people who hold public office are getting away with unarmed robbery. It's a suspicion that's easy to...
  • Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not in spine

    Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not in spine
    Last I checked, Maryland was a blue state. Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. There has been only one Republican governor since the 1960s, and he only managed one term. There's only one Republican in our congressional delegation. The state has not...
  • Demand for STEM workers outpaces supply [Commentary]

    Demand for STEM workers outpaces supply [Commentary]
    The Maryland legislature last week passed a 2015 budget, and it includes $12 million to help create jobs in Maryland's innovative biotech and life science sector. That's a smart use of resources. For lawmakers looking to put residents back to work, our...
  • Rep. Moran can't retire fast enough [Letter]

    When U.S. Rep. James Moran Jr., a Virginia Democrat, announced in January that he would not seek re-election to Congress, I (along with every other sensible Democrat) breathed a sigh of relief. Only a podiatrist or a contortionist could admire Mr....
  • When private property isn't [Editorial]

    Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes. Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government. Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
  • Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]

    Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]
    I find it interesting that the contractors are being blamed for Maryland's health insurance exchange debacle ("Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame," April 4). Who selected the contractors? What were the reasons for selecting these...
  • Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown

    Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown reaped the fruits of loyalty Tuesday as he received the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in Brown's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. Brown's campaign released a statement in which he announced...
  • Legislature forgets mental health again [Letter]

    Legislature forgets mental health again [Letter]
    In passing legislation to raise Maryland's minimum wage, the General Assembly included a provision to increase reimbursement for community-based developmental disabilities providers 3.5 percent each year for four years starting July 1, 2015 ("State...