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  • Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget

    Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget
    Aberdeen's long-awaited approval for a lodging, or hotel room, tax may have hit another snag, as Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has raised a question about the legality of the General Assembly's action in granting Harford County authority to...
  • Cardin leads but undecideds are wild card in volatile AG race

    Cardin leads but undecideds are wild card in volatile AG race
    Del. Jon S. Cardin leads the Democratic field in the race for Maryland attorney general, but the contest remains far from settled because of a striking number of undecided voters and a well-funded challenger who is gaining ground, according to a new...
  • Gansler pushes last-minute tax relief plan

    Gansler pushes last-minute tax relief plan
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler released a new policy proposal Thursday to give a combined $1,200 tax break over three years to families who earn less than $100,000 per year. The attorney general announced his new “middle class tax cut” the same...
  • Who's your gubernatorial soul mate?

    Who's your gubernatorial soul mate?
    You've seen their TV commercials, watched their debates and maybe even gotten some direct mail trashing them. But where do the candidates for governor actually stand on the issues Maryland has confronted during the last few years. And more importantly,...
  • Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid

    Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid
    OCEAN CITY — Gubernatorial candidates of both parties promised city and town officials that they would restore local road repair money cut from the state budget by the O'Malley administration. Appearing at the annual convention of the Maryland...
  • Hughes' endorsement doesn't mean much for ordinary Marylanders [Letter]

    Hughes' endorsement doesn't mean much for ordinary Marylanders [Letter]
    Harry Hughes, who worked longer as a lobbyist for big business than as Maryland's governor, has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in this year's gubernatorial primary. That is probably honest, since Mr. Brown seems to be strongly pro-business. But it does...
  • Shades of 1978? [Commentary]

    Shades of 1978? [Commentary]
    On September 10, 1978, two days before the Maryland primary election, The Baltimore Sun published a poll showing Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III — who was acting governor in the wake of Gov. Marvin Mandel's political corruption conviction the previous year...
  • The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate

    The facts behind the claims in the Democratic debate
    When the Democrats running for governor met for their second three-way television debate Monday night, charges and countercharges flew – along with allegations of distortion, deception and half-truths. Doug Gansler was especially aggressive,...
  • Fact checking the debate [Editorial]

    For today's edition of the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate fact-check, we'll focus on a recurring point of contention between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and on the one aspect of Del. Heather Mizeur's...
  • In Arundel, heated county executive race seen as pivotal for GOP

    In Arundel, heated county executive race seen as pivotal for GOP
    Arnold resident Nancy Weber hasn't decided whom she'll vote for in the Anne Arundel County executive race, but she knows one thing: "I'd like to see more Republicans in office." Weber recently met Republican candidate Steve Schuh, a state delegate,...
  • Early voting ends today

    Early voting ends today
    The primary campaign for governor officially ends next week, but today is the last day voters can skip lines at the polls and cast a ballot early. More than 60 voting centers across the state will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today.   So far,...
  • GOP hopefuls angle for votes in televised forum

    GOP hopefuls angle for votes in televised forum
    As early voting got underway Thursday in the primary race for governor, the four Republicans competing for the GOP nomination jockeyed to present themselves as the most qualified to take on a Democrat in November. The candidates taped a final...