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James Brochin

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  • New legislative map becomes law

    The balance of legislative power in Maryland tips farther away from Baltimore under the new legislative boundaries that quietly became law Friday. The city loses two of its 18 delegates and will have to share a senator with Baltimore County under the...
  • Assembly shifts attention from love to money

    The first 45 days of the General Assembly session were dominated by talk of marriage. The theme for the second half is shaping up to be money — and there's not enough of it. Thursday's Senate vote approving same-sex marriage in Maryland came on the...
  • 'Doomsday' budget would slash education, police aid

    State aid to public schools and universities could be slashed, 500 state jobs abolished and local law enforcement grants eliminated under a "doomsday" budget prepared for the Maryland Senate to show the impact of a budget balanced without tax increases....
  • State lawmaker: Graziano said in January deal was near for city housing authority to pay lead judgments

    State lawmaker: Graziano said in January deal was near for city housing authority to pay lead judgments
    By now, Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg says he expected big news from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City — that it had found a way to resolve the millions of dollars in court-ordered judgments it owes former public housing residents who suffered lead...
  • Two Baltimore County senators sue over redistricting

    Two Baltimore County senators, unhappy with their new districts under Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative redistricting plan, have sued to have the maps overturned, claiming they give Baltimore city extra representation at the expense of the county. Sens....
  • Two Balto. Co. senators sue over redistricting

    Two Baltimore County senators, unhappy with their new districts under the governor's General Assembly redistricting plan, have sued to have the map overturned, contending that it gives Baltimore City extra representation at the expense of the county....
  • Editorial: Lawsuit appropriately targets redistricting crazy quilt

    They twist and they turn. They break up communities. They sprawl across jurisdictional boundaries. And, in something akin to cellular mitosis, one has been divided into two entities that are miles apart. "They" are the state legislative districts newly...
  • O'Malley says he won't call session until leaders have a deal

    O'Malley says he won't call session until leaders have a deal
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't call a special session of the General Assembly to fix what he and many other Democrats see as a devastating hole in the state budget until legislative leaders agree on a plan to fix it. Raquel Guillory, the governor's...
  • Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map

    Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
  • Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests

    Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests
    The extra police officers sent to the Inner Harbor and downtown to combat unruly youths and crime this past weekend recorded 40 arrests, including more than 10 for drug possession, and two handguns seized. It's a snapshot of crime covering a single,...
  • Baltimore loses clout in redistricting

    Baltimore would lose two of its 18 delegates and share one of its six senators with Baltimore County under new state legislative map proposed Friday by a panel appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The changes would further diminish the city's power in...
  • Religious leaders testify against O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill

    Religious leaders testify against O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill
    They have the governor's backing and a rewritten bill, but advocates of legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland have made little progress in quieting the concerns of many faith leaders who adamantly oppose the legislation. "Society should protect and...