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  • Harford's legislative pages helping out in Annapolis

    Harford's legislative pages helping out in Annapolis
    Six Harford County high school are serving as student pages during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session in Annapolis. This year's local page class includes Karly Horn of The John Carroll School, Natalie Hutcheson of C. Milton Wright High School,...
  • The Costco example [Editorial]

    The Costco example  [Editorial]
    "No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
  • Constitutional amendment needed to overturn Citizens United ruling [Letter]

    Thanks for your recent editorial on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case ("Campaign reform in action," Feb. 4). Any attempt that seeks to correct the damage the Citizens United decision wreaked on our democracy must be lauded....
  • Havre de Grace city councilman files for Harford council seat

    Havre de Grace city councilman files for Harford council seat
    Havre de Grace City Councilman Joseph Smith announced he filed this week for the Democratic nomination for the Harford County Council's District F seat representing the Havre de Grace and Riverside areas. A human resource consultant and small business...
  • Republican to challenge Quirk for 1st District seat

    Republican to challenge Quirk for 1st District seat
    After two setbacks in his challenges of Democratic incumbents in the Maryland General Assembly, Albert Nalley has decided to try his hand at unseating incumbent Democratic Councilman Tom Quirk to represent the 1st District of Baltimore County. Nalley, a...
  • Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]

    Newborn screening would save lives [Commentary]
    Maryland is justifiably proud of being a leader in many health care initiatives. Yet when it comes to adopting a simple policy that would save the lives of babies, Maryland policymakers are sadly behind much of the nation. While more than half of babies...
  • House bill takes aim at NSA data collection

    House bill takes aim at NSA data collection
    Legislation introduced in the Maryland General Assembly would require state and local officials to refuse to cooperate with the National Security Agency in a wide variety of ways if it continues to collect bulk electronic data without specific warrants....
  • Even anti-tax Republicans are wary of Lollar's income tax plan

    Even anti-tax Republicans are wary of Lollar's income tax plan
    Recently, Republican candidate for governor Charles Lollar gave an interview to the Washington Post in which he touted his idea to eliminate Maryland's income tax. Mr. Lollar, however, has not issued a detailed plan explaining how he would offset the...
  • A dangerous drink [Commentary]

    A dangerous drink [Commentary]
    As I listened to the conversation in the Maryland Senate regarding the bill to ban extremely high alcohol content beverages (SB-75), one argument said a ban would fail, and we should instead focus on educating our students. Well, incoming freshmen at...
  • Top Craig aide Tomarchio leaving for private sector job

    A top aide to Harford County Executive David Craig has resigned to take a private sector job. The departure of Aaron Tomarchio, who has served as chief of staff to the county executive since 2005, was announced by Craig's office late Friday morning....
  • Raise the minimum wage or fear the voters [Letter]

    Raise the minimum wage or fear the voters [Letter]
    I would just like the Maryland General Assembly to know that I vote. You are constantly looking out for the wealthy. When will you at least pretend to look out for regular Maryland citizens? We should be a leader in raising the minimum wage. Don't tell me...
  • Stop the tax-and-spend madness [Letter]

    Stop the tax-and-spend madness [Letter]
    As a citizen of Maryland, I oppose S.B. 629, a bill in the state Senate that, if enacted, would authorize a county or municipality to impose an annual surcharge for the registration of a motor vehicle. The legislation would provide for a surcharge up to...