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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement

    Sen. Jones-Rodwell announces retirement
    State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts. The development...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • 50 years in American education [Commentary]

    50 years in American education  [Commentary]
    Even as a child, I loved math. As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention. If the children march, the Rev....
  • Sen. Brochin announces re-election campaign

    Sen. Brochin announces re-election campaign
    State Sen. Jim Brochin of Towson, who represents the 42nd District in the Maryland General Assembly, announced Friday that he will run for a fourth term in Annapolis in his new-look district. "I really like being the voice for people who don't have a...
  • Former Montgomery Ward salon 'trade secrets' divulged, lawsuit alleges [25 years ago]

    From The Aegis dated Feb. 2, 1989: Five former employees of the Montgomery Ward Beauty Salon in Harford Mall were accused in a lawsuit 25 years ago of stealing trade secrets and diverting customers. The $28,000 lawsuit was filed in Harford County...
  • Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men

    Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men
    Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men. The initiative, which...
  • Anne Arundel copes with another snowstorm

    Anne Arundel copes with another snowstorm
    With yet another storm dropping snow across the region, schools, government offices and a number of workplaces in Anne Arundel County were shut down on Monday. As with past storms, officials urged people to stay home if possible, to allow plow crews time...
  • No contracts until firm is held accountable [Letter]

    As policymakers, it is important we acknowledge our limited ability to force actors to behave how we want. What we can do and often attempt is to hold those bad actors accountable when they break the law or act immorally. That is what Leo Bretholz's...
  • Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]

    Legalizing, regulating marijuana is best [Letter]
    Kudos to Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Joseph T. Jones Jr. for articulating the need for a more sensible marijuana policy in Maryland ("Building safe and just communities," March 3). Saddling people with criminal records for possessing marijuana causes...
  • It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]

    It's time to recognize pharmacists as health care providers [Commentary]
    Students and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have an important message for the Maryland General Assembly this year: Empower pharmacists to perform a greater role as health care providers in order to improve health care quality...
  • Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies

    Leo Bretholz, Holocaust survivor, dies
    Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died Saturday in his sleep of unknown causes at his Pikesville home. He was...