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  • Not one bill from legislators addresses drug treatment [Letter]

    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in its efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. Over the past nearly 90-day session in Annapolis, the legislature introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana,...
  • Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis

    Crunch time comes for Harford legislation in Annapolis
    It's less than seven days and counting until the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends at midnight Monday, and the fates of a number of Harford County-centered bills remain to be decided in those waning days. As of Tuesday afternoon, a...
  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent

    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent
    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland will be slashed by more than 8 percent in the coming academic year after the Maryland General Assembly approved a special grant in the state's final budget. The southern Maryland liberal arts college has the...
  • Leo Clubs accomplish much at three schools [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    The Glenwood Lions Club sponsors three school-based Leo Clubs, one at Bushy Park Elementary School, one at Folly Quarter Middle School and one at Glenwood Middle School. The three clubs believe in the Lions Club motto, "We Serve," and do their best to...
  • Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...
  • Final General Assembly for Dels. James Malone Jr., Steven DeBoy

    Final General Assembly for Dels. James Malone Jr., Steven DeBoy
    Together, Dels. James Malone Jr. and Steven DeBoy have represented District 12A in the Maryland General Assembly for more than a decade. When the session ends April 9, it will be their last. The two, who have known each other since attending Ascension...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly

    Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly
    Here are some of the issues senators and delegates considered during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session. To become law, bills passed by the legislature must be signed by the governor. WAGES/TAXES The Assembly approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...