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  • 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...
  • State backs off on plan to end cash toll at Hatem Bridge, legislators say

    State backs off on plan to end cash toll at Hatem Bridge, legislators say
    Legislators from Harford and Cecil counties say they have a guarantee from state transportation officials that cash toll collection lanes will remain at the Route 40 Thomas Hatem Bridge for a minimum of two years. The Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • A more responsive county school board [Letter]

    A more responsive county school board [Letter]
    I want to thank all of the parents, educational advocates and supporters of responsive school governance who worked with me, Sen. Jim Brochin and Del. Adrienne Jones to bring a hybrid school board to Baltimore County ("Balto. Co. should have a hybrid...
  • Don't study discrimination, do something about it [Letter]

    Don't study discrimination, do something about it [Letter]
    In the article, "'Ban the Box' legislation under fire," (March 20), Jason Perkins-Cohen alludes to the fact that the issue of discrimination against reentering citizens in hiring and the impact on those individuals and the community has been studied...
  • Holding two offices not particularly fashionable in American politics [Editorial]

    It's the kind of power play that crops up when voters aren't paying close attention. The Republicans Harford County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced a legislative measure that would give them standing in certain matters that...
  • Local control of schools sounds good, but...[Editorial]

    Local control of schools sounds good, but...[Editorial]
    The strong desire to retain local control over the management of the county school system expressed this week by Superintendent Barbara Canavan is one of those general sentiments it's easy to agree with. Get into the specifics, though, and reality...
  • Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]

    Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]
    In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
  • Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House

    Undefeated City basketball team recognized by lawmakers at State House
    The undefeated City boys basketball team continued its victory lap on Wednesday with an appearance at the State House in Annapolis. Maggie McIntosh, a Democrat who represents Baltimore City in the House of Delegates, posted a photo of legislators posing...
  • Superintendent wants to keep local control over schools

    In her first meeting with Harford's business community since being permanently appointed chief of schools, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan said she supports localized control of the education system in the county. Canavan...
  • Arundel police on the rebound [Editorial]

    Arundel police on the rebound  [Editorial]
    These have been a tough few years for police officers in Anne Arundel County, from the scandalous to a revolving door of leadership. Under the circumstances, one wouldn't expect county police or sheriff's deputies to be on the cutting edge of most...
  • A universal hazard [Editorial]

    A universal hazard  [Editorial]
    Motorists on Maryland roads approaching a police or emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder with lights flashing are required by law to move over to the next lane or slow down to avoid the possibility of hitting anyone standing nearby. It's a sensible...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...