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  • State says Carroll doesn't need to impose separate fee to fund stormwater projects

    State says Carroll doesn't need to impose separate fee to fund stormwater projects
    A Carroll County plan to pay for state-mandated stormwater remediation projects through property tax proceeds — instead of through a direct fee to land owners decried by critics as Maryland’s “rain tax” — has been given a...
  • 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...
  • Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]

    Amid all the talk of legalizing marijuana, treatment gets forgotten [Letter]
    The Maryland Legislature is forgetting one key element in their efforts to fight drug abuse in the state: increased treatment. During the current General Assembly session, legislators introduced and debated bills on legalizing marijuana, decriminalizing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...