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Robert A. Zirkin

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  • County bills for elected school board scheduled for hearings this week in Annapolis

    The issue of whether Baltimore County should have an elected Board of Education is once again being discussed in Annapolis, with House and Senate bills on the matter scheduled for hearings this week. State Sen. Bobby Zirkin, a Democrat representing...
  • County executive voices opposition to elected school board

    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz made the trip to Annapolis on Wednesday to speak against the senate bill that would make Baltimore County's Board of Education an elected body — saying the search for a new superintendent should stall any large-...
  • Baltimore County senators delay vote on elected school board bill

    A bill that would give Baltimore County an elected school board was held back from a vote Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a meeting of the county's Senate Delegation in Annapolis, but State Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Jim Brochin are optimistic that change is on the...
  • Bill banning smoking with child in car faces fight

    Republican senators sent strong signals Tuesday that they intend to put up a fight over a bill that would ban smoking in a vehicle occupied by a child under 8 -- a proposal some GOP lawmakers see as an intrusion into people's private space. The...
  • Senate approves budget with $500 million tax increase, sends to House

    The state Senate approved a package of tax increases Thursday that would affect almost every Marylander in order to close a gap in the state's $35 billion spending plan. The vote on taxes was 26-20, with eight Democrats breaking ranks and voting red. The...
  • Maryland Senate votes to tax the rich

    The state Senate voted Thursday to significantly raise taxes on Marylanders earning half a million dollars or more — prompting complaints that liberals were bent on launching class warfare in the state. The Senate's vote to adopt what is being...
  • Zirkin: Why isn't Rodricks disgusted?

    Dan Rodricks turned his editorial fire on me for standing up against income tax increases passed by the state Senate that would hit nearly all Marylanders in this sluggish economy ("Maybe Bobby Zirkin should be a Republican," March 20). Mr. Rodricks seems...
  • Rodricks has a double-standard on partisan loyalty

    I was disappointed and, quite frankly, surprised to read Dan Rodricks' column in which he wrote that based upon his opposition to the tax increase, Senator Bobby Zirkin should switch political parties and become a Republican ("Bobby Zirkin: secret...
  • You don't have to be a millionaire to agree with Bobby Zirkin

    I am writing to you as a supporter of Bobby Zirkin and to dispute the Dan Rodricks' column "Maybe Bobby Zirkin should be a Republican" (March 20). I disagree for numerous reasons. The discrepancies begin with the subtitle, which mentions the "millionaire'...
  • Bowen likely to keep seat as Harford circuit court judge

    Bowen likely to keep seat as Harford circuit court judge
    With one of the lowest voter turnouts in recent memory in Harford County's primary election, appointed judge Elizabeth Bowen appeared to retain her Circuit Court seat and Sen. Nancy Jacobs resoundingly won the nomination for the Second Congressional...
  • State agency looks at larger juvenile facilities

    State agency looks at larger juvenile facilities
    The state's juvenile services secretary says he is considering expanding the size of privately run residential facilities for young offenders as his agency grapples with a shortage of beds. Sam Abed, who took the job in March, said youths in need of...
  • Budget strain colors Kamenetz's first year at helm of Balto. Co.

    Budget strain colors Kamenetz's first year at helm of Balto. Co.
    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz took office a year ago this week, promising to make Baltimore County "the ideas county of the region." Since then, amid growing stress on the county's budget, his biggest accomplishment sounds less flashy: "paying our...