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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." — Thomas Jefferson My recent column on the challenges associated with the Social...
As the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session winds down in Annapolis, Harford's lawmakers said they have been kept busy this year with prominent bills, including a repeal of the death penalty, stricter gun controls and higher taxes. All of Harford's...
Law enforcement officials are watching a test program in Anne Arundel County that entices people with open criminal warrants to turn themselves in — so they can get their state tax refunds. Thus far, the results of dangling a refund as bait have...
The Anne Arundel County lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill that would change the makeup the of county's school board from all-appointed to a mix of elected and appointed, according to Del. Steve Schuh, the bill's co-sponsor. The county delegation...
Tags: Severna Park, Elections, Annapolis
Efforts by the Maryland General Assembly to improve reporting, coordination among school districts and other measures to bolster school security around the state prompted a spirited discussion earlier this week among members of the Harford County Board of...
The protracted effort to add elected representation to Baltimore County's school board continued Thursday, Jan. 31 at a meeting of the county's Senate delegation, and despite some opposition, proponents for the bill remain optimistic change could come...
Tags: NAACP, Kevin Kamenetz, Executive Branch, Towson, S. Dallas Dance
Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr., who faces alcohol-related charges in a powerboat crash off Pasadena that injured him and six others last August, has been moved off the House committee that handles legislation involving drunken driving and boating. Dwyer, an Anne...
Four years ago, we endorsed the constitutional amendment that legalized slot machine gambling in Maryland, and we still support it. We think it would be wise for Maryland to eventually expand its gambling program to include table games like blackjack...
Beginning this week, Maryland's Department of Assessments and Taxation can begin penalizing homeowners who received a homestead credit this year as a result of deception. Penalties will be issued on an ad hoc basis as the department learns of violators,...
Tags: Punishment, Fines, Property Tax, Judges, Patterson Park
Editor: The recent Special Session convened in the Maryland General Assembly dealt with two proposed bills in which four days of debate were spent. Senate Bill II was designed as the supposed answer to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in Tracy...
House Speaker Mike Busch put Del. Frank Turner in charge of the House subcommittee that deals with gaming issues because he knew Howard County would never have a gaming facility and Turner could be "an unbiased voice" and "a fair broker." Turner's...
On Monday, Gov.Martin O'Malleybegins a series of make-or-break meetings with local officials and legislative leaders to decide whether he can muster the support necessary to call a special legislative session this month to consider expanding Maryland's...
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