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  • Towson lawyer files for attorney general

    Towson lawyer files for attorney general
    Towson lawyer Jeffrey N. Pritzker filed Monday to seek the apparently uncontested Republican nomination for attorney general. Pritzker contended that Democratic incumbent Douglas F. Gansler has “dropped the ball” in failing to protect...
  • State terminates contract with health exchange firm

    State terminates contract with health exchange firm
    Maryland has terminated its contracts with the company hired to build and operate the state’s online health exchange, which has been riddled with problems since its launch in October. The board overseeing the exchange voted Sunday night to sever...
  • Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

    Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history
    Courtney McKeldin, daughter-in-law of the late Republican governor and Baltimore mayor Theodore McKeldin and a well-known local public servant in her own right, will step down today as the longest-serving member of the city's zoning board. The...
  • Four file to challenge Kamenetz in Baltimore County

    Four file to challenge Kamenetz in Baltimore County
    With one day left for candidates to file for the 2014 election, four men had signed up as of Monday to challenge Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The former chairman of the county Republican Party and the father of a dog-bite victim are...
  • Leave Ginsburg alone [Editorial]

    Leave Ginsburg alone  [Editorial]
    Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
  • Senate approves cut in estate taxes

    Senate approves cut in estate taxes
    Wealthy Marylanders would get a posthumous tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly in the hope of keeping millionaires from fleeing to other states. The state Senate gave final approval to a measure long sought by...
  • Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry

    Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry
    As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug — and the details are proving daunting. While there is broad...
  • Obama weighs detainee hearings

    Obama weighs detainee hearings
    — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss

    Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about...
  • Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers

    Bill would require background checks for Balto. Co. recreation volunteers
    More than a decade after a youth sports volunteer from Hereford with a record of sex offense charges was convicted of abusing a 12-year-old boy, Baltimore County remains the only jurisdiction in the region that doesn't require background checks for...
  • Ehrlich should turn a bit of his criticism on the GOP [Letter]

    Ehrlich should turn a bit of his criticism on the GOP [Letter]
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...