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  • House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections

    House of Delegates passes domestic violence protections
    Victims of domestic violence would enjoy stronger legal protections under legislation passed Thursday by the House of Delegates. House members voted overwhelmingly for a trio of bills proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that would make it easier for a...
  • District 12 candidates talk taxes at Thursday night forum

    District 12 candidates talk taxes at Thursday night forum
    Nine of the 10 Democratic candidates for three open seats in District 12 addressed issues facing southwest Baltimore County during an open candidate forum Thursday night at Lansdowne High School. Ten Democrats and three Republicans are vying for seats...
  • 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...
  • House rejects bid to block pay raises

    House rejects bid to block pay raises
    Democrats in the House of Delegates sidetracked a Republican attempt Tuesday to force a vote on a 16 percent pay raise for lawmakers – virtually assuring the pay hike will take effect without a vote. The House voted 87-48 to defeat a procedural...
  • House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage

    House votes to raise Maryland's minimum wage
    The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years, setting up a potential fight over whether to guarantee future increases by tying the rate to inflation. Delegates voted 89-46 for the...
  • Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger

    Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who has established himself as an authority on intelligence issues in Congress, will face a Democratic primary in June from an opponent who has spent his career working in the intel community. Paul Rundquist, a 25-year-old...
  • Republican joins District 12 delegate race

    Republican joins District 12 delegate race
    Catonsville lawyer Rick Martel wasn't planning to run this year for one of the three open seats for the House of Delegates from District 12. With a number of family events in December, such as the birth of a new grandson and his daughter's wedding, he...
  • 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...
  • State officials welcome federal review of health site

    State officials welcome federal review of health site
    Elected officials from both parties said Monday they welcome a pending federal review of Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, even as they used the latest development to take swipes at one another ahead of this year's gubernatorial election....
  • Provisions to recoup state education funding for Carroll schools falter in House

    Provisions to recoup state education funding for Carroll schools falter in House
    A pair of proposals that would have limited the amount of state funding lost by Carroll County Public Schools over the next three years was approved by the county's state senators, supported by the Board of Carroll County Commissioners and pleaded for...
  • Mayor: GOP offers criticisms, Democrats offer solutions [Letter]

    Mayor: GOP offers criticisms, Democrats offer solutions [Letter]
    Baltimore's biggest challenge is not the magnitude of the problems we face but rather the pessimistic attitudes of those only offering criticism instead of solutions. Anne Arundel County Republican strategist Brian Griffiths was the latest example in...
  • Three unopposed in Harford 2014 election

    Three unopposed in Harford 2014 election
    Three Harford County officials don't have opponents in the 2014 election, and each one has expressed his or her gratitude for the "vote of confidence" from the community. Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Curtin, Register of Wills Derek Hopkins and County...