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  • Brown pitches pre-K expansion

    Brown pitches pre-K expansion
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown asked state lawmakers Wednesday to endorse a key plank in his platform for governor: increasing access to pre-kindergarten classes. State legislators are weighing a small expansion of Maryland's program, which already...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race

    Two-thirds undecided in attorney general's race
    Two-thirds of Maryland Democrats are undecided in a wide-open race to succeed Douglas F. Gansler as state attorney general, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun shows. Among Democrats who expressed a preference, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County was ahead...
  • Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike

    Cummings joins call for minimum wage hike
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings urged state lawmakers Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10, arguing that lower wages will continue to strain government programs that help the poor. The Baltimore Democrat added his voice to a chorus of Democratic...
  • Annapolis alderman backs off statements about curtailing mayor's power

    Annapolis alderman backs off statements about curtailing mayor's power
    Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett has been fielding angry calls from as far as California since Sunday, when it was reported that the Democrat would move to sharply curtail the power of the mayor, days after the city elected the first Republican to the job...
  • Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa

    Delaney stumps for fellow Dem in Iowa
    It turns out Gov. Martin O'Malley isn't the only Maryland politician occasionally stepping into Iowa. Rep. John Delaney, the first-term congressman from Potomac, visited the early presidential primary state Thursday on behalf of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat...
  • Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll

    Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll
    Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it...
  • Is it politics or policy behind calls for change to Annapolis city government? [Letter]

    Is it politics or policy behind calls for change to Annapolis city government? [Letter]
    The Annapolis City Council may have the right to vote in a council-city manager form of government, but this is really a governing issue and it should be handled through the ballot box and adopted by the registered voters of the city ("Annapolis City...
  • The Democrats' hidden agenda

     The Democrats' hidden agenda
    John F. Kennedy rightly said "the human mind is our fundamental resource." It takes people with right thinking in government to eliminate deficits, reduce the national debt and restore confidence in leadership. I salute Maryland Rep. Andy Harris for his...
  • Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'

    Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'
    The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill. Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
  • Howard County executive race is a hotly anticipated contest

    Howard County executive race is a hotly anticipated contest
    The race for the next Howard County executive is practically upon us. Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman announced his bid in June; County Council Democrat Courtney Watson has scheduled a "special announcement" for Sept. 21 in Columbia, where she is...
  • Friends from opposing parties [Editorial]

    Friends from opposing parties [Editorial]
    The official dedication ceremony for a new interchange at Routes 40 and 715 designed to provide better access to Aberdeen Proving Ground was lauded this week as a triumph of partnerships that have put good public policy ahead of party politics. Indeed,...