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  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided

    Brown leads Democrats in governor's race, but many undecided
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has staked out a sizable lead in the Democratic contest for governor, but the primary race is far from decided as many voters have yet to pick a candidate, according to a new opinion poll for The Baltimore Sun. Bolstered by...
  • Howard County political contenders for 2014 set as filing deadline passes

    Howard County political contenders for 2014 set as filing deadline passes
    The Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, and Howard County’s cast of 2014 political contenders is set. At the county executive level, Democratic County Council member Courtney Watson and Republican State Sen. Allan Kittleman have no...
  • Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House

    Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...
  • O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016

    O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016
    Amid growing speculation about Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, Gov. Martin O'Malley managed to ramp up his national political fundraising last year as he weighed whether to seek the Democratic Party nomination, according to a pair of campaign...
  • No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis

    No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis
    As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange.  After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
  • Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis

    Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis
    At a time when income inequality is one of the nation's most-discussed issues, the tax that appears to have the best chance of being cut in heavily Democratic Maryland this year is one that is only paid by millionaires. Senate President Thomas V. Mike...
  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
  • Many Harford election races fill as 9 p.m. Tuesday deadline passes

    Many Harford election races fill as 9 p.m. Tuesday deadline passes
    Candidates remain unopposed in three Harford County races after the Tuesday 9 p.m. deadline to file as a candidate for 2014 came and went. Two incumbent county officeholders, Harford County Council District B Councilman Joe Woods and Register of Wills...
  • Candidates for Towson-area elected seats file ahead of Tuesday deadline

    Candidates for Towson-area elected seats file ahead of Tuesday deadline
    Towson-area races for Baltimore County Council and the Maryland General Assembly took shape Tuesday night, when candidates for office were required to file with the state board of elections. The area will see several contested races, though one local...
  • Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians

    Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians
    Laurel's state- and county-level elected officials — with few challengers and, in some cases, no challengers — won't face many obstacles on the path to re-election this year. Now that the Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, 2014's...