| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Unfortunately, too many of our state's families were separated for the holidays thanks to our overly punitive marijuana laws. In Maryland, those convicted of marijuana possession can go away for up to a year, just for the nonviolent crime of possessing...
| May 20, 2012
Jonathan Libber likes his analog utility meter just fine.
And no amount of debate will convince him that new wireless, digital "smart meters" being installed by Baltimore Gas & Electric and other utilities around the country would help conserve energy,...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Smart meter opponents asked state regulators at a hearing Tuesday to allow ratepayers to say "no" to new digital, wireless devices because of safety, privacy and security concerns.
The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering whether...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:17 AM
Martin O'Malley was selected by his peers Wednesday to chair the Democratic Governors Association, a platform from which he says he will build the party and promote candidates who will invest in education and infrastructure.
"Our agenda is one of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined four other New England governors Tuesday to announce regional efforts to combat heroin use in the Northeast.
The strategy includes plans to share prescription data across state borders, to establish agreements between state...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors.
A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:52 PM
The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont.
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Bradley Whitford guest stars in a new episode of "Law & Order: SVU"
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| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:31 PM
How many people have to die of drug overdoses in Connecticut before the state government acts?
That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies — far too many, God knows — that have jurisdiction...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If Washington was reeling on Tuesday, the vertigo may have stemmed from something rare: blunt honesty from the mouth of an elected official.
It occurred as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Assn., detailed for...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK -- Sometimes the traffickers inject liquid heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas.
In a few cases, according to federal officials, heroin is injected into the bellies of dogs....