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  • Referendum bill would broaden access to the polls

    Referendum bill would broaden access to the polls
    As an elected official, I've introduced legislation this session titled the Referendum Integrity Act, which seeks to address shortfalls in Maryland's referendum system while also making the process of gathering signatures in Maryland more transparent...
  • Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight

    Both sides gear up for same-sex marriage fight
    Gay rights activists, religious leaders and politicians are gearing up for two months of campaigning on the Maryland referendum to strike down same-sex marriage legislation that passed in March. Hot off the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte,...
  • Harford legislators fighting to stop gun control bill

    As the gun control debate rages in Annapolis, many Harford County's legislators say they oppose tougher laws on ownership and registration, landing them in the minority among their colleagues in the Maryland General Assembly. All three of Harford's...
  • Harford council office sends wrong bill to county executive for signature

    Earlier this summer, the Harford County Council's staff sent the wrong version of a charter amendment bill to the county executive's office for signing, and, had the mistake not been caught, the county's voters would have been casting ballots in...
  • Casino backer funds no-same-sex marriage effort

    The developer of National Harbor may have given supporters of same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants an incentive to vote against expanded gambling by financing a Republican group's sample ballot opposing their causes. State...
  • Now, the voters decide key races, ballot questions

    Now, the voters decide key races, ballot questions
    After months of being bombarded by slick advertising, celebrity endorsements and candidate pleas, Maryland voters will go to the polls today — in large numbers, according to one estimate — to have the final word. At stake is the outcome of...
  • Early voting draws one in six Howard County voters; polls open

    Early voting draws one in six Howard County voters; polls open
    The number of early voters in Howard County was the highest ever recorded in the county, but more than 80 percent of registered voters still have the option of heading to the polls Tuesday. Slightly more than 16 percent of Howard County registered...
  • Labor group reports spending $2.7 million on casino fight

    A Washington-area labor organization poured $2.7 million into the fight for gambling expansion during the General Assembly's special session last month, according to its disclosure statement. The total reported by the Washington Building & Construction...
  • Students celebrate approval of Maryland Dream Act

    The mood was celebratory Tuesday night at Arcos Restaurant in Fells Point, where the Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — won their battle for in-state tuition...
  • Harford's large turnout Tuesday astounds elections officials, as vote count begins

    Harford's large turnout Tuesday astounds elections officials, as vote count begins
    Long lines were found at polling places throughout Harford County Tuesday, as many residents said they had become energized by the presidential race and the opportunity to have their say on several controversial state ballot questions. Elections...
  • Gambling, gay marriage and presidential race draw long lines to polls

    Gambling, gay marriage and presidential race draw long lines to polls
    Voters across Maryland reported record lines and waits of up to two hours Tuesday as a close presidential contest and several controversial state ballot questions drew people to the polls. "In all the elections I've been to, I've never seen a line this...
  • Voting pace, and temperatures, brisk at polls in Baltimore County

    Voting pace, and temperatures, brisk at polls in Baltimore County
    Lines were growing late Tuesday morning at Towson's polling places, but election officials reported little confusion and even less problems as the pre-lunch rush began on Election Day in Baltimore County. "It hasn't let up since we opened the doors,"...