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  • Many reasons to vote in Harford, as plenty do just that

    Harford County voters had many reasons for packing the county's 75 polling places of Election Day Tuesday, and not all of them had to do with electing the nation's next commander-in-chief. The interest shown by Harford's voters translated a huge turnout,...
  • Big Harford turnout backs Romney, rejects 4, 6 and 7

    Big Harford turnout backs Romney, rejects 4, 6 and 7
    Early returns from a busy day of voting in Harford County Tuesday showed Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead over President Barack Obama, while the three most controversial statewide ballot questions were soundly rejected....
  • Some gambling opponents focus fight on Prince George's

    Some gambling opponents are hoping to block a sixth casino from being built in Maryland by focusing their energy in one place: Prince George's County. The county is a key battleground because of a provision in the new gambling law that says the state can...
  • Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion

    Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Thursday for the first time publicly endorsed the gambling expansion question that will appear on November's ballot in Maryland. "It's about education; it's about jobs," Ulman said, speaking alongside Montgomery County...
  • Howard voters raised bar for petitions, but did they know it?

    Those in Howard County who want to channel the power of the ballot box to challenge local government decisions are going to have to work a bit harder to do it in elections to come, thanks to the vote Tuesday on one of five county charter changes....
  • Voters to consider requirement for Balto. Co. Orphans' Court

    Maryland's system of resolving disputes over wills and estates is being challenged in Baltimore County this fall, as voters decide whether the local Orphans' Court judges should be required to have law licenses. A statewide referendum in the Nov. 6...
  • Maryland ballot referendums offer a GOP reality check

    Maryland ballot referendums offer a GOP reality check
    This was the year of the referendum in Maryland, and given how things went at the polls, we're not likely to see a repeat any time soon. The success of all the three laws that were petitioned to referendum exposes the fallacy of Maryland Republicans'...
  • Anne Arundel ballot issues cruise to passage

    Anne Arundel ballot issues cruise to passage
    Anne Arundel voters passed all 15 county charter amendments on Tuesday's ballot, most by a landslide. Among the changes are new rules for removing elected officials from office and a slight shift in the balance of power between the county executive and...
  • Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan

    Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan
    A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts. David...
  • Referendum petition signers are public information, but when?

    Referendum petition signers are public information, but when?
    In Maryland, residents are entitled to view the names of the people who sign petitions challenging state and local laws, but the matter of when they become public record depends on where you are. In the contentious drive for a Baltimore County referendum...
  • County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino

    County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino
    As November gets closer, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is increasing his efforts to drum up support for the gambling expansion question that will be on the ballot. On Thursday, Baker organized a news conference, calling on fellow...
  • Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls

    Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls
    On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...