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  • Money, politics, passion surround local coverage of same sex marriage referendum

    Money, politics, passion surround local coverage of same sex marriage referendum
    The money, politics and passions surrounding Question 6, the ballot referendum on Maryland's same-sex marriage law, are big, hardcore and hot. Just the kind of story that can go beyond the promotional slogans and be used to measure a local TV station's...
  • Marylanders get a taste of veto democracy

    Marylanders get a taste of veto democracy
    Marylanders will soon have an opportunity common in a country other than their own: the right to veto a legislature's product. This tool, the voter referendum, is an important right, since two cure-alls of the 1970s, campaign finance "reform" and strict...
  • Seven ballot questions for Maryland voters

    < back to election guide Maryland voters will decide the outcome of seven ballot questions in November. Question 1 — All Maryland voters will decide whether the judges in Prince George’s County who oversee estate and will disputes must be...
  • Early voting resumes at record pace

    Early voting resumes at record pace
    The opportunity to vote in a highly charged presidential election and on several closely contested ballot questions drew Marylanders back to the polls Wednesday, keeping the state's early voting turnout on a record pace. After a two-day break for...
  • Gambling expansion wins narrow victory

    Gambling expansion wins narrow victory
    After the most expensive political campaign in Maryland's history, proponents of a plan to expand the reach and variety of casino gambling in Maryland won a narrow victory. The measure would allow Maryland casinos to offer table games such as blackjack...
  • Judge allows release of petitions in Balto. Co. zoning referendum drive

    Judge allows release of petitions in Balto. Co. zoning referendum drive
    A Baltimore County judge allowed the release Wednesday of the names of people who signed petitions to challenge the county's zoning maps, saying the information is "clearly a public record." In the latest turn in a battle between developers, Circuit...
  • Now, it's all about turnout

    Now, it's all about turnout
    With just two days left until polls open on Election Day, all sides of Maryland's fiercely contested ballot questions are turning to their final task: getting their supporters into the voting booth. To accomplish that goal, the campaigns have recruited...
  • Crowds expected at polls on Election Day Tuesday

    Crowds expected at polls on Election Day Tuesday
    If early voting numbers are any indication, the polls will be packed Tuesday on Election Day. By late Thursday afternoon, an estimated 6 percent of Harford's eligible voters had cast their ballot, leaving plenty of others left to vote on Election Day....
  • Days before election, same-sex marriage has seen relatively little TV advertising

    BALTIMORE – David M. Johnson knows how to convince people. The 65-year-old spent the majority of his adult life as an advertising executive in New York City, with clients such as Pepsi and GE Corporate. He's even credited with coming up with Dodge'...
  • 'Taught in schools' is valid Question 6 concern

    In reporter Annie Linskey's analysis of an opposition ad against Question 6 ("Claim about marriage referendum is disputed," Oct. 30), she concludes that consequences are not part of the decision to vote on a referendum, but part of a "broader narrative."...
  • Don't deny some Marylanders the right to marry

    I am a Roman Catholic, and I will be voting for Question 6 on the Maryland ballot on Tuesday. I am voting for this referendum because I believe my family member, Mike, and his partner, Ron, have as much right to marry as I have. I am voting for this...
  • 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...