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  • Political Notebook: Council considers ballot questions, General Plan changes

    How many questions should the County Council put on the ballot this November? "I think you said 10 questions, which immediately scared me," Howard County Board of Elections Director Guy Mickley said to the council during its work session Monday, July 23....
  • GOP freshman challenges Maryland power structure

    GOP freshman challenges Maryland power structure
    By any standard measure, Neil Parrott's place in Maryland politics ought to be toward the very bottom. He's a freshman Republican delegate in a very blue state, without pedigree or government connections. Yet through dogged organizing and clever use of...
  • Council OKs altered referendum requirement, other charter amendments

    Should the number of signatures needed for referendum be changed to 5 percent of the people in Howard County who voted for governor in the last gubernatorial election, effectively raising the number? Should all persons, not just Howard residents, have...
  • Tables games, yes; new casino, no

    Maryland, my Maryland, what are we doing? Why does Virginia have a $130 million dollar surplus without one slots parlor ("Busch: Gambling priority is revenue," Aug. 2)? I guess it can really be said we are in the "dog days of summer." Our state...
  • Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet

    Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet
    There was a brief explosion of optimism from those supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland last week after a poll by Hart Research Associates indicated that voters in the state support it by a significant margin of 54-40. No state has ever approved gay...
  • Letter: Special session on gambling proposal is 'inexcusable' waste of money

    Maryland, my Maryland, what are we doing? Why does Virginia have a $130 million surplus without one slot parlor? I guess it can really be said we are in the "dog days of summer." Our state legislative body has been asked this week to attend a Special...
  • Six things you need to know about the gambling special session

    Six things you need to know about the gambling special session
    Everybody has a family member who, to put it politely, doesn't quite have both oars in the water and does the most inappropriate things while not knowing any better — like demanding a family photo at a funeral or calling a special session of the...
  • Lawyer wants to take issue to the top

    Howard County land-use attorney Susan Gray says there's just one option left in pressing her claim that the county has for years deprived citizens of their constitutional rights. It's a long shot, she knows: the U.S. Supreme Court. The case Gray,...
  • 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....
  • What was all the fuss about?

    So what was all this about a voter referendum or two? Opponents of a pair of controversial measures backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved this year by the Maryland General Assembly — a repeal of the death penalty and landmark gun control...
  • In a word: plebiscite

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: PLEBISCITE Last year in Maryland, petition drives...
  • Death penalty repeal should have made it to referendum [Letter]

    Editor: I am distressed and saddened that the death penalty repeal is not being brought to referendum because not enough signatures were secured in the short amount of time provided to do so. As the relative of a murder victim I would have liked the...