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  • Green Spring Station says Balto. Co. zoning process flawed

    Green Spring Station says Balto. Co. zoning process flawed
    Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves...
  • A loophole in the dream

    When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
  • Balto. Co. urges elections board to reject zoning referendum petitions

    Balto. Co. urges elections board to reject zoning referendum petitions
    Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions. In a...
  • Right to referendum in Howard County

    Right to referendum in Howard County
    In 1994, I worked closely with residents all over Howard County to gather the 10,000 signatures needed to put a charter amendment on the ballot that allowed county residents to take to referendum changes to the general plan, the zoning map and zoning...
  • State leaders contemplate changes to referendum process

    State leaders contemplate changes to referendum process
    After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the era before electronic signatures needs a fresh look. "Our forefathers never...
  • For casino companies, referendum's stakes are huge

    For the casino giants trying to persuade Marylanders to vote for or against more gambling here, the long-term stakes could be in the billions. Penn National Gaming's investment of $13 million for ads urging a "no" vote on Question 7 is pocket change...
  • The referendum process is a vital check on government's power

    The Democrats who control Maryland have tipped their hand regarding their view of the referendum process ("State leaders contemplate changes to referendum process," Jan. 8). Your article quoted state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller as saying "our...
  • New drive for referendum targets Middle River property

    Petition signature collectors have hit the streets again in Baltimore County for a referendum effort on development issues — this time targeting a recent County Council bill that would protect a Middle River project from an earlier referendum...
  • Referendums only impede will of voters

    Maryland's referendum rules need to be changed, as leaders have suggested ("Petition process under scrutiny," Jan. 9), and opponents are quite wrongheaded as demonstrated by the letter from Raymond L. Miles ("Referendum is vital check on government power,...
  • Balto. Co. zoning referendum fight puts spotlight on hired petition companies

    Balto. Co. zoning referendum fight puts spotlight on hired petition companies
    Men and women armed with clipboards and pens have been common sights at grocery stores, libraries, farmers' markets and shopping centers in Baltimore County, seeking signatures on petitions to overturn zoning decisions through a voter referendum. But...
  • Candidates forum, ballot questions review to be offered Sept. 27 at HCC

    Know Your Vote: Ballot Questions and Candidates will be presented Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The nonpartisan event will present information on state and county ballot questions...
  • Panel to urge more disclosure of independent spending

     A panel set up by the General Assembly to study Maryland's campaign finance laws plans to recommend a series of measures that would force outside interests that advertise in Maryland political campaigns or ballot issues to disclose their spending more...