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Casino owners, labor and other interests spent more than $3.6 million to influence lawmakers during last month's special session to expand gambling in Maryland — a figure that comes to about $900,000 a day for the four-day session, according to...
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,...
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
Tags: Family, Harford Road, Alan Turing, Gay Rights, Interior Policy
Casino giant Penn National Gaming Inc. threw down $5.5 million last week to defeat a November referendum on expanding gambling, according to a report made public this morning by the Maryland State Board of Elections. The Pennsylvania-based firm has...
The daughter of Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland disclosed Wednesday that she is a lesbian, an announcement gay advocates hope will boost their effort to keep the state's new same-sex marriage law on the books. Stefany Hoyer Hemmer said her decision to...
For the first time in more than a decade, Baltimore County's land use and zoning policies seem to be under serious scrutiny. The decisions of the County Council over the coming weeks — and how the community responds to those decisions — could...
Gambling giant Penn National Gaming Inc. has spent $5.5 million to limit gambling in Maryland — the latest move in a casino-vs.-casino battle that could saturate the airwaves and overwhelm other ballot initiatives this fall. The Penn National...
Two Howard County residents challenging more than 100 government decisions involving a wide range of issues including sewer system hookups and the construction of highway interchanges and homes have won a hearing in Maryland's highest court. Rejected...
I would like to first thank the editorial board of The Sun for electing to publish, week after week, the words of Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. He is indeed a funny man, and no matter how desperate things become, Mr. Ehrlich has a way of breaking though to bring...
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday voted to allow retail at the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills, but opponents of a planned shopping center there say they will not give up their fight against the project. At a packed meeting, the council...
Volunteers, interest groups and others are rushing to register voters as Maryland's deadline to do so in time for the November general election looms less than two weeks away. But while recent voter-registration scandals have been cause for concern in...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Elections, Democratic Party, Voting, DREAM Act
Maryland enters uncharted political territory this fall as voters for the first time in decades face four major ballot questions. An onslaught of costly advertising is likely as competing interests from all over the country try to sway the state's...
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