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  • Petition on death penalty repeal lacking enough signatures

    Petition on death penalty repeal lacking enough signatures
    Activists who worked to repeal the death penalty anxiously awaited news Friday that their efforts would not be overturned by a successful petition drive.  "It sounds like they're going to announce that they don't have the signatures," said Jane...
  • Efforts to restore capital punishment fall short

    Efforts to restore capital punishment fall short
    Maryland's death penalty will be wiped from the books in October now that efforts to reinstate capital punishment have fallen short. The petition drive to halt repeal of the death penalty ended Friday afternoon, when organizers said they could not...
  • Referendum bill would broaden access to the polls

    Referendum bill would broaden access to the polls
    As an elected official, I've introduced legislation this session titled the Referendum Integrity Act, which seeks to address shortfalls in Maryland's referendum system while also making the process of gathering signatures in Maryland more transparent...
  • 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'...
  • Harford legislators fighting to stop gun control bill

    As the gun control debate rages in Annapolis, many Harford County's legislators say they oppose tougher laws on ownership and registration, landing them in the minority among their colleagues in the Maryland General Assembly. All three of Harford's...
  • 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...
  • Md. petition reform: a tempest in a teapot

    Md. petition reform: a tempest in a teapot
    Twenty years after the last time Maryland voters weighed in on a law passed by the General Assembly, they got the chance to do it three times in 2012, with referendums on in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage and a...
  • Balto. Co. elections board rejects referendum bid on zoning decisions

    Balto. Co. elections board rejects referendum bid on zoning decisions
    Baltimore County elections officials on Tuesday rejected a referendum challenge to a planned Wegmans in Owings Mills and a mixed-use development in Middle River, saying petitions used in the ballot drive did not give voters enough information. Board of...
  • 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...