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  • Out-of-control Question 7 campaign spending a function of excessive government

    Sen. Brian Frosh's comment that the $40 million raised so far by gambling interests in Maryland for the casino referendum constitutes "wretched excess" is incredibly naive ("Record $40 million raised for and against gambling referendum," Oct. 13). The...
  • Franchot is latest Democrat to reject congressional map

    Comptroller Peter Franchot has become the latest prominent Democrat to reject the congressional redistricting map drawn by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly, urging Marylanders to vote it down at the polls Nov. 6. During a radio appearance...
  • Don't let developers hijack county zoning process

    Don't let developers hijack county zoning process
    Stop! Don't sign it! A petition drive secretly sponsored by developers Howard Brown and David Cordish has been circulating for the last few weeks in an effort to quash all of the zoning changes in Council Districts 2 and 6 that were approved in August by...
  • Penn National puts up $5.5 million to defeat gambling expansion in Md

    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...
  • Penn National opens checkbook in ballot campaign

    Penn National opens checkbook in ballot campaign
    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...
  • Early voting starts Saturday, runs 6 days

    Starting Saturday, Marylanders can go to the polls and cast their votes for president and other matters on this fall's ballot. But those who wish to enter the voting booth before Election Day shouldn't wait too long. Maryland's early-voting period runs...
  • Names of petition signers public

    Maryland's rarely used referendum mechanism includes a twist few anticipated when they signed petitions over the past two years: All of those names and addresses are public information. The issue made its way into headlines in recent weeks when Gallaudet...
  • Bartlett, Delaney face off on state ballot questions

    Bartlett, Delaney face off on state ballot questions
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who is fighting for political survival in the competitive 6th Congressional District, said during a televised debate Tuesday that he is conflicted about an upcoming ballot question that would let some illegal immigrants pay in-...
  • Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate

    Maryland Senate candidates face off in debate
    Four candidates for U.S. Senate wrangled over the economy, budget deficits and the state's controversial ballot initiatives in a Wednesday radio debate that stressed deep ideological differences on how to deal with the nation's pressing problems....
  • Harford, Cecil are ready for presidential election

    Harford, Cecil are ready for presidential election
    The Presidential Election is drawing near for voters in Harford and Cecil counties, with early voting starting around the state Saturday in advance of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. While the Barack Obama – Mitt Romney race for President is the...
  • Howard voters asked to raise bar on petition drives

    Howard County residents have tried four times in the past nine years to challenge local government decisions on taxes and land use by referendum and failed each time to get the questions on the ballot. They've been rebuffed by opinions of the county's law...
  • Group opposing three ballot questions plans rally

    The group that petitioned three General Assembly laws to the November ballot is planning a fundraiser and rally in Anne Arundel County Monday -- their first major event in the heated campaign. Neil Parrott, the founder of MDPetitions.com, said his goal...