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  • End the abuse [Editorial]

    End the abuse  [Editorial]
    Maryland has made significant progress in recent years toward reducing cases of domestic violence against women and children in the state. During the last decade, domestic violence assaults have fallen 20 percent, and homicides of women and children...
  • Hogan to seek public financing in GOP primary for governor

    Hogan to seek public financing in GOP primary for governor
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan said Monday that he will accept public financing in the GOP primary, becoming the second person seeking the office this year to participate in a system that had been dormant for almost two decades. The...
  • Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage

    Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage
    A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
  • Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment

    Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment
    Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison over the weekend, but a thorny debate outlived him: What should happen to the four other death-row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of Maryland's capital punishment law? Booth-El's death,...
  • Broken promises [Editorial]

    Broken promises  [Editorial]
    In 2011, Maryland's state government was facing significant budget challenges in both the short term and the long term. The lingering effects of the recession and the waning of federal stimulus funds had blown a hole of about $1.6 billion in the state's...
  • Candidates discuss marijuana, housing, economics

    Candidates discuss marijuana, housing, economics
    Though the governor's race has already featured attack ads, the state's top candidates focused more on their own platforms than their opponents' at a Prince George's County forum Monday night. Attorney General Douglas Gansler defended his comments about...
  • No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis

    No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis
    As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange.  After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
  • Skybox guests pay for the honor [Letter]

    Skybox guests pay for the honor [Letter]
    In your report on Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's hosting campaign contributors in the state's skybox at the Washington Redskins' stadium, I got the impression that this was real news when in fact it's not. In the past The Sun has reported that former Mayor...
  • State highlights agencies that cut energy use

    Two Maryland departments that have  taken their share of knocks got some good news Thursday as they were among the big winners in a competition between agencies over which are doing the best job of conserving energy. Underscoring his personal interest...
  • Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake

    Pa. woman getting emails from Maryland health insurance shoppers by mistake
    Elisabeth Smith is not a navigator hired by the Maryland's health exchange. She can't help anyone sign up for health insurance. Please stop emailing her. Smith isn't sure who is handing out her personal email address, a Gmail account, and she asked...
  • Former Md. health exchange director given five wage increases

    Former Md. health exchange director given five wage increases
    Rebecca Pearce, who resigned under pressure in December as the director of the state's troubled health insurance exchange, was given five wage increases during her nearly 27-month tenure — including one scheduled raise after she stepped down,...
  • Democratic running mates have evening in the spotlight

    Democratic running mates have evening in the spotlight
    The No. 2 members of the three contending Democratic gubernatorial tickets sparred Friday  night in a well-attended debate in East Baltimore in which they clashed over marijuana legalization, taxation, health care and other issues. Howard County...