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  • With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016

    With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016
    His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office. As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...
  • Tax cuts for the rich [Editorial]

    Tax cuts for the rich  [Editorial]
    A consensus is emerging among Maryland Republicans that a top priority for the state's economic development is to reduce the state's income tax rates or even to eliminate the tax entirely. They argue that Maryland's taxes have gone up far too much...
  • A legislative governor [Editorial]

    A legislative governor [Editorial]
    If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...
  • Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting

    Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting
    Arguing their safe access to public lands is threatened, birders are making a last-ditch appeal to Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would expand hunting on Sundays in western Maryland. The Maryland Ornithological Society joined horse lovers...
  • 10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats

    10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats
    Now, the real fun starts. It's a mad, mad dash to the June 24 gubernatorial primary as the many undecided, unimpressed Democrats try to answer a what's-worse question that goes like this: What's worse, a lieutenant governor (Anthony Brown) who "squibbed...
  • O'Malley headed to California, Wisconsin

    O'Malley headed to California, Wisconsin
    Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to chat up Democrats in California and Wisconsin in the coming months in what his advisers call a tour to elect more Democrats. The trips will bring O'Malley, who is considering a bid for president, to activists in both states...
  • A Democrat who can't vote for Brown [Letter]

    A Democrat who can't vote for Brown [Letter]
    There will be droves of registered Maryland voters who will vote for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be Maryland's next governor simply because they do not want to cross party lines. I can relate to that, because, being a lifelong Democrat approaching 60...
  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • Someone is qualified to be Md. governor — he's just not a Democrat [Letter]

    Someone is qualified to be Md. governor — he's just not a Democrat [Letter]
    In a recent letter to the editor, K. Cooper was half right — the Democrats have no one who is genuinely qualified to be Maryland's next governor ("Who's qualified to be Maryland's next governor? No one!" April 5). However, the Republicans do:...
  • Brown doesn't understand the problems of small business owners [Letter]

    Brown doesn't understand the problems of small business owners [Letter]
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown wants to be governor and to be responsible for the state's budget, but he displayed his lack of fiscal responsibility in his handling of the Maryland health care exchange and in his statements about raising the minimum wage ("...
  • Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

    Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years. Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
  • Brown, Gansler pitch domestic violence programs

    Brown, Gansler pitch domestic violence programs
    Two top Democrats vying to become governor on Friday pitched competing proposals to curb domestic violence, telling legislators current laws do not go far enough to protect children. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, testifying before the House Judiciary...