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  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often negotiate or vote on matters of concern to those who financially supported them, such as land use and zoning issues. Political Action Committees representing unions that negotiate contracts with county executives (that require approval by county councils) have often written $6,000 checks to candidates.
  • Obama weighs detainee hearings

    Obama weighs detainee hearings
    — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....

    Few details released in fatal FBI shooting in Owings Mills

    Few details released in fatal FBI shooting in Owings Mills
    The FBI said Saturday three of its special agents were working with other law enforcement on a drug investigation when agents fatally shot a man Friday in Owings Mills, but declined to release key details about the circumstances of the incident. In a...

    Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit

    Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit
    Six regional and national advocacy organizations have filed arguments in federal court on behalf of a transgender retired police sergeant who brought a discrimination suit against Howard County after she was rejected for a volunteer police mounted patrol....

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...