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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally

    Brown proposes college loans for children of immigrants here illegally
    Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally. Brown's proposal came on a busy day in the...
  • Advocates square off over state immigration bill

    Advocates square off over state immigration bill
    Advocates and law enforcement officials called on state lawmakers Thursday to approve legislation that would limit the circumstances under which illegal immigrants could be held in jail — a proposal intended to curb a 5-year-old federal...
  • Senate moves to legalize gambling in home

    Senate moves to legalize gambling in home
    Playing poker or bridge at home with cash stakes would become legal under a bill approved this week by the Senate. Though rarely enforced, it is a misdemeanor in Maryland for individuals to gamble, even in the privacy of their own homes. Sen. Nancy J....
  • Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments

    Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments
    After Ryan Weinberger's parents died while he was in foster care, Maryland collected his Social Security survivor's benefits of more than $30,000 to help cover his state-funded living expenses. Now Weinberger, 21, wants to persuade the General...
  • Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
  • Local governments confront questionable claims

    Local governments confront questionable claims
    Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn. As Detective Anthony Fata sat bleeding from a leg wound, officers scrambled around corners and up stairwells, frantically searching for a "junkie-looking black male." The...
  • Lawmakers respond to ground-rent ruling

    Lawmakers respond to ground-rent ruling
    Lawmakers in Annapolis moved Monday night to take another look at Maryland's arcane ground-rent system only days after the state's highest court invalidated a key element of sweeping reforms enacted seven years ago. Emergency ground-rent bills were...
  • Mizeur criticizes Brown over foreclosures

    Mizeur criticizes Brown over foreclosures
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur on Tuesday accused her front-running rival, Lt. Anthony G. Brown, of playing “petty, cynical politics” when he criticized Attorney General Douglas F. GanslerĀ over Maryland’s burgeoning...
  • Injustice at DHR [Editorial]

    Injustice at DHR  [Editorial]
    Maryland's practice of shoring up its foster care budget by appropriating the Social Security survivor benefits of the children in its care is questionable and merits close scrutiny by legislators. Maryland is hardly alone in taking this step, and...
  • Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing

    Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing
    Hal Stuart was appalled to learn his son was dunked in ice water, beaten with a paddle and driven around blindfolded in a speeding car, all part of a 2012 fraternity initiation at Salisbury University. Hoping to prevent other college students from...
  • Voters yet to get clear picture of Brown's vision for Maryland

    Voters yet to get clear picture of Brown's vision for Maryland
    As the front-runner in the Democratic race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown often rallies his supporters as though he were already the incumbent. He touts the past seven years under Gov. Martin O'Malley as "righting the ship" — but then...
  • Costs for Red, Purple lines increase, even as major funding is proposed

    Costs for Red, Purple lines increase, even as major funding is proposed
    The estimated costs for the Red and Purple transit lines in Baltimore and suburban Washington increased in recent years, an analysis released Wednesday by the Federal Transit Administration showed. The Red Line, which would cut west-to-east across and at...