California Gov. Jerry Brown has reason to appreciate the saying that what goes around, comes around. Some 38 years after coping with a massive drought in the Golden State in his first governorship, he's beleaguered again by the same natural disaster.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued about 150 pardons to convicted offenders over the past three years, after rarely exercising his power to grant clemency in his first term. But despite the uptick, the governor has remained stingy when considering clemency, rejecting nearly 1,300 cases that came across his desk.
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken -- and can prove they learned from -- certain "massive open online courses," known as MOOCs.