Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Monday at a West Baltimore bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue, picking a spot of significance to African-American history as she offered support for Brown's bid to become Maryland's first black governor.
Hospitals and other health care interests spent more than $3.6 million on lobbying in Maryland the first half of the year, more than any other industry, according to an analysis by Common Cause Maryland.
Maryland firearms dealers rank number three in the nation for the number of guns lost or stolen from their inventories, putting us all at risk from weapons that fall into the wrong hands. A new state law should help.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent turned Republican activist, set his sights Tuesday on taking back Maryland's 6th District congressional seat for the GOP. But state Sen. Nancy Jacobs, one of the state's longest-serving Republican lawmakers, said she will not seek re-election in 2014, adding to the attrition of the GOP's small band of senators.
An unprecedented surge of applications to purchase guns has overwhelmed Maryland's system for checking out the buyers. Dealers are required to wait seven days before releasing a firearm — in the past enough time for the state police to complete the background check. But lately, it's taken two months or more. Some dealers have stopped waiting.
A growing revolt in rural Maryland counties against Gov. Martin O'Malley's new gun law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the sheriff of Garrett County declared this week that the measure was unconstitutional and that he would enforce only the provisions he believes are valid.
Criticism mounted Thursday over the gift of a National Rifle Association lifetime membership from Anne Arundel County Republicans to a boy who was suspended from school in March when he chewed a pastry into the shape of a pistol.
Despite a threat to leave Maryland if strict gun-control laws passed, Beretta USA said it has no plans to abandon its headquarters on the Potomac. At least a dozen other states have tried to woo gun makers elsewhere, hoping for piece of a the booming gun industry fueled, analysts say, by fear of new gun laws.
At best, Ben Carson's remarks showed a breathtaking lack of understanding, and at worst, bigotry. When opponents of gay marriage mention pedophilia and bestiality in the same sentence as homosexuality, they know exactly what they are doing: they are illegitimizing and belittling homosexual love as being as perverted and deviant as the other practices.
Despite Beretta's threats that the company would leave Maryland if new gun laws were passed and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Beretta USA has no current plans to abandon its headquarters in Prince George's County.
By the time Gov. Martin O'Malley left the Democratic convention last fall, he had schmoozed with party leaders from Iowa, spoken to potential donors and hosted swanky parties that kept delegates entertained into the next morning.