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  • Mayor says she will veto body camera bill

    Mayor says she will veto body camera bill
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she will veto a City Council bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras if the legislation makes it to her desk before policy questions have been resolved. "I would rather be thoughtful and right...
  • Maryland needs more sunshine

    When legislation passes the Maryland General Assembly unanimously, it usually means that it doesn’t do much aside from make lawmakers look good. Such was the case with House Bill 658, which started life as an effort to make state government more...
  • E.W. Jackson says Democrats attack Christian values with anti-discrimination laws about gays and lesbians

    Bishop E.W. Jackson, last year’s unsuccessful GOP candidate for Lt. Governor, is still speaking out on political issues – telling supporters he’s been traveling the midterm election battlegrounds such as North Carolina and Arkansas to...
  • This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

    A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.  The idea of their...
  • Vote yes on the Illinois constitutional amendments

    Vote yes on the Illinois constitutional amendments
    This page had dearly hoped voters would have a chance on Nov. 4 to wrest some power from the tight group of pols who control state government. You won't get that chance. Citizen initiatives to institute term limits and end the gerrymandering of state...
  • City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'

    City solicitor calls police body camera bill 'illegal'
    The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority. City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...
  • Medicare Advocates Asking Congress For Stronger Network Assurances

    Medicare advocates said Tuesday that patients deserve protections included in legislation introduced in June by Connecticut members of Congress. The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center held a phone conference with U.S. Rep. Rosa...
  • School funding bill stirs debate at forum

    School funding bill stirs debate at forum
    None of the experts at a recent forum at Deerfield High School claimed Senate Bill 16 was a perfect fix to the state's flawed school funding formula. But they did seem to agree it has triggered an important conversation on providing fair and adequate...
  • California's 'yes means yes' sexual standard has liberals divided

    California has always been a laboratory for liberal thought. Now one of the state's latest experiments is dividing top liberal thinkers. In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law mandating California universities that receive public funding to...
  • South Korea's president warns of long-term economic stagnation risk

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye warned the economy is at risk of falling into long-term stagnation and urged for speedier handling of economic law bills in parliament. Low growth, low inflation and a weak Japanese yen , along...
  • Abortion rights are still under attack in the US

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, Oct. 27: The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Texas law this month that would close almost all abortion clinics in that state, but Texas is far from alone. Its law is...