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  • U.S. Rep. Barletta seeks to remove killer interred in Pa. veterans cemetery

    HARRISBURG — The remains of a convicted murderer must be removed from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery so it can remain hallowed ground, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said Tuesday. Barletta, R-11th District, has introduced legislation in Congress to...
  • Does brewing ordinance apply to proposed Emmaus distillery?

    Does brewing ordinance apply to proposed Emmaus distillery?
    Correction: Emmaus Councilman Jeff Shubzda spoke in support of revising an ordinance to allow distilleries and wineries in addition to breweries to operate in the borough. A prior version of this story misstated his stance. There may soon be a...
  • Veto of felon voting bill disenfranchised 40,000 Marylanders

    Veto of felon voting bill disenfranchised 40,000 Marylanders
    After the death of Freddie Gray, leaders from Annapolis came into our neighborhoods, shot some hoops, attended church services and gave lip service about change. But those leaders have never endured the high levels of poverty, lack of access to fresh...
  • Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies

    Schakowsky-Durbin bill would reward worker-friendly companies
    Block Steel on the west end of Skokie is one of the companies that would benefit under proposed national legislation creating a tax credit for providing "fair wages and good benefits to workers," according to U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9). That's why...
  • UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases

    UC law students celebrate exemption from supplemental fee increases
    What was in effect a footnote in Gov. Jerry Brown's recent proposed budget for the University of California has turned into a cause for major celebration among UC law students. Surprising many faculty, Brown and the UC regents have exempted the four law...
  • California students shouldn't get placed in fake classes

    California students shouldn't get placed in fake classes
    When it was revealed that students at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles and other schools were being assigned to "classes" in which nothing was actually taught, many people wondered how this could happen. Isn't it against the law to stick kids in...
  • Hager named as legislative liaison

    Hager named as legislative liaison
    Carroll County will soon have another voice in Annapolis tasked with fighting for residents' concerns by assisting legislators in developing and reviewing bills with the potential to affect the county. Phil Hager, the county's director of the Department...
  • Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Four Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. With just over a week left before the legislative session ends, the House will meet Tuesday. Among the items still to be decided: finalizing the state budget. 2. Should minors be allowed to use medical marijuana? The General Law Committee Tuesday...
  • Going gentle into that good night in Md.

    Going gentle into that good night in Md.
    Despite widespread support in the General Assembly, the "Death with Dignity" bill, which would permit a doctor to prescribe life-ending drugs to certain terminally ill patients, was not voted upon in its recent legislative session. Instead, it was...
  • Senators accept plan to squeeze military commissary benefit

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least 2 percentage points next year, as well as cut store operating...
  • Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to rename bridge after Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to rename bridge after Joe Paterno
    Joe Paterno's legacy remains a very controversial subject, but that hasn't stopped one Pennsylvania lawmaker from campaigning to have a bridge named after the longtime Penn State football coach. According to PennLive.com, Pennsylvania state Rep. Michael...