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  • Ferguson and the 'us vs. them' illusion

    As the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter "he's preparing for peace and war." What the governor did, in the tense uncertainty preceding the decision,...
  • Brown did everything wrong

    Brown did everything wrong
    Surprise! All the money the Democrats could muster and donate to the ill-conceived and executed run by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who outspent his counterpart by a 5-to-1 margin proved fruitless ("Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong," Nov. 17)! It...
  • Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million

    Hogan, Brown spent a combined $24 million
    Despite the barrage of political ads that assailed the eyes and ears of Marylanders in the recent governor's race, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan didn't set a spending record. Spending by the Hogan and Brown campaigns —...
  • Dems' clout dims

    Dems' clout dims
    Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin should realize it's not about the bacon; they were elected to protect the residents of Maryland from federal overreach. Yet they have become the type of politicians who think they know what is best for the...
  • Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people

    Gov. Scott offers Lifetime Sportsman's License discount for young people
      Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 – half the current cost of $1,000 – from Nov. 24-Dec. 31.   The license covers saltwater...
  • The bogus 'rain tax' repeal

    The bogus 'rain tax' repeal
    Despite facing a bigger-than-expected budget shortfall, and although he promised a policy blackout until he takes office, Governor-elect Larry Hogan last week publicly reiterated his support for repealing Maryland's "rain tax" while meeting with fellow...
  • State Kicks In $850,000 for New Britain Costco Project

    State Kicks In $850,000 for New Britain Costco Project
    NEW BRITAIN — The state on Tuesday came through with $850,000 in aid for the Costco project, allowing the city to scale back the size of its tax incentive for the retailer. Costco wants to open a warehouse store on Hartford Road, and the city...
  • O'Malley sticks it to farmers on his way out the door

    O'Malley sticks it to farmers on his way out the door
    On behalf of 36,000 Maryland Farm Bureau families, I have to disagree with your editorial on the issue of the new phosphorus rules ("Phosphorus rules, finally," Nov. 18). Gov. Martin O'Malley did not get it right. In fact, this is effectively just one...
  • Wolf's Medicaid expansion plan a positive step

    Wolf's Medicaid expansion plan a positive step
    It may be an auspicious start to Tom Wolf leading our state, for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents could have expansion of Medicaid (unlike our present governor who opts for cost-sharing and limiting benefits for the impoverished). An...
  • O'Malley orders state flag to half-staff for Baltimore fire officer who died last week

    O'Malley orders state flag to half-staff for Baltimore fire officer who died last week
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has ordered the Maryland flag lowered to half-staff Thursday to honor Lt. James E. Bethea, a 40-year Baltimore firefighter who died in an East Baltimore blaze last week. Bethea, 62, a fire safety officer, died of smoke inhalation...
  • Despite Governor's Pledge, Republicans Warn Of Tax Increases

    Despite Governor's Pledge, Republicans Warn Of Tax Increases
    HARTFORD — Republican legislators said Wednesday that they fear tax increases could be coming next year because of the state's budget problems, despite pledges by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy not to let that happen. Malloy repeated his no-...