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James Brochin

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  • After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees

    After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees
    In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted. Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...
  • Court ruling upends Maryland's sex offender registry

    Court ruling upends Maryland's sex offender registry
    The memory of the break-in still stirs terror three decades later: The Rockville woman was ordered out of bed at knifepoint by a teenage burglar, who commanded her to stare out a window as he started to take off her robe. Before anything else could...
  • Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races

    Some incumbents trailing in high-profile General Assembly races
    At least six General Assembly incumbents were trailing opponents after early primary returns Tuesday evening — but many incumbents were turning back tough challenges. With early results reported from polls across the state, state Sen. James...
  • Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment

    Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment
    Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison over the weekend, but a thorny debate outlived him: What should happen to the four other death-row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of Maryland's capital punishment law? Booth-El's death,...
  • Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly

    Speed camera reform bill passes General Assembly
    The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation Thursday that will provide new protections for motorists from erroneous tickets and other speed camera abuses, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature. The compromise measure —...
  • Accord reached on county school board bill

    Accord reached on county school board bill
    Parents who have fought for years to get an elected school board in Baltimore County have won key support for a compromise measure that is given a good chance of passage in the General Assembly. The county's House and Senate delegations voted...
  • Advocates in General Assembly push for transgender rights

    Advocates in General Assembly push for transgender rights
    Transgender people and their advocates urged a panel of senators Tuesday to help make Maryland the 18th state to protect them from discrimination in housing, at work and in public places. Lawmakers have considered expanding anti-discrimination laws to...
  • Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite

    Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite
    For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is...
  • O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal

    O'Malley predicts voters would back death penalty repeal
    Expressing confidence that "the will is there" in the General Assembly to do away with capital punishment, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted Tuesday that Maryland voters would uphold a decision to repeal the death penalty. As expected, O'Malley announced...
  • Bill seeks to block MTA from recording passengers' conversations

    Bill seeks to block MTA from recording passengers' conversations
    A bill to ban the Maryland Transit Administration's practice of recording conversations on its buses has been filed by two state senators. James Brochin, a Baltimore County Democrat, and Allan Kittleman, a Republican representing Howard and Carroll...
  • Senate votes to ban drunken sailing

    Senate votes to ban drunken sailing
    The Maryland Senate gave its answer to the old question of "what do you with a drunken sailor" by voting to bring people who operate sailboats while intoxicated under the same law as power boat operators. Senators voted 37-8 to add sail-only vessels...