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James Brochin

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  • General Assembly redistricting challenges argued at top court

    General Assembly redistricting challenges argued at top court
    Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper. "Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
  • Counties skirt intent of state speed camera law

    Counties skirt intent of state speed camera law
    Federal Hill resident Sean O'Connor wants to fact-check the automated speed camera ticket that he got in Baltimore County. But he can't. "It is not precise enough," said O'Connor, 27, who got the ticket in September alleging he was traveling 47 mph on...
  • General Assembly session ends in flurry of votes

    General Assembly session ends in flurry of votes
    Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day. As...
  • City suspends speed camera tickets amid new mistakes

    City suspends speed camera tickets amid new mistakes
    Baltimore officials announced Tuesday that they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network. The Baltimore Sun found that a recently...
  • Ads to promote new gun control law

    Ads to promote new gun control law
    Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday — the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it....
  • Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate

    Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate
    A key senator announced his support for gay marriage legislation on Thursday, giving it enough votes to clear the upper chamber. The declaration by Sen. James C. Rosapepe came shortly after a Senate committee approved an amended version of the...
  • O'Malley says he won't call session until leaders have a deal

    O'Malley says he won't call session until leaders have a deal
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't call a special session of the General Assembly to fix what he and many other Democrats see as a devastating hole in the state budget until legislative leaders agree on a plan to fix it. Raquel Guillory, the governor's...
  • NAACP head calls for death penalty abolition this year

    Ben Jealous, the national NAACP president, came to Annapolis Tuesday to call on Maryland legislators to make this the year the state does away with the death penalty. Flanked by several legislators, Jealous said he intends to return to Annapolis...
  • O'Malley floats sales tax increase

    O'Malley floats sales tax increase
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday floated the idea of adding one cent to the sales tax to address Maryland's budget problems, saying the money would give the state "flexibility" to pay for programs and to borrow more for road projects. "If I had my...
  • Baltimore loses clout in redistricting

    Baltimore would lose two of its 18 delegates and share one of its six senators with Baltimore County under new state legislative map proposed Friday by a panel appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The changes would further diminish the city's power in...
  • Religious leaders testify against O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill

    Religious leaders testify against O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill
    They have the governor's backing and a rewritten bill, but advocates of legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland have made little progress in quieting the concerns of many faith leaders who adamantly oppose the legislation. "Society should protect and...