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James Brochin

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  • Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map

    Senate gives initial approval to O'Malley map
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
  • Baltimore's crime paradox

    Baltimore's crime paradox
    A hard truth about being Baltimore's mayor is that there is almost never a good time to declare progress. Whenever there is good news to report, it will almost inevitably collide with a fresh tragedy. That's what happened to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Congressional map draws tepid support, even opposition, from some Democrats

    Congressional map draws tepid support, even opposition, from some Democrats
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Western Maryland Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have...
  • MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble

    MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble
    A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
  • Don't be duped: Vote no on Question 7

    There's a famous scene in Robert Penn Warren's political novel, "All the Kings Men," where Willie Stark delivers a fiery speech telling the people that they have been lied to and that the political establishment was counting on them being a bunch of...
  • Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests

    Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests
    The extra police officers sent to the Inner Harbor and downtown to combat unruly youths and crime this past weekend recorded 40 arrests, including more than 10 for drug possession, and two handguns seized. It's a snapshot of crime covering a single,...
  • 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...
  • State lawmaker: Graziano said in January deal was near for city housing authority to pay lead judgments

    State lawmaker: Graziano said in January deal was near for city housing authority to pay lead judgments
    By now, Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg says he expected big news from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City — that it had found a way to resolve the millions of dollars in court-ordered judgments it owes former public housing residents who suffered lead...
  • 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...