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James Brochin

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gay marriage bill clears Senate panel, may go to floor Wednesday for debate

    Gay marriage bill clears Senate panel, may go to floor Wednesday for debate
    The governor's bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland sailed through the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday and is expected to be debated on the Senate floor as early as Wednesday. Supporters easily defeated two proposed amendments....
  • New legislative map becomes law

    The balance of legislative power in Maryland tips farther away from Baltimore under the new legislative boundaries that quietly became law Friday. The city loses two of its 18 delegates and will have to share a senator with Baltimore County under the...
  • Assembly shifts attention from love to money

    The first 45 days of the General Assembly session were dominated by talk of marriage. The theme for the second half is shaping up to be money — and there's not enough of it. Thursday's Senate vote approving same-sex marriage in Maryland came on the...
  • 'Doomsday' budget would slash education, police aid

    State aid to public schools and universities could be slashed, 500 state jobs abolished and local law enforcement grants eliminated under a "doomsday" budget prepared for the Maryland Senate to show the impact of a budget balanced without tax increases....
  • 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...
  • Brochin floats idea of surcharge to pay housing authority lead paint judgments

    Brochin floats idea of surcharge to pay housing authority lead paint judgments
    State Sen. James Brochin suggested Wednesday that a surcharge could be used to help the Housing Authority of Baltimore City pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments that it owes former public housing tenants who suffered lead-paint poisoning...
  • 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...