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  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Michael J. Wagner, businessman and former Md. senator, dies at 72

    Michael J. Wagner, businessman and former Md. senator, dies at 72
    Michael J. Wagner, who served in the Maryland Senate and was a Glen Burnie business owner, died of cancer early Thursday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. The Ferndale resident was 72. "He worked hard for the people he represented,"...
  • Don't inhibit campus debates [Letter]

    As a professor at American University's School of International Service, I am alarmed that two bipartisan bills are currently being considered by the Maryland General Assembly ("Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12). Senate Bill 647...
  • Avoid a special session in Annapolis [Editorial]

    If the Harford County delegation to Annapolis can be part of preventing a special session of the Maryland General Assembly after the election, they will have at least accomplished something. Partially because they are mostly members of the largely...
  • Md. salary database reveals top paid state employees

    Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
  • Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]

    Time to raise stagnant wages for lowest-paid workers [Commentary]
    On Jan. 1 of this year, over 2.5 million low-paid workers throughout the country got a raise. Unfortunately, none of these workers lives in Maryland. Thanks to minimum wage increases that took effect on New Year's Day in 13 states, including Arizona,...
  • Singling out pit bulls is unfair [Commentary]

    Singling out pit bulls is unfair  [Commentary]
    Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this week to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently...
  • Fire tax hardly a burning need in Harford [Editorial]

    Before Harford County entertains even a notion of levying a fire tax to support the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, the citizens need to have full access to the local fire company books. During a recent meeting of a county government...
  • Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens

    Raising minimum wage top issue as Assembly opens
    Raising the minimum wage in Maryland will be the top issue for leading Democrats when state lawmakers return to Annapolis on Wednesday to embark on their annual legislative session. Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to champion the idea in his final year in...
  • Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]

    Expect legislators to shun drama in an election year [Editorial]
    Political pundits and poohbahs are weighing in on what to expect as the 2014 Maryland General Assembly convenes Wednesday and various agendas come to the fore. Every legislator has a want list and hours can be spent taking the temperatures of our...
  • Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation

    Back Story: All-but-forgotten Marylander was first president under Articles of Confederation
    "Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...