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  • Superintendent's missteps show why county needs an elected school board [Letter]

    Superintendent's missteps show why county needs an elected school board [Letter]
    Baltimore County Superintendent of Education Dallas Dance received a job from SUPES Academy after providing that same company with an $857,000 contract with Baltimore County Schools. This action has the appearance of a conflict of interest and violation...
  • The governor's creative bookkeeping [Commentary]

    The governor's creative bookkeeping [Commentary]
    In a couple of weeks, state legislators will gather in Annapolis for the annual circus that is the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. Given that 2014 is also an election year, the show will be even more entertaining, or depressing, depending...
  • Raise legislators salaries [Letter]

    Raise legislators salaries [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial about state lawmakers' salaries, as far back as the late 1960s an independent group from Rutgers University evaluated Maryland General Assembly members' pay and concluded that the then salary of $2,400 a year should be...
  • Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment

    Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment
    Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years. Such investment...
  • Ban the booth [Editorial]

    Ban the booth  [Editorial]
    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in humans, and within the U.S. more than 9,100 men and women die each year from melanomas of the skin. That puts it among the top-10 deadliest forms of cancer, ranking 6th overall for whites. Given...
  • Settling the estate tax [Editorial]

    Settling the estate tax  [Editorial]
    Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
  • No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis

    No Obamacare exchange hearings, no accountability in Annapolis
    As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange.  After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
  • The Costco example [Editorial]

    The Costco example  [Editorial]
    "No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
  • Constitutional amendment needed to overturn Citizens United ruling [Letter]

    Thanks for your recent editorial on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case ("Campaign reform in action," Feb. 4). Any attempt that seeks to correct the damage the Citizens United decision wreaked on our democracy must be lauded....
  • Havre de Grace city councilman files for Harford council seat

    Havre de Grace City Councilman Joseph Smith announced he filed this week for the Democratic nomination for the Harford County Council's District F seat representing the Havre de Grace and Riverside areas. A human resource consultant and small business...
  • The reality of term limits [Editorial]

    The reality of term limits  [Editorial]
    In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...