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  • The anonymous billionaire's club

    There was probably some eye-rolling last week when Hillary Clinton resolved to make campaign finance reform one of the major themes of her campaign for the presidency. After all, she's already indicated she wants to raise $2.5 billion for her own...
  • Save money with solar energy

    Save money with solar energy
    Regarding your recent report "Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op" (April 11) there has been an important development for solar energy in Maryland. This month the General Assembly passed a bill championed by Sen. Victor Ramirez and Del. Luke...
  • Our say: Delay on police barrack a disappointment

    Our say: Delay on police barrack a disappointment
    The recent General Assembly session turned out well for Annapolis. There was a $2 million appropriation for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, which will go toward that facility's five-year renovation plan. There was $250,000 for renovation of the James...
  • Guest column: Gerrymandering does damage to democracy

    Guest column: Gerrymandering does damage to democracy
    Abraham Lincoln, arguably the nation's greatest president, said in 1858: "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed." Apparently, the Maryland General Assembly didn't get the word. It again...
  • Funds for mental health are needed now

    Funds for mental health are needed now
    Maryland legislators have fenced off some $200 million in the state budget that cannot be spent unless the governor appropriates it for education, health care or a pay increase for state workers ("Hogan's choice," April 14). I was encouraged that Gov....
  • Assembly passes several Carroll bills

    Assembly passes several Carroll bills
    Several Carroll County bills, including a gaming bill and a bond bill, as well as several pieces of legislation reforming the state's Public Information Act, were passed by the General Assembly and have been or are soon expected to be signed into law....
  • Our say: 2015 session didn't turn out badly for Hogan

    Our say: 2015 session didn't turn out badly for Hogan
    The General Assembly session started with hymns to bipartisanship so fervent one half expected to see rose petals dropping from the State House rafters. It was a bit much to expect the legislature to adjourn the same way — this is Maryland, after...
  • Maryland legislature revamps public information law

    Maryland legislature revamps public information law
    Obtaining documents from government agencies in Maryland is no simple task. The process typically involves filing a written request under the state's Public Information Act and waiting up to 30 days — but can also lead to disputes over...
  • Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland

    Gender-based pay disparities persist in Maryland
    Women in Maryland earn less than men for the same work in every county but Prince George's, new data shows, yet the state fares better than most, according to another survey, with the second-smallest gender-based pay gap in the nation. Overall, women...
  • Legislators have a mandate, too

    Legislators have a mandate, too
    A recent letter writer was quick to point out that Gov. Larry Hogan was sent to Annapolis to do the voters' bidding ("Hogan stands up to Democrats," April 15). What did the voters who elected members of the General Assembly get? Aren't they sent there...
  • County seems set on staying in bay coalition

    County seems set on staying in bay coalition
    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners seems to be leaning toward remaining a member of the Clean Chesapeake Coalition, despite other member counties leaving the group and the possibility of membership dues increasing beyond $25,000 annually....