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  • Harford's Norman joins Senate judicial proceedings, court rules panels

    State Sen. Wayne Norman, who represents Harford and Cecil counties, has received two significant committee assignments in his first 30 days as a senator. A Republican, Norman is the senior minority member of the Judicial Proceedings Committee and the...
  • Baltimore County Council divided over how far to cut 'rain tax'

    Baltimore County Council divided over how far to cut 'rain tax'
    As the Baltimore County Council considers cutting the county's stormwater fees by one-third, members are being pressured to slash the so-called "rain tax" even further. Several people told council members during a public hearing Tuesday afternoon that...
  • Bill to restrict borrowing by candidates triggered by Brown loan

    Bill to restrict borrowing by candidates triggered by Brown loan
    A proposed bill in the Maryland Senate would outlaw a type of loan taken out by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown in his failed campaign for governor last year when he borrowed $500,000 from a union in the final weeks of his campaign. Sen. Gail Bates, a...
  • Measure would raise mandatory judicial retirement age to 75

    Measure would raise mandatory judicial retirement age to 75
    The top Democrat and leading Republican in the Maryland Senate have proposed a state constitutional amendment that would raise the mandatory retirement age for the state’s judges from 70 to 75. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Minority...
  • Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph

    Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph
    The top speed on some Maryland highways could go to 70 miles per hour under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday. The measure carried by a vote of 39 to 7, with dissenters warning increasing speed limits could cause more crashes and traffic fatalities....
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
  • Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.

    Hundreds turn out to remember Frank Conaway Sr.
    Hundreds of people, including top city and state officials, turned out Monday to remember longtime Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. at a funeral held at Morgan State University's Fine Arts Center. During a four-hour ceremony, more...
  • Repeal water tax

    As Gov. Larry Hogan settles into office, he faces the impressive challenge of balancing Maryland's budget while making good on his pledge to cut taxes for residents. Sugar Free Kids Maryland, the state's leading voice in the fight against teen diabetes...
  • ASSEMBLY WATCH: 'Yes means yes,' legal pot and schools deal all on the table

    ASSEMBLY WATCH: 'Yes means yes,' legal pot and schools deal all on the table
    When it comes to rape cases at college campuses, should "no mean no" or should "yes mean yes"? Maryland lawmakers will debate this week whether to require colleges to consider a sexual encounter an assault unless both participants clearly agree to it at...
  • Lawmakers shouldn't rush to legalize assisted suicide

    Lawmakers shouldn't rush to legalize assisted suicide
    As a practicing physician, I was disappointed to read about the proposed physician-assisted suicide legislation in Maryland ("Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill," Feb. 14). The article ignores the serious flaws in the...
  • Travel tax bills would make Md. less competitive

    Travel tax bills would make Md. less competitive
    Imagine if Maryland implemented a new tax that made hotel rooms more expensive — a tax that not one surrounding state had on the books. Would price conscious travelers still stay in National Harbor over price-competitive Old Town Alexandria when...