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  • Retirement debt is real debt

    Retirement debt is real debt
    Last week, the Maryland House of Delegates and a Senate panel approved Gov. Larry Hogan's fiscal 2016 budget proposal, with modifications. While the proposed budget reduces agency spending by 2 percent and cuts pension spending, the budget does not...
  • Wavering on the Confederate flag

    Wavering on the Confederate flag
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today over whether the state of Texas can deny the Sons of Confederate War Veterans a specialty license plate because its proposed design features the Confederate battle flag, a symbol many find offensive. It's a...
  • Two bills to curb hydraulic fracturing advancing in Annapolis

    Two bills to curb hydraulic fracturing advancing in Annapolis
    Two bills that would restrict drilling for natural gas in Maryland advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly Friday, setting the stage for another round of debate on how far the state should go to allow a lucrative industry that concerns...
  • Maryland House rejects bill for surcharges on court cases

    A measure to add surcharges on Maryland court filings to help pay for an electronic court initiative has been rejected by the Maryland House of Delegates. The bill failed Friday night in a 59-77 vote. It's estimated the measure would have generated...
  • Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy

    Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy
    Most of us don't think much about the energy we use every day. We flip the switch and the lights come on — like magic. But the energy we rely on has to be generated by something. And how we generate that energy has a direct bearing on health,...
  • Support environmental legislation

    Please consider the well-being of your future. Clean air, clean water and healthy soil are not options for living well, they are essential. Yes, I have read about the hazards to our environment such as fracking and contaminants from fossil fuels, but...
  • Broadening the franchise

    Broadening the franchise
    One of the harsh realities facing ex-offenders on their release from prison is the realization that, even though they have served their time, society still views them as outlaws when it comes to voting. A modest proposal being considered in Annapolis this...
  • Md. Senate votes to end state-mandated stormwater fees

    The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to end state-mandated stormwater management fees, a priority of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The vote sends the measure to the House of Delegates. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, the bill's sponsor,...
  • Senate President: Charter school bill to offer more options

    Charter schools would have more flexibility when it comes to management and families would have more opportunities for education under a bill being considered in the Maryland Senate. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Friday said progress is being...
  • Maryland House approves $40.4B budget

    The Maryland House of Delegates passed the state's $40.4 billion budget on Thursday, restoring added education funding and a cost-of-living adjustment for state employees. The House voted 129-10 for the measure, with 89 Democrats voting for the bill,...
  • Maryland Senate President's stormwater bill moves forward

    A bill to end mandatory stormwater management fees is moving through the Maryland Senate. On Thursday senators progressed the legislation, sponsored by Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller, without opposition to the voting stage. After the session,...