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  • The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up

    The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up
    "As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X,...
  • 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...
  • Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]

    Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]
    There's a simple rule of economics: Raise wages and fewer people will have jobs. A little overtime here and there is better than a person with full benefits, etc. The issue of the minimum wage needs prudent and careful consideration, especially when...
  • 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...
  • McDonough's conflict-of-interest complaint a bid for attention in an election year [Letter]

    McDonough's conflict-of-interest complaint a bid for attention in an election year [Letter]
    On Dec. 20 of last year, Del. Pat McDonough filed a conflict-of-interest complaint with the Baltimore County school board's ethics panel over a part-time job Superintendent Dallas Dance took with a company that received a contract with the school system...
  • House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]

    House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]
    Del. Don Dwyer has been denied a committee seat? Oh, my such a harsh punishment ("Twice-convicted Dwyer is denied a seat on any House committee," Jan. 10)! House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the move was "to protect the integrity of the House of...
  • Jeffrey A. Paige, lawmaker

    Jeffrey A. Paige, lawmaker
    Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57. He was a member of the House of...
  • The GOP's Stockholm Syndrome in the Maryland legislature

    The GOP's Stockholm Syndrome in the Maryland legislature
    I wrote last week about the choice that Maryland voters will have this year between the higher taxes and feckless spending of our state's Democratic monopoly and the Republican alternative. Central to the MDGOP's campaign theme this year will be...
  • Governor to propose 3 percent tuition hike, no tax increase

    Governor to propose 3 percent tuition hike, no tax increase
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said he plans to unveil a $39 billion spending plan Wednesday that contains no new taxes or fees but calls for a 3 percent increase in college tuition. The final budget of O'Malley's two terms fails to reach the goal he set early...
  • 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...
  • 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...