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  • Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly

    Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly
    Here are some of the issues senators and delegates considered during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session. To become law, bills passed by the legislature must be signed by the governor. WAGES/TAXES The Assembly approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's...
  • When private property isn't [Editorial]

    Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes. Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government. Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
  • Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent

    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland to drop by 8.6 percent
    Tuition at St. Mary's College of Maryland will be slashed by more than 8 percent in the coming academic year after the Maryland General Assembly approved a special grant in the state's final budget. The southern Maryland liberal arts college has the...
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]

    Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]
    On Saturday April 5, I sat in the Maryland House of Delegates all day, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. I watched as our delegates delayed a vote to "digest the information" and then watched them engage in hours of debate. For some reason, Senate Bill 364,...
  • Understanding pesticide risks [Editorial]

    Understanding pesticide risks  [Editorial]
    Pesticides have been linked to a variety of human diseases, from cancer to birth defects, asthma and various disorders of the nervous system, so it's hardly unreasonable for people to be concerned about their exposure to them. But good luck finding out...
  • 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...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Exclusive interview with Del. Dwyer

    Exclusive interview with Del. Dwyer
    On Friday, the Red Maryland Network premiered our latest show, the Red Maryland News Hour.  The show is hosted by Duane Keenan, a radio news veteran who has spent several years covering the Maryland State House.  Each week the Red Maryland News Hour...
  • Harford's Glassman sponsors bill to let counties set their own minimum wage

    Harford County State Sen. Barry Glassman, who is running for Harford County Executive, is sponsoring legislation in this Maryland General Assembly session that will allow individual counties to set their own minimum wage rates, subject to enforcement by...
  • The public's business should be public [Editorial]

    The public's business should be public  [Editorial]
    All of the official proceedings of the Maryland General Assembly — committee hearings, voting sessions, floor debates and so on — are open to the public. Anyone who cares to can watch as their senators and delegates discuss and vote on any...