| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the emergency legislation he sought to provide health insurance to Marylanders unable to acquire coverage through Maryland's health insurance exchange. The failures of the state's implementation efforts, led by Lt....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Feb 7, 2014
Havre de Grace City Councilman Joseph Smith announced he filed this week for the Democratic nomination for the Harford County Council's District F seat representing the Havre de Grace and Riverside areas.
A human resource consultant and small business...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:56 PM
As I noted last week, it has become more apparent that Maryland's Democratic leaders are furiously trying to move past the debacle that has been the rollout of Maryland's health care exchange. After publicly heeding calls for hearings, leaders in both...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As a first term Member of the Maryland General Assembly, I joined a small delegation of elected officials on a mission to Israel in 1992. The trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. Such missions are regular occurrences for newly elected...
| Jan 1, 2014
In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:15 AM
If the Harford County delegation to Annapolis can be part of preventing a special session of the Maryland General Assembly after the election, they will have at least accomplished something.
Partially because they are mostly members of the largely...