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  • Things to know about inmate homicides in Maryland prisons

    A U.S. Justice Department report shows Maryland's rate of state prison homicides — killings by and of inmates — was almost triple the national average from 2001 to 2012. Maryland had 11 such homicides per 100,000 inmates, compared to four...
  • Without governor's input, parole commission may speed prisoner release

    Without governor's input, parole commission may speed prisoner release
    The Maryland General Assembly is taking up legislation (Senate Bill 111 and House Bill 303) to eliminate the requirement that the governor approve parole for any inmate serving a life sentence. Let's take the politics out of parole, it is suggested, and...
  • Frank Conaway Sr., longtime Baltimore court clerk, dies, 81

    Frank M. Conaway Sr., the longtime elected clerk of Baltimore's circuit court who made waves last year when he switched allegiances to the Republican Party, has died. He was 81. Conaway's lawyer, Tom Maronick, confirmed Conaway's death Sunday. Maronick...
  • Consider every idea

    The General Assembly recently gave its approval to a constitutional amendment that would clear the obstacles to additional charter schools in Virginia. Check that: Republicans voted in approval, while their Democratic colleagues stood united in...
  • Tiny plastic microbeads are a big danger

    Tiny plastic microbeads are a big danger
    As far back as the 1970s, the dangerous nature of plastics in our global waterways was well known. Images of turtles and birds entangled in soda six-pack liners heightened our awareness of the impact of plastic waste products on marine life. Now, there'...
  • General Assembly Watch

    General Assembly Watch
    Should the office intern be protected from discrimination the same way a regular staffer is? That will be the topic Tuesday morning, when a House subcommittee considers a bill to forbid discriminating against interns based on race, color, religion, sex,...
  • Education aid requires balanced approach

    Education aid requires balanced approach
    More is not less. An increase is not a cut. Higher is not lower. Pointing this out is not "partisan rhetoric" any more than mathematics or plain English is partisan ("Md. schools deserve better," Feb. 12). Prince Georges County is receiving $38...
  • Tippett's quiet advocacy benefited those in need

    Tippett's quiet advocacy benefited those in need
    The late Susan P. Tippett (Feb. 13) wielded unbounded energy and grit as she lobbied on behalf of energy assistance in Annapolis and the Baltimore region. She spoke plainly and pointedly before committees of the General Assembly. In the 1980s she became a...
  • Miller rules out proposed Hogan tax cuts this year

    Miller rules out proposed Hogan tax cuts this year
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Friday that the General Assembly would not approve any of the tax cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this year, saying the state's priorities must be balancing the budget and providing adequate...
  • Redistricting for and by the people

    Redistricting for and by the people
    Maryland almost certainly will not enact reforms to the way it redraws legislative and congressional districts this year because the most powerful proponent of the idea, Gov. Larry Hogan, isn't pushing it. He wants a commission to study the issue and...
  • Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill

    Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill
    It's been more than 15 years since Dick Israel's body started to revolt. Back then, in the early days of his Parkinson's disease, Israel still wrote legal opinions in flowery script from an old-fashioned fountain pen, churning out advice for the General...