| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The gasoline tax in Maryland will increase by about 4 cents a gallon on Monday, part of a series of increase in the tax in the years to come to fund transportation projects in the state.
This is the first increase in the state gasoline tax since 1992....
| Jun 22, 2013
The form of local government known as charter home rule is one that is habitually thumped at the polls every so often, so why might we expect this latest initiative to be any different? Mainly because some leaders who have opposed it in the past now...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The Maryland Senate gave final approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control bill Thursday night, sending the legislation to the governor for his promised signature.
O'Malley said in a statement that the bill strikes "a balance between...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:51 AM
If you're a liberal living in Maryland, there's been plenty of reason to smile lately. The Old Line State continues to beat a steady path toward leading a new vanguard of progressive policy and politics in the United States.
Let's start with last...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The mayor of Baltimore does not want to be on the wrong side of history this time, so she fully supports $107 million in tax increment financing to aid the development of Harbor Point, that big slab of old, chromium-saturated land adjacent to Harbor...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A bill introduced by two local legislators that could become law would make it a crime to interfere with the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Current Maryland law requires teachers, counselors, social workers, caseworkers, and parole or...
| Apr 7, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s guest column last week titled “Racially biased death penalty must be abolished” presented his opinion and several discussion points in support of abolishing the death penalty in the State of Maryland....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Del. Neil C. Parrott said Friday that a website he chairs is trying to gauge support for petitioning some measures passed during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly to the ballot.
Parrott, R-Washington, who is chairman of MDpetitions....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly ends Monday, and local legislators were working last week to ensure final passage of some measures they had introduced.
Bills introduced by local lawmakers that were on their way to becoming law...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:00 PM
We at the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative are thrilled that the O'Malley Administration continues to make our state the lead dog in the pack implementing the Affordable Care Act. As with the previous two years, we are once again the envy of states...