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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

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  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • The transportation lockbox [Editorial]

    The transportation lockbox  [Editorial]
    On the November ballot, voters across Maryland will face Question 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that places restrictions on the ability of the next governor and General Assembly to use transportation money to help balance the general fund. The...
  • Red Line roadblock [Editorial]

    Red Line roadblock  [Editorial]
    Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race

    Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race
    Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations. Hogan's campaign said Wednesday that it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill...
  • Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]

    Md.'s public financing resurrection  [Editorial]
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should...
  • Why Md. voters don't turn out [Letter]

    Why Md. voters don't turn out [Letter]
    I was somewhat confused by Dan Rodricks' column on the low turnout in last week's primary elections ("Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment," June 25). I mean, why is he shocked at the low voter turnout? Voter apathy is a direct...
  • Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]

    Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]
    Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday rant about the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups ("Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?" June 29) raised a basic question in my mind: Why should tea party groups get tax exempt status?...
  • Warning signs for Md.'s budget [Editorial]

    Warning signs for Md.'s budget  [Editorial]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job...
  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...
  • Brown receives endorsement of Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police

    Brown receives endorsement of Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown claimed the endorsement of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police Wednesday, breaking a string of three general elections in which the union has backed the Republican candidate. The state FOP...