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  • The phantom menace of voter fraud

    The phantom menace of voter fraud
    Last year, Maryland's Democratic-controlled General Assembly made short work of a Republican-sponsored bill that would have required voters to show a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote. The legislation, which closely tracked similar...
  • Rawlings-Blake backs proposed fine for tax credit scofflaws

    As someone who's made a hobby of unmasking tax cheats, Patterson Park activist Matt Gonter told state lawmakers Tuesday that he backs a proposal to fine homeowners caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills. Under the...
  • Lawmakers to kick-start discussions of issues they'll take up later

    A new congressional map is the focus of next week's special session in Annapolis, but state lawmakers will take the opportunity to discuss proposals the General Assembly will take up in January. Chief among them are Gov. Martin O'Malley's ideas for...
  • Patient killed at Perkins mental hospital, police say

    Patient killed at Perkins mental hospital, police say
    State health officials moved Friday to bolster security and reassess patients at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, after the second patient slaying in a week at the state mental facility. State police said the latest victim, Rogelio Mondragon, 40,...
  • Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors

    Government contractors applauded congressional action Wednesday to repeal a federal law that would have postponed millions of dollars in payments to Maryland companies, potentially wounding the region's fragile economy. In a rare display of...
  • Busch sets out four principles for gambling bill

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch sent out an email Wednesday evening to his 97 fellow Democrats laying out his a framework for gambling expansion legislation and setting a schedule for the next few days. First and foremost: The speaker says that adding...
  • Maryland gambling special session starts day later for House

    Maryland gambling special session starts day later for House
    Maryland's House of Delegates is set to convene for a special session Friday Aug. 10, a day after members of the Senate are scheduled to come back to Annapolis, according to an email sent to members by House Speaker Michael E. Busch. The speaker also...
  • Senate passes gambling expansion bill

    Senate passes gambling expansion bill
    The Maryland Senate passed Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates when the General Assembly's special session continues Monday. Approval came in the early...
  • O'Malley says push for bill going 'swimmingly'

    Gov.Martin O'Malley was out early Friday morning, meeting with large House delegations in his efforts to win passage of his gambling-expansion bill as a special session of the General Assembly moved into its second day. The governor met this morning with...
  • Senate gives preliminary OK to casino bill

    The Maryland Senate gave its preliminary approval Friday to Gov.Martin O'Malley's bill expanding casino gambling in the state after brushing aside more than a dozen amendments by large margins. The bill is expected to come up for a final vote in the...
  • Little of gambling bill revenue comes from expansion

    The gambling expansion bill crafted by a House panel will yield an additional $174 million in state revenue in 2016-2017, but more than three-quarters of the money comes from a reform that could have been adopted without controversy had it been considered...