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  • General Assembly's ethics committee takes up Currie case

    General Assembly's ethics committee takes up Currie case
    A General Assembly committee charged with reviewing the behavior of state Sen. Ulysses Currie met briefly Thursday behind closed doors in what was described as an organizational session. Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat recently acquitted of...
  • Flunking Government Ethics 101

    Flunking Government Ethics 101
    Politicians are a lot like middle school students. The moment you think they are mature and thoughtful enough to do the responsible thing, they are bound to disappoint. As any experienced parent or president of the United States will tell you, better to...
  • Lt. Gov. Brown calls Currie 'a man of strong integrity'

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown testified Monday morning that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, who is charged in U.S. District Court with taking bribes from a grocery chain, has been a mentor to him both professionally and personally. "Senator Currie has a...
  • Currie: Dumb and corrupt

    In response to your editorial about state Sen. Ulysses Currie's bribery trial ("Too dumb to be corrupt?" Oct. 19), I say: Right on! The Maryland Senate is both bumbling and corrupt, and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is the chief corrupter....
  • We didn't need the Currie trial to learn which legislators are dumb

    It does not take an Einstein to figure out who is dumb or dumber in the state legislature ("Too dumb to be corrupt?" Oct. 19). All one has to do is track delegates and senators during the 90-day session and attend the sessions as the months go by. I would...
  • Too dumb to be corrupt?

    Too dumb to be corrupt?
    Just when it seemed that the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie couldn't possibly lower the public opinion of the General Assembly any further, a former state delegate and highly respected member of Maryland's legal and political firmament has now...
  • The Issues

    Budget and Income Tax: The House and Senate reached tentative agreement Monday night on a $35 billion state budget for the coming year and the taxes to help pay for it. But the tax measure did not come up for a vote. The measure would have increased taxes...
  • Ethics, public-private partnership bills progress

    Amid all the hoopla about the budget and gambling, some significant bills that had been held up until the last day began making progress through the General Assembly. Among the bills whose proponents were trying to beat the clock was the administration's...
  • Counties bristle as Assembly proposals seek to expand state power

    As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of...
  • Ethical backsliding

    Ethical backsliding
    Perhaps the only welcome consequence of state Sen. Ulysses Currie's disgrace and censure over his apparent use of his public office for private gain was Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Miller's creation of a special work group on ethics. The bipartisan...
  • Currie case shows how Maryland's corrupt old boy network protects its own

    Apparently it is OK for Prince George's County Sen. Ulysses Currie to accept $250,000 from the grocery store chain Shoppers Food Warehouse, and nothing really happens to him if he fails to report it on his financial disclosure form. The FBI charged him...