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  • State senator's future hangs in the balance at corruption trial

    As state Sen. Ulysses Currie faces trial this week on federal corruption charges, his lawyer is expected to argue before a jury that the legislator's work on behalf of a grocery chain in Annapolis didn't constitute an illegal bribe but merely an ethical...
  • Official says Currie never disclosed Shoppers payments

    Official says Currie never disclosed Shoppers payments
    Former State Highway Administration chief Neil Pedersen testified Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie constantly asked him the status of transportation projects sought by Shoppers Food Warehouse but never mentioned...
  • In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery

    In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery
    When one of Charles Dickens' characters said, "The law is an ass," he could easily have been referring to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that makes it practically impossible for the state to prosecute legislators for taking bribes —...
  • Currie kept Shoppers ties secret, according to former transportation secretary

    Currie kept Shoppers ties secret, according to former transportation secretary
    Maryland Sen. Ulysses S. Currie warned former Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan in 2006 that he "would need friends in the Senate," then urged the embattled agency head to issue a $2 million grant for a pet project, Flanagan said in federal...
  • Currie slipped in Shoppers' legislation late, according to testimony

    Federal prosecutors suggested through witness testimony Thursday that state Sen. Ulysses Currie secured legislation for Shoppers Food & Pharmacy by slipping it in at the last minute during the 2005 General Assembly session, when it was less likely to...
  • Democrats oppose new congressional map

    A chorus of Democratic officials concerned about minority voters in the Washington suburbs said Tuesday that they oppose the new congressional districts proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley's redistricting commission, setting up a key battle as the General...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....