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  • Common Cause calls for Currie censure

    Common Cause calls for Currie censure
    A leading government watchdog organization has called on the Maryland Senate to censure state Sen. Ulysses Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chairman who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week. Susan Wichmann, executive director...
  • Scaled-back ethics measure to offer some online records

    Starting next year, Marylanders will no longer have to travel to Annapolis to look into lawmakers' possible conflicts of interest. Under a measure passed this week, General Assembly members' ethics forms will be posted online, and so will newly...
  • Narrow majority of Md. senators oppose repeal of death penalty, survey reveals

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's push to end the death penalty in Maryland would probably fall short if a legislative vote were held today, even though the governor insisted yesterday that the repeal effort "has a real shot this year." A Baltimore Sun survey of...
  • Inquiry threatens Dixon's momentum

    Inquiry threatens Dixon's momentum
    Six months into her historic term as Baltimore's first female mayor, Sheila Dixon has been riding high - the homicide rate is at a two-decade low, the City Council passed her budget almost untouched, and she has won praise for her work on gun control...
  • Dixon gifts probed

    Prosecutors are investigating whether Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon received thousands of dollars in gifts - including fur coats - from a prominent developer whose projects benefited from tax breaks and zoning changes she supported as City Council...
  • Currie can get papers

    State Sen. Ulysses Currie is entitled to have copies of materials seized from his home during an FBI raid in May, as well as the search warrant affidavit filed by the U.S. attorney's office, federal Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm ruled yesterday. Currie,...
  • Doubt cast on Currie's future

    Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller yesterday acknowledged speculation in Annapolis about Sen. Ulysses Currie's future in the General Assembly and said that he may revisit whether the Prince George's County Democrat should remain chairman of a...
  • Senators turn away repeal of death penalty in Md.

    Baltimore County senators rebuffed an effort to abolish Maryland's death penalty yesterday, persuading lawmakers instead to restrict when capital punishment can be used. The Senate's first full debate on the death penalty in more than three decades was...
  • Patronage endures, even in hard times

    State lawmakers, using a system of patronage that persists in Annapolis despite tight budgetary times, are seeking to direct hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to projects at nonprofit organizations they help run. In Baltimore, Del. Hattie N....
  • Prosecutor asked to investigate Maryland lawmaker

    The state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful Maryland lawmaker improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy. The Maryland Board of Elections requested an...
  • Legislators favor single agency to oversee Md. group homes

    Oversight of privately run group homes for Maryland's troubled children, a responsibility now divided among several state agencies, should be consolidated, a growing number of lawmakers say. "We have to move everything into a single agency," said Sen....