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  • Replacing John Leopold

    Replacing John Leopold
    Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold stands alone among Maryland's recent crop of disgraced politicians in that he actually appears to feel disgraced by the recent airing of his misdeeds at trial. In one case after another — Sheila...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Sen. Ulysses Currie pleads not guilty

    From the Maryland Politics blog: State Sen. Ulysses Currie pleaded not guilty to corruption charges this morning in a federal courtroom in Baltimore -- his first court appearance since being indicted this month. Currie, the 73-year-old Prince George's...
  • Ehrlich's slots plan comes out for Round 3

    The arguments were familiar, the characters the same - but the opponents of slot machines were scarce at a hearing yesterday on the latest proposal to legalize slots in Maryland. For the third consecutive year, members of the Senate Budget and Taxation...
  • Assembly may miss deadline for Md. budget

    The stalemate in Annapolis hardened yesterday as Senate leaders said there's no point in talking to their counterparts in the House of Delegates until Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch strike a deal over slots, spending and...
  • 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....
  • Senate GOP could reject bill on slots

    The quick movement of slots through the Maryland Senate hit a speed bump yesterday, as Senate Republicans threatened to kill Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s legislation if it is amended to permit expanded gambling near Ocean City. Amendments proposed by a...
  • Lawmakers considering higher taxes

    General Assembly leaders said yesterday that they are weighing a menu of tax increases and deeper program cuts to transform a stop-gap budget fix proposed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. into a permanent solution. Lawmakers learned that the budget...
  • Senate passes $22.6 billion budget bill

    With time for compromise slipping away, the Maryland Senate adopted a budget last night that relies on slot-machine gambling and higher taxes on properties, corporations and health insurance policies to pull the state through the coming year. The $22.6...