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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...
  • 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...
  • Key legislators doubt slots bill revenue figure

    Top legislators expressed growing doubts yesterday that they could count on gambling revenue from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan for slot machines at racetracks to close next year's budget gap. The chairmen of the General Assembly's budget...
  • Senate panel spurns nominee

    In a stinging rebuke to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted last night to reject his choice for environmental secretary, Lynn Y. Buhl. The decision marks the first time since Maryland's modern government was...
  • Buhl rallies after setback in bid to lead Md. agency

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s embattled nominee to head the Department of the Environment vowed yesterday to take her case to the full Senate - and the public - as administration officials accused legislative leaders of bringing partisanship to new lows....
  • Ehrlich alters split in overhaul of slots bill

    Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. unveiled a sweeping overhaul of his slot machines legislation last night that would cut the share of proceeds going to education by 20 percentage points and roughly double the total allotted to racetrack owners. The long-...
  • 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...