Daily Archives: October 30, 2012

State Roundup, October 30, 2012

October 30th, 2012 | by Cynthia Prairie

Early voting canceled for Tuesday, will now last through Friday; CLOSED: check out the local, state and federal offices that are closed today; Gov. O'Malley says 280,000 in Maryland without power; Hurricane Sandy cancels U.S. Senate debate; Arundel elections officials encourage those voters to read their long ballot before heading to the polls; gambling expansion: will it go through if Prince George's says no?; U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards is against gambling expansion; teachers union won't back it; and while Marylanders say O'Malley is fine as governor, only 1 in 5 would back him for president

Report recommends reform of bail system

October 30th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

The Maryland Public Defender Office has been providing representation since June to all defendants seeking counsel in their bail review hearings. But a Justice Policy Institute report released last month on the bail system in Baltimore City found the money-bail system itself discriminates against lower income defendants.

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