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New film shows what happens when an environmental group targets a family farm

October 21st, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

In 2010, the Waterkeeper Alliance sued Al and Kristin Hudson for keeping a pile of chicken manure outside one of its chicken houses. The suit alleged that bacteria and other pollutants were running off the chicken litter into a ditch that ran into the Franklin Branch of the Pocomoke River and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. A new 15-minute documentary tells how the lawsuit affected the Hudsons, who struggle to make a living.


Blue Maryland can go Republican with Hogan, Christie says

October 21st, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie assured Republican volunteers in Bethesda Tuesday morning that a Republican can be elected in a blue state like Maryland. "It can happen," said Christie, who was in town raising money for Larry Hogan, Jr., the Republican nominee for governor. "I'm here to tell you, I'm living proof. And, it can also happen more than once."


President Obama rallies support for Brown in Prince George’s

October 20th, 2014 | by Alexis Webb

President Obama made a rare campaign stop in Maryland Sunday afternoon to rally support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown and to encourage early voting. Marylanders fought heavy traffic, stood in line for hours, and were screened through airport like security before participating in the rally


‘There you go again': How Brown and Hogan did in the last debate

October 19th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter

"There you go again," Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said at least twice to Republican candidate Larry Hogan Jr. in their third and final debate for the governor's office. It was true for both men, as they replayed comments from the previous two debates, their TV ads and stump speeches. They repeated facts, figures and fictions, true-life examples and exaggerations. And here they go again, our commentators assess the debate: This posting contains nine separate commentaries from Len Lazarick, Todd Eberly, Barry Rascovar, Tom Schaller, Blair Lee, Rick Vatz, Brian Griffiths, Blaine Taylor, Melissa Bolling and Charlie Hayward


Rascovar: Md. voters should junk the lockbox amendment

October 19th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

Marylanders are being sold a bill of goods under the guise of fiscal accountability. That's why on Election Day voters ought to think twice before approving a constitutional amendment giving transportation programs priority over social programs when the economy turns sour


Hogan says he’s ahead of Ehrlich’s numbers from 2002 win

October 16th, 2014 | by Glynis Kazanjian

Larry Hogan, Jr., the Republican nominee for governor, said he knows beating Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is going to be hard, but his own polling shows him running better than any Republican before, including Bob Ehrlich, whom he served as appointments secretary


Lt. gov. candidates Ulman, Rutherford clash in radio debate

October 16th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The two men running for the No. 2 spot at the Annapolis State House actually have more government management experience on their resumes than their running mates at the top of the ticket for governor. But Democrat Ken Ulman, the two-term Howard County executive, and Boyd Rutherford, a former state General Services secretary and assistant U.S. agriculture secretary, faithfully echoed the positions of party nominees Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan Jr. as they argued with each other and even the moderator Thursday in an hour-long debate on WAMU-


Maryland Health Benefit Exchange keeps documents secret

October 15th, 2014 | by Maryland Reporter

Officials for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (exchange) have implemented the Maryland Public Information Act (PIA) in reverse by using the disclosure law as a shield to justify secrecy, contrary to the statutory requirement to do the opposite by exercising a bias “… in favor of permitting inspection of a public record.”



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