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In first forum, U.S. Senate candidates tackle state ballot questions

October 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

In their very first forum of the U.S. Senate campaign, the four candidates offered varying views on three of the state’s most controversial ballot questions Wednesday on Larry Young’s Morning Show on WOLB radio in Baltimore. Responding to a question from Young, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Republican Dan Bongino, independent Rob Sobhani and Libertarian Dean Ahmad offered their views on same-sex marriage, gambling expansion and immigrant tuition.

Ruppersberger questioned about Benghazi attack in debate

October 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

In Monday’s debate between U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and his Republican challenger for Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District, Sen. Nancy Jacobs, Ruppersberger questioned why the safe room in the Benghazi compound where U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens died of asphyxiation did not have an air supply.

Md. Democratic leaders cry foul as watchdog group trains 200 poll watchers

October 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

The Maryland Democratic Party and some of its top elected officials are complaining that a Maryland voter watchdog group is training people in voter suppression. Election Integrity Maryland, an offshoot of the Texas-based TRUEtheVOTE, has trained up to 200 poll watchers across the state this year to monitor what should be one of Maryland’s most contentious elections in memory.

Tax-hike on chewing tobacco, cheap cigars expected to reduce use

October 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids estimates that Maryland’s tax increases on smokeless tobacco and cheap cigars that began in July will cut the number of teens using those products by one third, according to a University of Maryland law school study being released today (Wednesday)

No voter registration ‘bloat’ in Maryland, study finds

October 21st, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Compared to 16 other states, Maryland’s voter registration rolls show no signs of “bloat,” a condition where more people are registered to vote than are eligible based on Census figures, according to a new study

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