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Rascovar: Reviewing 1st debate in Md. governor’s race

May 11th, 2014 | by Barry Rascovar

Now the important part of Maryland's gubernatorial election campaign begins. The kickoff took place last week with the first televised debate among the three Democratic contenders. Though far from inspiring, that debate finally focused voter attention on the election. Equally important, it riveted the attention of reporters, who are now intently following comments and policy statements of the three candidates

Democrats running for gov appeal to university audience

April 18th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The thousands of seats at Towson University's basketball arena were not occupied by screaming fans Thursday evening, but by roughly 40 Baltimore locals, business owners and a smattering of students, the audience for a forum with the three Democratic gubernatorial candidates

Tipped workers left behind in minimum wage hike

April 15th, 2014 | by Meg Tully

Many minimum wage workers will be getting a raise now that a hike to Maryland's wage has been signed into law. But while advocates are ascribing the increase as a win, there's a bitter aftertaste for one group that was left behind

Hot pot debate ends in close House vote to decriminalize marijuana

April 5th, 2014 | by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

Following hours of hot debate, negotiation and shouting, the House of Delegates Saturday approved removing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in a 78-55 vote. The measure already approved by the Senate, SB364, would make possessing 10 grams of marijuana or less a civil offense, like a parking ticket. A first-time offender would pay $100, while second and third breaches would get a fine of up to $250 and $500, respectively

House votes to cut taxes on the wealthiest dead

March 9th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a tax cut in Friday’s session that would benefit Maryland’s millionaires after they die. In a 120-13 vote, the House voted to exempt more assets from the estate tax, which taxes a property of a deceased individual if it’s valued at $1 million

State elections board revises fundraising guidelines in governor’s race

January 30th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

New fundraising guidelines affecting Maryland's gubernatorial primary election appear to make it almost impossible for Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the running mate of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, to raise money during the legislative session. The new guidelines appear to show that Elections Administrator Linda Lamone is taking a step back from a highly controversial ruling she made in December, which triggered a lawsuit and was made without the knowledge or consent of her board

At the first mile-marker in the money race for the 2014 campaign

January 19th, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Money can't buy you love, but in campaigns, it can buy you lots of other things: attention, status, respect, advertising, mailers, staff and headlines. The candidates with the most money don't always win. But they win most of the time since they often happen to be incumbents. An incumbent in any office with solid money in the bank, high name recognition and low negatives will win

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