Tag: Kathy Afzali
Maryland’s voter registration rolls are bloated with names of dead people — an estimated 20,000 as revealed by a 2013 study from the state Republican party — and lawmakers are seeking a way to streamline the process of purging those names.Read More
Republican legislators are back again, pushing controversial voter identification laws after failed attempts in prior years.
Sponsored by Republican Dels. Nic Kipke, Kathy Afzali and 32 other Republicans, but no Democrats, the contentious bill sparked heated debate last week in the House Ways & Means Committee.Read More
Maryland’s 8th Congressional District is no longer the progressive bastion it once was. The district that used to be confined to the liberal walls of suburban Montgomery County, now includes much more conservative constituents in Frederick and Carroll counties.
Trying to capitalize on the new district lines, Republican candidate Ken Timmerman is contesting Democrat incumbent Chris Van Hollen, ranking member of the House Budget Committee member, for the seat.
After weeks of a relatively subdued campaign, a group allegedly aligned with 10-term Republican Roscoe Bartlett sent a bombshell of an email on Saturday to registered Republicans in Montgomery County’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District attacking Sen. David Brinkley.Read More
The Republican candidates for the seat in the redrawn 6th Congressional District took part in a two-hour debate Sunday sponsored by AARP Maryland and MarylandReporter.com. The candidates got to introduce themselves and answer questions on seven different topics.Read More
With the state’s referendum laws in the spotlight for the first time in two decades, some legislators hope to close weaknesses in the referendum process that can open the door to fraud.
The House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would adopt several measures implemented in other states to help ensure the validity of referendum petitions. We’ve got a story and a podcast.Read More
Tensions were high once again this year as delegates on the House Ways and Means committee debated a bill that would require Maryland voters to present proof of identity at polling stations when voting.Read More
Actor Charles Dutton made a guest appearance in the Maryland House of Delegates Thursday, announcing his return to Baltimore to promote the arts in Maryland’s impoverished communities. Sens. Sen. David Brinkley, R-Frederick, and Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery are cosponsoring a bill reducing estate taxes on family farms.Read More
In two more surprises in the race for the redrawn 6th Congressional District, state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney said Tuesday he won’t challenge Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, but freshman Del. Kathy Afzali of Frederick said she will, pitting her against the state senator from her own district, David Brinkley.Read More
With the filing deadline tomorrow at 9 p.m., state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney Tuesday morning is planning to announce whether he will challenge 10-term Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a man for whom he once worked on Capitol Hill.Read More
The House of Delegates on Wednesday approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s congressional redistricting map exactly as he had proposed, despite fierce opposition by Republicans and some minority groups.
The vote was 91-46, with five minority Democratic delegates from the Washington suburbs joining all 41 Republicans voting against itRead More
In a close vote, the House of Delegates passed a bill on Friday that would give in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants, following an emotional debate fraught with tears, personal stories, anger and applause. The vote tally was 74-66, with 23 Democrats joining all 43 Republicans in opposing the measure.Read More
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