Tag: Neil Parrott
State Roundup: Big crowd at Parrott fundraiser dra...
By Cynthia Prairie | August 12, 2020 | State Roundup | 0 |
State Roundup: House of Delegates passes Kirwan ed...
By Cynthia Prairie | March 9, 2020 | State Roundup | 0 |
Analysis: The data behind 90 days in Annapolis
By Capital News Service | May 20, 2019 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
Commentary: Redistricting map is a stain on the po...
By Len Lazarick | October 26, 2012 | News | 6 |
Opponents of immigrant tuition say they have enoug...
By Len Lazarick | May 24, 2011 | Education, News | 6 |
Maryland Voters Guide: candidates for Congress
by Regina Holmes | September 14, 2022 | Election | 0 |
This is a voters guide for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It includes links to the...Read More
State Roundup: Big crowd at Parrott fundraiser draws criticism
by Cynthia Prairie | August 12, 2020 | State Roundup | 0 |
State Senate panel issues recommendations to keep inmates safe during pandemic; judge orders Purple Line contractor to remain on job til mid-September.Read More
State Roundup: House of Delegates passes Kirwan education bill
by Cynthia Prairie | March 9, 2020 | State Roundup | 0 |
Fifth Maryland case of covid-19 announced, as local advocates push for more help for elderly and homeless; Gov. Hogan set to hold another presser on the illness this afternoon; ban against discrimination based on natural hair set to pass; Maryland’s child support system could look to Colorado reforms for blueprint to overhaul; verbal sparring by legislative committee, lobbyist for Hogan over governor’s toll plan; and lawmakers push for changes to disclosure rules on police discipline records.Read More
Analysis: The data behind 90 days in Annapolis
by Capital News Service | May 20, 2019 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
Capital News Service gathered data from the 2019 legislative session and conducted an analysis to report on some of the most striking takeaways from the General Assembly. In the Senate and House of Delegates, 188 legislators introduced 2,497 bills, which includes 16 joint resolutions. Both chambers passed 866 bills, two of which were joint resolutions.Read More
Decision about petition drive on gun control up in the air
by Len Lazarick | April 5, 2013 | General Assembly, News | 4 |
Following the controversial passage of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013, many Marylanders in opposition to the law may be wondering: what next?
Republican delegates have not yet come together with a unified response. However, rumors of a referendum petition are moving fast.Read More
Democrats’ bill on referendums denounced as voter suppression by GOP delegate
by Len Lazarick | February 20, 2013 | News | 4 |
A bill changing the state’s petition process could make it harder for voters to bring controversial laws to referendum. The Referendum Integrity Act will be among numerous bills debated in Annapolis Thursday that could fundamentally change state election law.Read More
Pro-gun legislators challenge O’Malley’s gun control proposal
by Len Lazarick | February 3, 2013 | General Assembly, News | 5 |
With the first hearing on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control package set for a Senate hearing Wednesday, pro-gun legislators are loading up their arguments against the proposals.
The lawmakers said that O’Malley’s proposed gun-licensing fees in SB281 could exceed $400 per person, bringing the dawn of a new era when “only rich people could afford guns.”Read More
Commentary: Redistricting map is a stain on the political process
by Len Lazarick | October 26, 2012 | News | 6 |
When Del. Neil Parrott was gathering petition signatures to put congressional redistricting on the ballot so voters could overturn it, he found that all he needed to do was show people the map itself and they were ready to sign on.
That’s the same appalled reaction I found last week when I made a presentation on Question 5 to students and staff at the University of Maryland Baltimore. All they had to do was look at the map, particularly the lines for the 3rd Congressional District, to realize there was something very wrong.Read More
UPDATE: Appeals court rules congressional redistricting can be on ballot
by Len Lazarick | August 17, 2012 | News | 4 |
UPDATE: In a short order signed by Chief Judge Robert Bell, the Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday morning affirmed the lower court ruling that allows the congressional redistricting to be challenged on the November ballot. Here is a report on yesterday’s hearing.Read More
GOP desperate for ballot signatures, as are Greens
by Len Lazarick | June 29, 2012 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 0 |
Republicans hoping to overturn Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional districts are sounding desperate to collect enough by the deadline at midnight Saturday.
They say they need to collect 7,000 signatures to be on the safe side to put the redistricting map on the ballot with a total of 55,736 valid signings.Read More
Online petition drives have made referendums easier
by Len Lazarick | June 21, 2012 | News | 5 |
Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the signatures needed with a week left to go.Read More
Republicans struggling to get signatures against congressional redistricting
by Len Lazarick | May 25, 2012 | Annapolitics Blog, News | 2 |
Republicans are having a tough time getting enough petition signatures on a petition to bring to referendum the congressional redistricting plan passed by the legislature. The map redrew lines to make it possible for Democrats to pick up the 6th Congressional District seat of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in western Maryland.Read More
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