Tag: Ulysses Currie
Just 33 days from the primary election and 20 days from early voting, the campaign mailers are beginning to hit the mailboxes of regular primary voters. Some contain the usual puffery and exaggeration of records.
One on behalf of Sen. Ulysses Currie by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown seems to stretch the legislative record like a rubber band.
Members of the Maryland General Assembly are required to file conflict of interest forms if they think their personal financial interests may conflict with issues they are supposed to vote on. Some legislators file many forms, some file none at all. Most get little scrutiny from the public, but there is a proposal this year to put them all online.Read More
The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics unanimously recommended to censure Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George’s, for failing to report $250,000 in consulting fees he received from Shoppers Food Warehouse last year while advocating legislation beneficial to the grocery chain, according the committee report. A vote on the recommendations is expected today.Read More
Senate President Mike Miller told reporters Monday that the Joint Committee on Ethics has decided on action to take on Sen. Ulysses Currie, D- Prince George’s, who failed to report $250,000 in consulting income from Shoppers Food Warehouse.Read More
Behind closed doors, members of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics presumably spent an hour Thursday morning talking about Sen. Ulysses Currie. As the 12 committee members left the conference room where the morning meeting took place, however, they would not even confirm that much.Read More
The not guilty verdict in the corruption trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie clearly shows how we State House reporters have been wasting our time checking financial disclosure statements. I did look at Currie’s forms some years, and would not have found anything. He never disclosed his long relationship with Shopper’s Food Warehouse, and his punishment for that has been absolutely nothing — except a year of embarrassment.Read More
The Senate won’t start making decisions on the state budget for another week, after pushing back the Monday date for subcommittees to start making cuts to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $32 billion proposal.Read More
If the dueling presentations by two General Assembly leaders that startled a meeting of county officials Friday was a taste of fights to come, the legislative session starting today promises to be contentious, partisan and painful.
Finger-pointing accusations will soon replace back-slapping camaraderie. Lawmakers are heading into an election year when the electorate is wary and many voters are angry and unemployed.Read More
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