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email@example.comThrough redistricting, Washington County's delegation might shrink by 25 percent in about three years. Every 10 years, after the U.S. Census measures the nation's population, Congressional and legislative districts are redrawn to reflect the changes. In...
firstname.lastname@example.orgState lawmakers on Thursday took a step toward regulating mopeds and motor scooters and requiring their operators to have licenses and insurance. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed a scooter bill, despite the protest of one senator who...
email@example.comCounties would no longer have to pay medical costs for jail inmates with pre-existing conditions, under a bill presented Tuesday before a state Senate panel. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, said his bill wouldn’t restrict inmates’...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgAs the Maryland General Assembly moves closer toward pressing the governor on parole recommendations, two local Republicans are on opposite sides of the debate. The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would force the governor to act within 90...
Tags: Punishment, Crimes, John P Donoghue, Criminals, Politics
Community rallied to support grieving family To the editor: The candles in Widmeyer Park flickered as they lit up the faces turned upward toward the Veterans' Memorial. But, instead of remembering our fallen heroes, citizens prayed together for a...
Pets: more than just property? An attempt to elevate dogs’ legal status was smacked on the nose with a newspaper. In Maryland, pets are considered joint marital property in divorce cases. Judges may rule that a pet, like other disputed property,...
Tags: Human Interest, Maryland, Politics, Elections, Republican Party
email@example.comIn his unsuccessful attempt to win a third state Senate term, Republican Alex X. Mooney raised more than $200,000 and spent double that, 2010 campaign finance reports show. The Herald-Mail reviewed and compiled information from five required campaign-...
firstname.lastname@example.orgRarely are Washington County Democratic Del. John P. Donoghue and county Republican Sen. Christopher B. Shank closely aligned on an issue. It happened Tuesday, when an amendment Donoghue offered on the House floor temporarily halted debate on a same-...
email@example.comClarence and June Scheer don't like the state's new plan for their prescription-drug coverage. Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing to raise the amounts current and former state workers must pay. The increase would be much sharper for retirees, including...
firstname.lastname@example.orgExpressing a distaste for borrowing in tight fiscal times, Washington County's state lawmakers Wednesday rejected a request to seek state money for C&O Canal National Historical Park improvements. The park had asked for $215,000 in a state bond bill to...
By TAMELA BAKERAll that “choose civility” idealism we’ve been hearing so much about lately appears to have been lost on some of our best and brightest. A case in point was this recent report from Annapolis: “Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-...
email@example.comIn a rare occurrence, criminal justice reforms proposed by two Washington County delegation Republicans have both conservative and liberal support. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, and Del. Michael J. Hough, R-Frederick/Washington, have...
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