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A business advocacy group and an environmental organization have released their annual scorecards for Maryland’s state delegates and senators. Maryland Business for Responsive Government, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, based its ratings on 14...
Tags: Ronald N. Young, Democratic Party, Politics, Elections, Maryland
email@example.comLegislation to name things in Maryland — including renaming two mountains — has come to a halt. A state Senate committee decided Tuesday to turn down a series of bills requesting days and months honoring groups and individual people. Also...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThrough 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...
email@example.comState 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...
firstname.lastname@example.orgCounties 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’...
email@example.comSome members of the Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly think Gov. Martin O'Malley is playing "kick the can down the road" with his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget. The "kick the can" metaphor, a popular catchphrase for...
Together again For a while, Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, couldn’t be found at events that Sen. (and former Del.) Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, attended, including Washington County delegation meetings. But last week, past tensions...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSome Democratic state lawmakers are trying again to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. The proposed bill — the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act — would change the state's Family Law, which currently reads: "Only a...
email@example.comAfter years of complaints from correctional officers, Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. thought he'd help clear the air with the state's public safety secretary. Gary D. Maynard, Maryland's secretary of public safety and correctional services, and J. Michael...
Tags: AFSCME, Allegany County, Politics, Maryland, Laws
A lone D among the R’s The right side of the Maryland Senate chamber is Republican territory. But nestled in among the section where the Senate’s 12 Republicans sit is a single Democrat: freshman Ronald N. Young, who represents parts of...
Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, Ronald N. Young, Politics, Laws, Maryland
firstname.lastname@example.orgDozens of new lawmakers took their places in the Maryland General Assembly Wednesday, a day of ceremony and tradition before the legislature settles down for three months of pressing business. This year, legislators must figure out how to close a...
email@example.comDonald F. Munson has a new reason to be in Annapolis when his 36-year career as a lawmaker runs out Wednesday: He'll be an unpaid volunteer for Del. John P. Donoghue. Munson, who was unseated by Christopher B. Shank in both a Republican primary and the...
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