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In one suburb, weeds grow chest-high on long-dormant youth baseball diamonds. And the village's water is drawn from wells so laced with a toxic chemical that the state had to drag in a new filtration system. They are the kinds of problems that could...
Attention national media: You know Martin O'Malley, defender of the underdog. It's time to get to know Martin O'Malley, thug. The Maryland governor, widely rumored to harbor presidential aspirations, canonized himself in the progressive movement for...
A referendum asking Naperville voters if they want to continue electing city councilmen at large can stay on the April ballot, the city's electoral board ruled Tuesday. "To me I think it should be a clear decision it should go forth, be on the ballot,"...
Tags: Naperville, Voting, Crime, Law and Justice, Politics, Lawyers
It takes special gall to raise taxes for some Illinoisans so soon after they were hit with a massive increase in state income tax rates. So, give an audacity award to any "progressive" trying to renew the ill-timed and perennial campaign to replace...
Last week, top Maryland Democrats announced their intention to make it more difficult to put statewide policy referenda on the ballot. The move is a clear response to Republicans' success last year in putting to referendum policy questions in the hope...
Tags: Republican Party, Voting, Social Issues, Marriage, Government
Twenty years after the last time Maryland voters weighed in on a law passed by the General Assembly, they got the chance to do it three times in 2012, with referendums on in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage and a...
Valley 610Opponents of a proposed waste-to-energy plant that would burn Allentown's trash and sewer sludge to create electricity are organizing a ballot initiative in hopes of stopping the plant from being built. Mike Ewall, an attorney with the Philadelphia-...
Ah, what a blast from the past: Capital punishment, gun bans, container taxes — legislation that hadn’t been seriously heard from in Annapolis for 20 years. Verily, those were issues before the General Assembly when I was covering the...
Tags: Republican Party, Labor Legislation, Voting, Laws, Death Penalty
In 1994, I worked closely with residents all over Howard County to gather the 10,000 signatures needed to put a charter amendment on the ballot that allowed county residents to take to referendum changes to the general plan, the zoning map and zoning...
Tags: Politics, Howard County, Elections
Baltimore County's chief attorney is urging the local board of elections to reject petitions gathered last year in a controversial referendum drive that, if successful, could let voters overturn many of the County Council's zoning decisions. In a...
LONDON -- In a long-awaited speech, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Wednesday to hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether Britain should stay in the European Union, saying it was time to renegotiate a relationship that has become too...
When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
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