Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It's your turn on what you think should be the General Assembly's most pressing issues in 2013.
Wednesday marked the start of this year’s General Assembly session in Annapolis, and everything from gun control, to school funding and the death penalty will reportedly be priorities for the legislature. But what lawmakers believe are the pressing issues facing the state and what constituents want done can often be at odds. So what are the items that need to be addressed in Annapolis this year?
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Maryland General Assembly failed to pass a bill overturning a court ruling that pit bulls are an "inherently dangerous breed."
Sean Tully I am glad the pit bull bill is dying. I know, I know, not all pit bulls are vicious dogs. But there are enough irresponsible owners out there to generate enough reports of pit bull attacks that something has to be done. And, yes, other breeds of dogs bite people too. But those bites generally do not cause such damage that people require reconstructive surgery or even die. There have been some, but when tallied up, pit bulls are the worst offenders. Beth Isaacson Sean, while you say you're glad the court ruling hasn't been overturned, your comment points to the REAL source of danger and dogs: the owners. Dangerous dog breed fads come and go - dobermans, Rottweilers, Dalmatians, Akitas, chow chows and more have all been targeted …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
See how the legislators who represent you voted on the casino gaming referendum.
Late Tuesday night, lawmakers agreed to put a charter amendment legalizing table games and allowing a sixth casino in Prince George's to the voters of Maryland. The vote was controversial, especially among Baltimore's delegation, because of concerns about the impact of another casino on the revenue of a proposed city casino. But in the end the votes were there to pass the bill and the House approved the charter amendment 72-57 and 32-14 in the Senate. Scroll through the photos above to see how each delegate and senator voted on the bill.
Patch gives readers a chance to share their feelings on controversial topics in the news each week.
A bill that would have overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that pit bulls are an "inherently dangerous" breed of dog failed to pass during the General Assembly’s special session. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller blamed the inability to reach an agreement on the House of Delegates “take it or leave it” ultimatum on amendments to the bill. What do you think of the General Assembly’s inability to pass a bill leaving pit bulls as inherently dangerous? Tell us in comments.