Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is expected to officially announce his intent to run for governor.
(UPDATED 11:28 a.m., Friday)— Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is expected to officially announce he is running for governor in Waverly. Brown and Gov. Martin O’Malley are scheduled to appear at 2 p.m., Sturday, in front of Waverly Middle School, 3400 Ellersilie Ave., according to Brown’s website. "I can’t wait to hit the road to speak with Marylanders just like you, that’s why all of these family-friendly events are free and open to the public," Brown said in the announcement. It has been widely anticipated that Brown would run for governor, and O’Malley had made it clear that he will support his lieutenant governor’s candidacy. Brown, whose campaign had $1.64 million on hand at the start of the year, according to campaign finance reports, could …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
After slamming Gov. Nikki Haley, O'Malley touts likely Democratic frontrunner.
Saturday was not Gov. Martin O”Malley’s first trip to South Carolina. His daughter is a student at the College of Charleston and during his Keynote Address at the 2nd Annual Democratic Party Issues Conference, he also talked about visits to Fort Moultrie with his sons. The theme of O’Malley’s speech was results in place of ideology. Re-elected in 2010 with 56 percent of the vote, O’Malley blasted the record of Nikki Haley on several fronts. He noted the Department of Revenue cybersecurity breach, the state’s continued struggles to improve public education and Haley’s rejection of hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid expansion. He also noted that even with the addition of thousands of jobs, South Carolina still has one of the highest…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The House of Delegates approved repealing the death penalty on Friday.
The delegates who represent North Baltimore voted unanimously to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. The repeal passed the House of Delegates and is scheduled to be approved by Gov. Martin O'Malley who has backed the legislation. District 43 (Guilford, Radnor Winston and Homeland) District 40 (Remington, Hampden and Charles Village) District 41 (Roland Park, Mt. Washington and Poplar Hill)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A survey by Goucher College finds support on issues from banning assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds to fingerprinting and prohibitions on owning weapons for persons who are involuntarily committed.
From bans on assault-style weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines to fingerprinting anyone purchasing a gun, a new poll finds that a majority of Marylanders want stricter state gun laws. Eighty-two percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College believe those purchasing a gun should be fingerprinted. The poll also found: Last month the Maryland Senate approved sweeping changes to gun laws that requires a license for all handgun purchases, bans of sales of assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, requires fingerprinting for new gun purchases, and prohibits anyone involuntarily committed involuntarily for mental health reasons or who …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential aspirations may depend on whether the former New York senator decides to run.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley explains how the state is implementing the vision presented in President Barack Obama's speech to Congress.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley looks at how Maryland is implementing the vision laid out by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dayvon M. Green did not have to undergo a background check for a second gun under Maryland gun laws that Gov. Martin O'Malley would like changed.
Monday, February 18
By Rashee Raj Kumar, Allen Etzler and Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service Under Maryland law, Dayvon M. Green, the University of Maryland graduate student identified as the shooter in last week's apparent murder-suicide in College Park, had to undergo a state background check to purchase the 9mm handgun used to kill his roommate. But Green, who was schizophrenic, according to reports, did not have to undergo a state background check to purchase the semi-automatic Uzi .22 caliber rifle police found fully loaded next to his body. The tragic events in College Park have raised questions about the effectiveness of state gun laws in preventing the sale of deadly firearms to those suffering from mental illness. Before the College Park shooting, …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Johns Hopkins alumnus, will deliver the opening remarks.
More than 20 experts will convene at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Health’s Gun Policy Summit Monday to examine research on gun policy and its implications for policymakers, according to the university’s website. "To address this urgent public health problem, the experts will analyze the latest research and present clear, comprehensive recommendations for gun policies that will reduce gun violence, will have broad public support and will not violate constitutional rights," according to the university website. Following the summit, Johns Hopkins University Press will release the book Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis in late January. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Johns…
Friday, January 11, 2013
A quick synopsis of the top stories in local and state politics from the past week.
This week saw the kick off of the General Assembly's 2013 session, as well as hearings on bills requiring city contractors to hire Baltimore residents and a protest on the two year anniversary of the death of officer William H. Torbit Jr. Communites Want Some Liquor Stores Closed Some communities are rallying behind a proposal to eliminate dozens of liquor establishments as part of the city’s first comprehensive rezoning process in 40 years, according to the Baltimore Sun. The city announced its intentions in June, and the proposal would close four liquor stores in North Baltimore, which store owners and some residents say aren’t problems in their communities. City Replacing Automated Speed Cameras The Baltimore Sun also reported the city …