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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
A state’s attorney, delegate and state senator announce a campaign to put the newly passed death penalty repeal in Maryland to referendum.
Using Oriole Park as a backdrop, three elected officials told reporters Friday the prospect of a terrorist attack at sporting events and other public gatherings justifies repealing a new state law ending the death penalty. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat, Baltimore County state Sen. Jim Brochin, a Democrat, and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott, a Republican, announced their plans to support an effort to use the website MDPetitions.com to gather enough signatures to challenge the death penalty repeal on the 2014 ballot. "One only has to look back to Oklahoma City, Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT, and the recent massacre in Boston to recognize that if these crimes were committed today, here in Maryland, we would …
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)
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Here are some of Patch's top Local Voices posts across Maryland this week.
Bevins Critical of Proposal to Tighten County Car Rules: Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins said a colleague is only calling for the changes because he was questioned by a reporter for breaking a campaign promise not to take a county vehicle if elected. Sequestration to Have Serious Local Impact: Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young talks about what the impact of the sequestration's mandated federal budget cuts would be on city services. State of the River Address: The South River Report Card is discussed in this blog that details the health of one of the local waterways in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel 'School Hours Study' - Answers to the Questions: Blog reacts to a recent study as part of the ongoing …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The PARCC Assessment, part of the rigorous Common Core curriculum, is a series of computer-based tests for students in third grade through 11th grade.
Students will be tested for up to 10 hours under the new standarized tests replacing the current Maryland School Assessment. In a layout of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers Assessment released Wednesday, third-grade students would be tested for eight hours and 11th grade students for nearly 10 hours. Every grade level in between will also participate. The computerized tests are part of the rigorous national Common Core State Standards curriculum. The performance-based component would run over five sessions—two for mathematics and three for English language arts/literacy, and the end of the year portion that would require four sessions—two for mathematics and two for English language arts/literacy. The …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Humor columnist Mike Moran shares his "concerns" about this issue.
On Jan. 1, Maryland became one of nine states to no longer protect its citizens from gay marriage. Though it’s certainly heartwarming to see so many loving couples finally being allowed to tie the knot, we do have to look at things realistically and ask ourselves a difficult question. Are we OK with causing the civilized world to fall apart at the seams and descend into chaos? Now don’t get me wrong North Baltimore, I am no homophobe. Some of my best friends know gay people. It's just the total dissolution of our nation I’m concerned about. We can’t ignore the scores of "traditional" marriage advocates, who over the years, have tirelessly devoted massive chunks of time, energy and tax-exempt church dollars belaboring the devastating …
Monday, February 25, 2013
There's a 100 percent chance the Baltimore metro area will get precipitation Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
UPDATE (11:39 a.m. Feb. 26) Expect a total of up to 1.25 inches of rain Tuesday for most of Baltimore metro area. Rain could begin falling this afternoon, leaving about .25 inches in the Baltimore Metro area. Wind gusts could be as high as 30 mph in the afternoon, and up to an additional 1 inch of rain is possible Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Temperatures Tuesday could get as high as the mid-40s, with the low around 40 degrees, the forecast states. Wednesday will begin as cloudy, as there's a chance of rain showers, according to the forecast. But there will be sunshine later, with highs in the mid-50s. The low Wednesday will be in the low 30s for the Lutherville and Hunt Valley areas, and the mid-30s …
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.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The House Delegates locked reporters out of its chambers on Thursday.