Here’s a few government and politics headlines for Thursday:
- The Baltimore Sun reports that opponents of Maryland’s gun control law won’t try to petition it to the ballot, but will instead fight it in court.
- Patch.com reports that Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for the resignation of Towson University President Maravene Loeschke.
- The Gazette reports on the effect of a gas tax increase on Frederick County residents and businesses.
- The Capital of Annapolis reports on the jailhouse musings of former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold.
- The Washington Post reports Gov. Martin O’Malley and others will depart for an eight-day trade mission to Israel in Jordan on Saturday.