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Longtime top aide Foxwell out at comptroller’s office

Comptroller Peter Franchot, seated, and his former longtime top aide, Len Foxwell. Foxwell was widely considered the architect of Franchot's political transformation and his take-no-prisoners style often made him a polarizing figure for both Democrats and Republicans. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A longtime top aide to Comptroller Peter Franchot is suddenly out. Leaving is Len Foxwell, Franchot’s chief of staff, who is sometimes credited with the political rebirth of Franchot and as the architect of his transformation from a self-proclaimed Takoma ...

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Volunteer judges are critical to success of mock trial competition

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“Someday I look forward to seeing some of you arguing in this courtroom” was a phrase I often heard when I competed in high school mock trial on my Baltimore County Public School trial team. The program was after school, ...

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Md. Senate leaders impose caps to stanch flow of bills

A stack of bills on the Senate rostrum during the 2020 General Assembly session (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland state senators will have to pick and choose their legislative battles under a set of rule changes for the 2021 General Assembly. The changes for 2021 come after a pandemic-shortened session this year in which there were complaints about ...

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American’s torture complaint rests with monetary fund | On The Record

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Welcome to Monday, the 22nd anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s public acknowledgment that he had misled people about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should an International Monetary Fund board ...

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Anniversary speaks to the role of the Women’s Law Center | Generation J.D.

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On Aug. 18, 2020, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States.  This monumental occasion comes in the midst of a global pandemic that has exacerbated challenges and inequities that women in this nation continue to ...

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Serafini to resign; earned bipartisan respect as budget expert

Sen. Andrew Serafini, R-Washington County and member of the B&T Committee. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Sen. Andrew Serafini, a western Maryland Republican who built respect among his Republican and Democratic peers as a trusted voice on budgetary issues, will resign effective Aug. 1. Serafini had talked about departing the legislature for well over a year but ...

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