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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

Taxing Matters (access required)

Now we come to the income tax part of the governor’s revenue-raising plan. He’s proposing to create new brackets that would tax wealthier taxpayers more. By doing that, he says he can lower income taxes for most Maryland taxpayers and ...

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TimesSelect: R.I.P. (access required)

The New York Times on Wednesday pulled the plug on its TimesSelect Web subscription program, returning parts of the online Times to entirely free status. Although the pending action was widely reported — including in our own On the Record ...

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What now for same-sex marriages? (access required)

Now that Maryland’s highest court has upheld a state law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, where should we go from here? Should the legislature act, and if so, how? Should we have civil unions ...

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‘Audacious ideas,’ anyone? (access required)

Want to know who has the most “audacious ideas” to improve Baltimore? If so, you might want to connect with Audacious Ideas, a new blog launched by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore that was created to stimulate ideas and discussion about ...

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What’s BRAC mean to you? (access required)

BRAC is coming. No, this big, ugly acronym is not the newest nemesis of Godzilla. Though, Mothra has got to be collecting mothballs by now (yes, a sad pun, but I couldn’t help myself). BRAC, translated from governmental jargon, is ...

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Montgomery menus (access required)

Undeterred by the legal setback of similar legislation in New York City, Montgomery County officials are moving forward with a proposed bill that would require chain restaurants to post nutritional information on menus. For example, Ruby Tuesday locations in the ...

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Molded in their image (access required)

Bob Woodward and Marion Barry will soon be rubbing (wax) elbows. Figures created for a new D.C. wax museum are being readied for an Oct. 4 opening. Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, Robert E. Lee, J. Edgar Hoover, Bob Woodward and ...

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Doctors to roll up their sleeves (access required)

According to a report by the Associated Press, British hospitals are revising their dress codes — and making doctors dress down. Physicians will be banned from wearing neckties, long sleeves and jewelry, and even the ubiquitous long, white coat. Why, ...

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A hearty helping for DOJ (access required)

An audit of the Justice Department released Friday shows it spent $7M to plan, host or send employees to ten conferences over the last two years. Most of the dough was spent on … dough. Pasta, chips, sodas and popcorn ...

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