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Jan 2, 2015

Red Line foes want project reassessed

Opponents of the Red Line, as it’s currently proposed, are hopeful Maryland’s budget shortfalls and a new administration will result in plans for the light rail line to be reconsidered.

Sep 9, 2012

A bid to keep fracking on hold

With time ticking away and still no money to pay for scientific studies of hydraulic fracturing, a Montgomery County lawmaker plans to ensure natural gas companies don’t run out the clock on a drilling moratorium ordered by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Mar 15, 2012

Anne Arundel police release details about dossiers in Leopold case

ANNAPOLIS — Anne Arundel County police have released documents that show that officers and staff researched County Executive John Leopold’s political opponents. Police released the documents Wednesday in response to requests by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and news organizations. The documents released include what appears to be publicly accessible information, including [...]

Mar 14, 2012

Gay marriage opponents begin collecting signatures

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of a measure that gives gay couples the right to marry in Maryland have officially begun their effort to overturn the law. Maryland Marriage Alliance officials announced Wednesday that they have launched the petition drive to collect the nearly 56,000 signatures needed to bring the law to referendum on the November ballot. […]

Mar 1, 2012

O’Malley to sign gay marriage legislation Thursday night

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will make Maryland the eighth state to legalize gay marriage when he signs a bill passed by the General Assembly. O’Malley is expected to sign the legislation, which he sponsored, Thursday, though same-sex ceremonies cannot be performed until January 2013. Gay marriage supporters assume they will have another hurdle to […]

Feb 15, 2012

Md. House to debate gay marriage bill as early as Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates will wait at least until Thursday to begin debate on a bill to legalize gay marriage, members said. Supporters of the measure agreed Wednesday to layover the bill, potentially bringing it up for debate in the morning. A panel of 45 lawmakers, including Republican Del. Robert Costa, voted […]

Jul 25, 2011

Gay marriage opponents sue to overturn N.Y. law

GENESEO, N.Y. — Opponents to New York’s gay marriage law filed the first lawsuit challenging the measure, an anticipated salvo that came one day after weddings were celebrated around the state. A representative of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and a rabbi said in a lawsuit filed Monday in state court that New York’s Senate […]

Apr 21, 2011

Opponents file new lawsuit against Superblock plan

Opponents of the proposed Superblock redevelopment have filed another lawsuit to stop the project, this time alleging approved demolition plans would violate a historic preservation agreement. The lawsuit says J. Rodney Little, director of the Maryland Historical Trust, exceeded his powers last December when he gave conditional approval to the $150 million project’s plans, which […]

Feb 27, 2011

No ‘wait-and-see’ approach for same-sex marriage opponents

ANNAPOLIS — Citing California as both precedent and a rallying cry, several Maryland legislators are gearing up to try at the ballot box what they may fail to do in the General Assembly this year: defeat a measure to allow same-sex couples to marry in the state. Sen. Nancy Jacobs, R-Cecil and Harford, said Friday […]

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