Sen. Ulysses Currie said Tuesday he is leaning toward returning to the Maryland Senate just weeks after submitting his letter of resignation.
A few government and politics headlines for Monday morning.
The state Senate has labored mightily and slapped one of its own on the wrist. By a unanimous vote, the Senate censured Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George’s, last Friday for ethics violations in connection with his failure to disclose work performed for a grocery store chain that brought him about $250,000. It was the Senate’s […]
There are moments every year when the Maryland General Assembly defines itself — and us. Sometimes, the entire 90 days makes us seem generous and forgiving, sometimes less so. Sometimes single actions seem to say something about who we are as people. Lawmakers are us, of course — like it or not. We’ve had two […]
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate unanimously voted Friday to censure a state senator who failed to disclose work for a grocery store chain that paid him about $245,000 over several years, the first such punishment issued by the chamber in 14 years. As part of that work, Sen. Ulysses Currie arranged meetings with state and […]
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate is scheduled to vote on recommendations to censure a state senator who failed to disclose more than $245,000 he was paid by a grocery store chain. The Senate will discuss the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Ethics Committee recommendations on Friday. If Sen. Ulysses Currie is censured, it would be the […]
ANNAPOLIS — An ethics panel has recommended unanimously that Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George’s, be censured and apologize for failing to disclose more than $245,000 in payments from a grocery store chain between 2003 and 2008. If Currie is censured, it would be the first time a Maryland senator has faced any sort of chamber […]
ANNAPOLIS — An ethics report that could include sanctions for Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie for failing to disclose more than $245,000 he received as a consultant for a grocery store chain between 2003 and 2008 was expected to be made public soon, the Senate president said Thursday. Thomas V. Mike Miller told senators during […]
Daily Record columnist and WYPR Senior News Analyst C. Fraser Smith joins me on the podcast to review the week that was in Annapolis. Among the topics we discuss is the long-running rivalry between Gov. Martin O’Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot that flared up when O’Malley referred to Franchot as “Maryland’s Mitt Romney.” We also […]
ANNAPOLIS — A panel of state senators is meeting to discuss ways to improve financial disclosure rules for lawmakers. The panel is meeting on Fridays to prepare recommendations by March. The panel also will be examining ways to create financial penalties. Maryland lawmakers have not had substantial review of ethics policies for more than a […]
State Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Prince George’s, managed to escape conviction on federal corruption charges by a jury of his peers after his lawyers paraded a string of witnesses into court who testified that Mr. Currie simply wasn’t bright enough to have pulled off such a scheme. The criminal justice system has spoken, and puzzling though […]
I kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest the other day. I gave thanks for people who are willing to endure political life. Don’t you dare, wrote an infuriated listener. Everyone in public office is on the take, he said. They’ve all got some smarmy, shady “side deal” that turns public service into a feeding trough. I […]