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Tag Archives: Sen. Ulysses S. Currie

Editorial Advisory Board: Currie’s ethics hearing should be open to the public

There are times when doors to the usually secret hearings of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics should be flung wide open. The case of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, which the committee is expected to hear soon, ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Currie’s acquittal teaches the wrong lesson

Maybe now it’s official: Maryland’s elected leaders live in — and nurture — a culture of corruption. And yet, how sad for those lawmakers — the overwhelming majority — who work hard and play by the rules. There’s no platform ...

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Witnesses defend former Shoppers execs in Currie trial

Witnesses for two Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp. executives on Thursday called the pair honest, hard-working men whose contacts with state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie were above-board and fully documented in a valid consulting agreement. But federal prosecutors, through cross-examination, got ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The culture of Annapolis on trial

We are told now and then that a “culture of corruption” exists in Annapolis. It’s not true. But there are aspects of life in the lawmaking arena which can be toxic to the process of lawmaking. Legislators and lobbyists have ...

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Week in review: 7/29/11

Federal impasse stalls BWI work A party-line stalemate in Congress over reauthorizing funding of the Federal Aviation Administration has halted $681 million worth of construction projects, including a new radar system for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Currie awaits ruling The ...

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Week in review: 4/22/11

Baltimore, state mourn Schaefer William Donald Schaefer, Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor and comptroller, died Monday at 89. He will lie in repose Monday at the State House in Annapolis and Tuesday at Baltimore City Hall. His funeral will ...

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