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Jun 18, 2013

Sen. Nancy Jacobs not seeking re-election

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Nancy Jacobs says she will not seek re-election next year. The 61-year-old Republican senator who represents Cecil and Harford counties made the announcement Tuesday in a news release. She says the difficult decision was made after nearly a year of thoughtful consideration, prayer and discussion with her family. Jacobs, who has […]

Nov 8, 2011

Sen. Currie acquitted on all counts

State Sen. Ulysses S. Currie remained calm and poised Tuesday in the hall outside the federal courtroom where a jury had just acquitted him of all charges in a corruption scandal. He thanked his legal team, called the verdict a win for the General Assembly and his constituents and said he was headed to visit […]

Nov 8, 2011

Jury reaches verdict in Currie case

The jury in a federal bribery case against state Sen. Ulysses Currie has reached a verdict. A court official says the verdict is scheduled to be read in U.S. District Court in Baltimore at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The verdict comes on the third full day of deliberations in a trial that started in September. […]

Nov 7, 2011

Currie jury asks judge about timing

A federal judge on Monday told the jury weighing a bribery and conspiracy case against Sen. Ulysses Currie that the alleged conspiracy between him and two former grocery store executives did not have to occur in the first months of an alleged six-year timeframe. The note came on the second full day of deliberations in […]

Aug 5, 2011

Judge denies request to dismiss bribery charges against State Sen. Currie

A federal judge has denied a request by a state senator’s attorneys to dismiss bribery charges against the senator. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett issued the order denying the request on Friday. Lawyers for Sen. Ulysses Currie had argued that the vagueness of state law blurred the line between his role as a part-time senator […]

May 24, 2011

State Sen. Pugh fundraising, but not decided on mayoral run

State Sen. Catherine Pugh is raising money as a candidate for Baltimore mayor, but a spokesman says she has not decided whether to run yet. The invitation for the June 21 event at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art announces “An Evening Reception Honoring Senator Catherine E. Pugh, Candidate for Baltimore City Mayor.” Tickets […]

Apr 19, 2011

U.S. ordered to reveal identities of Currie’s unindicted co-conspirators

Federal prosecutors must hand over the names of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie’s unindicted co-conspirators to the defense team in his bribery case, a judge said Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Judge Richard D. Bennett called the disclosures a matter of “fundamental fairness” as the veteran lawmaker prepares a motion to dismiss the […]

Feb 14, 2011

Gay marriage supporters plan Valentine’s Day push

ANNAPOLIS — Same-sex marriage supporters will rally in front of the Maryland State House on Valentine’s Day as part of a national campaign. Supporters of a measure to legalize the unions in Maryland said last week they will rally in the state capital on Valentine’s Day and lobby lawmakers later that night. If approved by […]

Feb 11, 2011

State Sen. Currie’s campaign treasurer pleads guilty to theft

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Ulysses Currie’s campaign treasurer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the senator’s campaign. The State Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday that 65-year-old Olivia Harris pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to theft scheme over $100,000. According to a statement of facts, Harris made more than 350 ATM […]

Feb 1, 2011

State Sen. Pinsky pushes to close tax loophole

ANNAPOLIS — A group of Maryland lawmakers want to close a tax loophole for large businesses that operate in multiple states. Sen. Paul Pinsky, a Prince George’s County Democrat, said Tuesday that Maryland is still using a tax policy that favors large multistate corporations over small businesses in the state. Currently, large corporations with businesses […]

Jan 25, 2011

Bill would require license code for sex offenders

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Richard F. Colburn wants to make sure police officers in Maryland know what they’re dealing with when they stop a sex offender on the road, especially if that sex offender has a child in the car. Colburn, R-Dorchester, has introduced legislation this year that would require that driver’s licenses display a […]

Jan 25, 2011

Md. senator proposes to protect transportation funding

ANNAPOLIS — A state senator says he is working on a revenue package for Maryland’s badly depleted transportation trust fund. Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, told business leaders Tuesday he also will propose a constitutional amendment that would prohibit tapping the fund to make up for budget shortfalls. The amendment would go before voters […]

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