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Dec 26, 2013

Griffith challenges Currie for Senate seat

Sen. Ulysses Currie will have at least one challenger for the Senate seat he has held for five terms.

Feb 21, 2012

The Eye on Annapolis Podcast

Daily Record columnist and WYPR Senior News Analyst C. Fraser Smith joins me once again on a super-sized podcast to review the big news from Friday: the House of Delegates passing same-sex marriage legislation and the Senate unanimously voting to censure Sen. Ulysses Currie. Fraser provides some big-picture perspective on both events and recalls the […]

Feb 6, 2012

Currie appears before Maryland ethics panel

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Ulysses Currie appeared for several hours Monday before the Maryland General Assembly’s joint ethics panel, which is considering the Prince George’s County senator’s failure to disclose work for a grocery store chain. Currie, a Democrat, appeared before the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics during a closed-door meeting with retired Maryland Court of [...]

Jan 20, 2012

Maryland Senate committee to call for annual online financial disclosure

ANNAPOLIS — The financial disclosure forms filed every year by Maryland lawmakers would be available to the public online under a proposal being crafted by a state Senate special committee. Maryland is the only state in the country that requires citizens who wish to view disclosure documents to access them in person. Other states provide […]

Jan 13, 2012

Maryland Senate panel tackles ethics reform

As Maryland lawmakers consider sanctions against one of their own, a new committee of seven senators will be searching for ways to make the state’s ethics laws more open and transparent and toughen sanctions against lawmakers who break them. The Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform will compile a list of suggested reforms by March […]

Dec 15, 2011

Del. Alston to face biweekly financial, timekeeping reviews

Del. Tiffany Alston is racking up the grand jury indictments and, come the 2012 General Assembly session, she’ll be operating under added scrutiny. “While it is important to remember that Delegate Alston has not been convicted of a crime, I believe that the allegation of theft of state dollars warrants an immediate response to assure […]

Nov 11, 2011

Top 5: ‘I have tremendous support’

State. Sen. Ulysses Currie was acquitted of all charges this week, and the owner of famed ‘Cafe Hon’ has decided to give up the trademark of the word ‘Hon,’ which caused much controversy earlier this year. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Café Hon owner to give up trademark […]

Nov 9, 2011

General Assembly’s ethics panel to consider sanctions on Currie

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Ulysses Currie has walked out of federal court a free man, but he could still face sanctions by an ethics panel of fellow lawmakers for failing to disclose work he did for a grocery store chain that paid him more than $245,000 between 2003 and 2008. Senate President Thomas V. Mike […]

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 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 […]

Oct 27, 2011

Currie’s wife to testify in corruption case

The wife of state Sen. Ulysses Currie is scheduled to testify in the federal corruption case against her husband. Shirley Currie is expected to appear on Thursday, a day after former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich described the senator as a friend and a gentleman in the years he has known him. Sen. Currie, a Prince […]

Oct 26, 2011

Former Gov. Ehrlich testifies in Currie case

Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich became the latest Maryland politician to testify in the federal corruption case against state Sen. Ulysses Currie on Wednesday, describing the senator as a friend and a gentleman in the years he has known him. The former Republican governor testified that he has known Currie since they were first elected to […]

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