By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will throw his support behind legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland this year, even as recent polling suggests the relative majority of Marylanders still support
The Maryland House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the mandatory school attendance age, a proposal that could benefit at-risk teens but also could increase costs for the state.
Black leaders in Maryland are worried that a recommended congressional map expected to increase Democratic dominance of state politics could also reduce the influence held by black voters.
"If it gets there, we will pass it," said Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, Prince George's Democrat, of the bill's introduction to the House of Delegates.
"We have a constitutional mandate to educate our children," said Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, Prince George's Democrat and the bill's lead House sponsor. "That commitment doesn't end at 15 or when they turn 16. It ends when they become an adult — and that's at 18."