By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Energy industry specialists are warning that Maryland may miss out on the national economic boom generated by the natural-gas drilling process known as fracking if the state approves a new bill to impose a moratorium while its environmental effects are studied.
The Maryland General Assembly effectively killed a same-sex marriage bill Friday when House leaders, unsure whether they had enough support to pass a final vote, returned the legislation to the chamber's Judiciary Committee.
Along with Mr. Franchot, state Delegate Heather Mizeur, Montgomery Democrat; state Sen. C. Anthony Muse, Prince George's Democrat; and high-ranking Republicans in state government have opposed it.