By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Perennially outgunned Maryland Republicans hoped the strategy of using the Internet to petition laws to the ballot might help make the minority party relevant in state politics again.
Starting Sunday, it will cost more to die in Maryland. As part of the budget approved by the Maryland General Assembly in a May special session, the state's death certificate fees will double from $12 to $24.
A Prince George's County delegate is proposing a constitutional amendment to close a loophole that allows elected officials convicted of felonies to remain in office until their sentencing.
"They went many months thinking that Maryland voters are a lot less open than they actually are," said Delegate Jolene Ivey, a Prince George's Democrat who favored all three initiatives. "Clearly, the voters ended up agreeing with us."
"We'll see if they continue to challenge every bill that gets passed that they lose on," she said. "What, are we going to be like California and have a 50-page ballot? We elect representatives for a reason, and we're just doing our jobs."