By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Maryland officials say they are drawing closer to closing a campaign-finance loophole that has allowed owners of limited liability companies to give millions in extra donations to state political candidates.
The Court of Appeals of Maryland's opinion last month declaring pit bulls and pit bull mixes "inherently dangerous" has canine advocates and some state legislators furious.
"There ought to be some sort of balancing act," Mr. Cardin said, adding that he'd rather not place extra restrictions on corporations that heed the $4,000 limit. "We just want to make sure that we don't put any onerous burden on business entities if we do in fact close those loopholes."
"In terms of perception, this is a major, major issue," said Delegate Jon S. Cardin, Baltimore County Democrat. "We should treat everybody equally."