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For General Assembly: Vote Jim Mathias and Judy Davis

October 28, 2014

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It’s a no-brainer for the Ocean City-Ocean Pines region. We vote for local candidates to represent us in Annapolis. Nobody else knows our unique local tourism business and small-town culture like people who live here. We certainly don’t need outsiders representing us in Annapolis! If you live and vote on the Lower Eastern Shore, you know what we’re […]

Peter Franchot Slams General Assembly on Gambling

August 16, 2012

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The gambling bill designed to fatten the big gaming corporations has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly and was quickly signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Comptroller Peter Franchot responded with the following statement, printed in full below: “The passage of legislation that will pave the way for a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince […]

Special Session On Gambling in Maryland

August 10, 2012

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Here it is the dawg days of August, and the General Assembly is back in Special Session in Annapolis. It’s the second Special Session this year. Makes you wonder if Maryland legislators can accomplish anything at all without a Special Session. Gov. Martin O’Malley called this August session to consider the urgent issue of gambling. Specifically, […]

Maryland Legislative Redistricting Maps (Proposed)

December 18, 2011

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BREAKING NEWS Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee released late Friday a proposal for redrawing legislative districts for the State Senate and House of Delegates, as required under the 2010 Census. This being the last shopping weekend before Christmas, most news outlets in the state have yet to cover the story. Full data and maps are […]

In-State Tuition for Immigrant Children Is A Win-Win

March 15, 2011

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The Maryland State Senate has passed a bill allowing children of “illegal immigrants” to pay the in-state tuition rate at Maryland community colleges. It’s reported that this might burden Maryland taxpayers, eventually. The concern is unnecessary, because it’s based on a  misunderstanding of the so-called costs. Just my opinion. First, seems to me a bit old-fashioned […]

Jim Mathias Wins District 38 Election for State Senate

November 10, 2010

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Updated Nov. 29, 2010 The 2010 election is finally over on the Lower Eastern Shore. The results remain “unofficial,” but the votes have been counted. Del. Jim Mathias is now senator-elect in District 38, with a narrow victory over Michael James. Mathias has 23,559 votes to 22,919 for James, according to the Maryland State Election […]

Gee Williams in Maryland District 38B

October 31, 2010

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In this troubled economy of 2010, many voters are casting about, almost desperately, for a qualified new candidate who is both competent and trustworthy. Is that too much to ask? Of the three new candidates running in District 38B for the Maryland House of Delegates, Gee Williams, mayor of Berlin, stands out as the one who’s […]