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Parallel Maryland – How Wide the Divide?

April 15, 2008


In Maryland’s parallel universes, I wonder if there are any points of contact between the universes. For example, Albert Einstein High School in Kensington (Montgomery County) is a pretty good public high school, as public high schools go. Einstein is located in one of the richest counties in the richest state in the richest nation […]

Parallel Universes in Maryland: Einstein H.S. and Chevy Chase

April 12, 2008


Maryland is a land of parallel universes, and so too is Montgomery County. This week brings news of a gun marketing scheme that misfired at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. Einstein has one of the more diverse student bodies in the state, according to The Washington Post. The students are among the least affluent […]

Will Blair Lee Move to Va.? Will Maryland Be Safer?

April 10, 2008


Blair Lee IV and Ron Smith were fulminating at full speed during the five-o’clock hour on WBAL Thursday afternoon. Blair Lee was concerned about speed cameras on residential streets in Montgomery County. Mr. Lee complained to the WBAL audience that his wife had already received three tickets from the speed cameras. I hope Mrs. Lee […]

Maryland Tax Wrap; Montgomery Democrats Split

April 7, 2008


The question of how to raise enough money to pay for government services in Maryland has preoccupied the General Assembly for more than a year. The structural deficit had been an open secret in Annapolis for years, and there were loud calls for Gov. Martin O’Malley to push the issue last year, during the winter […]

Maryland Senators Vote on Millionaires’ Tax

April 3, 2008


The defining issue of Maryland’s 2008 General Assembly session broke almost cleanly along party lines on Thursday. The State Senate voted, 30-17, to repeal the tax on computer services, which would have produced about $200 million in needed revenue, and replace it with a “Millionaires’ Tax” that is expected to produce about $120 million a […]

Montgomery County Senators – Names and Districts

April 2, 2008


Here are the members of Montgomery County’s delegation to the Maryland State Senate, listed in numerical order according to district. All Montgomery senators are Democrats. District 14: Sen. Rona Kramer, elected to the Senate in 2002, the first election using new districts based on the 2000 census. District 14 stretches along the Howard County border […]

Maryland Shelters the Rich and Taxes the Poor

March 31, 2008


The TV news reports millionaires with mattresses strapped to the roofs of their Mercedes and Jaguars. They’re clogging the bridges, escaping across the Potomac River to Virginia. The wealthy flee their homes in Chevy Chase, Potomac, Roland Park and Severna Park. Millionaires are desperate to save themselves and their loved ones from the Millionaires’ Tax. […]