April 16, 2013
Sen. Jim Brochin Medical marijuanaY CellphoneY Death penaltyN Gas taxN Gun controlY Del. William Frank Medical marijuanaY CellphoneY Death penaltyY Gas taxN Gun controlN Del. Stephen Lafferty Lafferty Medical marijuanaY CellphoneY Death penaltyY Gas taxN Gun controlY Del. Sue Aumann Medical marijuanaY CellphoneY Death penaltyY Gas taxN Gun controlN ...
January 27, 2013
Our legislators have promised a brighter future for our state's youth. Making their safety a top priority should be a cornerstone of that promise. Life-saving legislation that protects our youngest and most vulnerable drivers would be a good place to start. Crash statistics involving teen drivers are sobering. Crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and they are three times as likely to crash as more experienced drivers. Using cell phones while driving, driving or riding with their peers or driving late at night all significantly increase teen drivers' already high crash risk.
March 7, 2011
It seems that our state legislators, with big deficits looming in their faces, have plenty of time to involve themselves with such topics as cutting tuition for illegal immigrants and allowing dogs in restaurants ( "Bill would cut tuition for illegal immigrants" and "More eateries may proclaim 'bone appétit,'" March 7.) They should be ashamed to take their salary. We could elect monkeys and chimps to do that. F. Cordell, Lutherville
February 24, 2012
According to the book of Genesis, the core of the devil's temptation of Adam and Eve was the suggestion that they would become like gods, knowing good and evil. Last Friday's decision by the Maryland House of Delegates is only one of several recent attempts by legislatures, courts and government executives to act like gods, redefining good and evil. How much longer will it be before they start acting like Roman emperors, demanding that we worship them as gods? Charles Roswell, Columbia
June 13, 2011
A six-month impasse between the Board of Education and the Howard County Education Association the largest union in the school system, will now be determined by the Maryland Public School Labor Relations Board (MPSLRB). It is important for the reader to understand that the MPSLRB was established by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democrat-led General Assembly in 2010 to settle disputes between local school boards and unions. The MPSLRB consists of five members appointed by the governor with Senate consent.
October 4, 2012
Let's remind Del. Pat McDonough ("Towson melee not the same as Inner Harbor crime," Sept. 29) and Sen. Jim Brochin ("On Towson melee, Rodricks needs to check his facts," Oct. 1) that we live in a region that includes Baltimore City and county. This region is made up of all types of people - black, white, brown, rich and poor. If our politicians started seeing this as a region, they could begin addressing problems of poverty, unemployment and education in a meaningful way rather than resorting to stereotypes to lay blame for our region's problems.