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June 25, 2014
Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and 29 delegates. Among them were the chairs of the budget committees in both the House and the Senate, plus a number of other committee chairs and top leaders in both chambers. During the next General Assembly term, the legislature is due to revisit the Thornton formula, but thanks to population losses and the sharp curtailment at court order of districts that cross the city-county line, Baltimore's delegation will have six senators (only five of whom will live in the city)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general. Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls but was better-funded than his rivals, held a commanding lead over Baltimore County Del. Jon. S. Cardin - the nephew of U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin - and state Del. Aisha N. Braveboy of Prince George's County. After a concession call from Cardin, Frosh addressed supporters at the quaint Women's Club of Chevy Chase.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Baltimore FBI agents and local law enforcement officers said they rescued two Maryland girls who were being prostituted and arrested five suspects they said were sexually exploiting children. The recovery of the two girls, both 16, came as part of a nationwide sting known as Operation Cross Country VIII, which targeted child sex trafficking. One of the rescued girls was from Baltimore County, the other from Montgomery County. Four of the alleged pimps arrested came from Prince George's County and one from Baltimore County, the FBI said.
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By Michael Dresser | June 20, 2014
More than 140,000 Marylanders went to the polls to cast early ballots in Tuesday's election, setting a record for a state primary, according to figures released Friday. The eight-day early-voting period ended Thursday night with more than 4 percent of the electorate taking advantage of the option. The 141,590 who voted early this year roughly doubled the number who went to the polls before Election Day in the 2010 and 2012 primaries. However, it is difficult to make meaningful comparisons because there were no high-profile, competitive statewide races in either of those previous primaries.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
More than 46,500 ballots were cast in the first three days of early voting in the Maryland gubernatorial primary, according to the State Board of Elections. The bulk of those came in the first two days, on Thursday and Friday, when 20,382 ballots and 17,115 ballots were cast, respectively, according to board data. There were 9,024 ballots cast Saturday. The total of 46,521 represents about 1.4 percent of eligible, active voters on precinct registries. Maryland started offering early voting in 2010.
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June 8, 2014
It is a rare pleasure in any election year (and perhaps this one more than most) to have a candidate for state-wide office we can endorse so enthusiastically as we do Brian Frosh in the Democratic primary for attorney general. In his career in the General Assembly, he has distinguished himself as a considerate and effective legislator, and we have no doubt that he would excel as Maryland's top lawyer. Mr. Frosh has represented Montgomery County in the state Senate since 1995 and was in the House of Delegates for two terms before that.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to endorse state Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination for attorney general Thursday, Frosh's campaign announced. Del. Jon S. Cardin of Baltimore County, one of Frosh's two opponents in the June 24 primary, will counter with an appearance by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, who is expected to introduce other elected officials who will endorse his nephew at an Annapolis news conference Monday. O'Malley is scheduled to appear at a Frosh rally in Greenbelt, adding his name to a long list of Democratic leaders who are backing the veteran senator over Cardin and Del. Aisha N. Braveboy of Prince George's County.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
A 20-year-old Bowie man accused in a movie theater "bottle bomb" incident in Prince George's County is also a suspect in other similar incidents across the region, inclduing a March incident in Anne Arundel County, law enforcement authorities said. Manuel Joyner-Bell is being held at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections on a no bond status, and is facing a detonation of a destructive device charge in connection with a bottle bomb explosion at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo on May 24. No one was injured.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday. The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a candidate, along with Reps. Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney, both of Montgomery County. The other six Democrats in the state's congressional delegation are backing Brown. "Lt. Gov. Brown has demonstrated a commitment to building a business climate that attracts, retains, and grows business in the 2nd Congressional District, and he has a plan to continue that success across our entire state," Ruppersberger said in a statement.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is going to be critical because it's the third-largest pool of Democratic votes," said John T. Willis, a high-profile Democrat and author of a book on Maryland politics. On the Republican side, Helen Delich Bentley, who represented the county in Congress for a decade, has no doubt of its importance in her party's primary.
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