February 4, 2005
Proposed legislation would allow early voting in elections Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller proposed legislation yesterday that would allow voters to participate in elections up to eight days early. Other states that allow early voting have found the alternative to be successful, Miller said, because many voters have trouble finding time to get to the polls as they juggle family, work and other responsibilities. Miller's legislation would allow local election boards to determine the number and location of polling places that would be open prior to Election Day. Proposal would change BWI name to honor judge The Baltimore-Washington International Airport would be renamed the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport under a proposal from Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Baltimore County Democrat.
February 11, 1992
Of 463 SUNDIAL callers who responded to a question about proposed legislation that would require guns at home to be kept under lock, 183 (39.5 percent) said the bill would accomplish its goal of preventing shooting accidents; 108 (23.3 percent) said stronger measures should be taken; and 172 (37.1 percent) said no bill is needed."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
October 1, 2013
There is an established way to make or change laws: A majority of the House and Senate agree and send their proposed legislation to the president. He then approves or vetoes it ("House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown," Sept. 29). The Republicans try to get around the established process by threatening to hurt lots of people if a certain law isn't changed. No voting, no legislative agreement, just threats. They are just a bunch of gangsters in neckties. William Akers, Baltimore
February 4, 2004
Sen. Robert H. Kittleman proposed yesterday a change to the Senate rules that would require lawmakers to vote on every bill introduced in the legislature. The rule change, which would affect only the Senate, aims to end a practice by committee chairmen to block passage of a bill by never bringing it to a vote. Kittleman, a Republican who represents Howard and Carroll counties, said the rule change, which would require a committee vote on each piece of proposed legislation, would help keep the process open.
June 29, 1993
The initial cost for Harford County to limit the powers of the sheriff will be $279,000, the county executive said yesterday while unveiling proposed legislation to take control of the criminal, correctional and communications divisions of the sheriff's office.County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann said her moving to transfer operation of the Detention Center, police dispatch and road patrols from the sheriff to the county would cost taxpayers $104,000 annually.Much of that total would go to hire a police chief and for administrative support, Mrs. Rehrmann said.
January 7, 1991
NASHVILLE -- Dick Schultz, executive director of the NCAA, will make his fourth "state of the association" address this afternoon during the opening business session of the 85th annual NCAA convention. Reform will be the main topic, but a Division I-A football tournament might also be mentioned.The NCAA sponsors 16-team championship tournaments in Division I-AA, II and III football, while the I-A climax continues to revolve around the traditional bowls. Even before 1990's muddled finish on New Year's Day, Schultz was quoted as saying he thought there would a I-A tournament before the year 2000.