Frederick deputies learn how to interact with disabled
February 11, 2014
Ethan Saylor's name was not on the curriculum. But it was clear his death was the reason two dozen Frederick County deputies were sitting in a classroom Tuesday, learning how best to interact with people with intellectual disabilities.
Brown calls marijuana laws 'costly, ineffective and biased'
February 10, 2014
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a leading Democratic candidate for governor, on Monday called the state's marijuana laws "costly, ineffective and racially biased" in a letter in which he outlined his reasons for supporting decriminalization of small amounts of the drug.
Brown likes Mizeur's pot decriminalization bill
February 10, 2014
Introducing a note of civility into an increasingly hard-hitting race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown wrote to one of his Democratic rivals expressing approval of her legislation to decriminalize possession of marijuana.
Mizeur's crime plan calls for shift from incarceration to prevention
February 5, 2014
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur on Wednesday plans to release a far-reaching crime plan that calls for ending mandatory minimum prison sentences, replacing juvenile detention centers with community-based treatment programs and making it far easier for people with criminal convictions to shield them from future employers.
D.C. police get pay raise for first time in six years
February 4, 2014
Breaking a bitter six-year impasse between the District and the city police union that kept more than 3,500 sworn members from getting annual raises, an arbitrator has ruled in favor of the city granting a pay increase but rejecting the union's request that it be made fully retroactive.
Senator Seeks Answers On Medevac Helicopter Roll-Out
February 4, 2014
A key state senator has sent a letter to the Maryland State Police seeking details about the roll out of the new AW-139 medevac helicopters amid concerns over rising costs and delays.
Judge's ruling favors officers in Badger Guns suit
January 30, 2014
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Conen ruled Thursday in favor of two Milwaukee police officers in their lawsuit against former local gun dealers and their owners, clearing the way for a three-week trial in September.
Analyst disects Maryland budget
January 20, 2014
Picking apart Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal 2015 budget, the legislature's chief fiscal analyst told lawmakers Monday that the administration relied on "familiar budget balancing strategies" to make the numbers work.
Brown target of mounting criticism over health care
December 5, 2013
There were smiles all around in April 2011 when Gov. Martin O'Malley, flanked by the state's top Democrats, signed the law creating a whole new agency to set up the state's new health insurance exchange.
Union successfully grieves Baltimore Co failure to pay deputies
November 26, 2013
In Baltimore County, Arbitrator Richard Trotter granted the Union's grievance for lost compensation for Deputy Sheriffs who are subject to being called into work while they are off duty.
Mizeur to name Pastor Delman Coates as running mate
November 13, 2013
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur plans to name Delman Coates, a Prince George's County minister and outspoken proponent of same-sex marriage, as her running mate on Wednesday, according to a person close to the campaign.
Brown proposes exempting military retirement income from tax
November 11, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown called Monday for fully exempting military retirement income from state taxation for veterans earning less than $150,000 a year, a move he said would reflect "our gratitude" for their service to the country.
Deputies ask for collective bargaining
November 1, 2013
Deputies at the Somerset County Sheriff's Office plan to pursue collective bargaining legislation that would allow them to negotiate directly with County Commissioners on working conditions including salaries and benefits.
Man suspected of shooting Howard Co. officer captured
October 24, 2013
A man suspected in the shooting of a Howard County Police officer was captured Thursday morning after a half-mile-wide manhunt by law enforcement turned up nothing the night prior, leaving local businesses, schools and homes on lockdown.
Maryland Juice Summary of Gansler/Mizeur Responses
October 18, 2013
Maryland Juice provides a quick summary of Gansler & Mizeur's responses to survey questions relating to fracking, marijuana decriminalization, special elections, public financing of campaigns, affordable housing, the minimum wage, and much more.
U.S. judge rejects requests to halt MD gun law
October 1, 2013
A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program.
Gansler to launch campaign for governor
September 24, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will jump into the 2014 race for governor Tuesday, setting the stage for what is likely to be a fiercely competitive contest for the Democratic nomination.
Brown's rivals question one-candidate rule
September 19, 2013
As things stand now, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) should have a big advantage as he seeks the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, one of the most sought-after backers in the 2014 governor's race for Democrats.
Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville
August 28, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer was shot to death Wednesday during a predawn raid on a house in Catonsville, police said. His alleged assailant was also killed in the firefight.
McDonough to propose 'stand your ground' law in MD
August 22, 2013
A Baltimore County lawmaker said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly that would bring to Maryland the "stand your ground" legal doctrine that became a central part of the debate over Florida's Trayvon Martin case.
Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees
August 20, 2013
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the county to refund nearly $573,000 in health insurance premiums that had been overpaid by hundreds of Police Department retirees, following years of litigation between the county and the police union.
Negotiators for city, firefighters reach deal
August 19, 2013
After months of intense, closed-door bargaining, negotiators for the Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions have reached an agreement that would give firefighters a 16.5 percent pay raise in exchange for working more hours, according to documents reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
Richard A. "Dick" Simmons, police officer
August 16, 2013
Richard A. "Dick" Simmons, a retired Baltimore police officer who was a founder and first president of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, died Tuesday of complications from an aneurysm at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 84.
Bruising internal battle shaping up for Pipkin seat
August 7, 2013
The surprise retirement of Senate Minority Leader E. J. Pipkin has set up a succession scramble for his Upper Eastern Shore seat that is shaping up as a possibly brutal internal struggle among 36th District Republicans.
Baltimore County has settled another lawsuit by a county worker who claimed to have been illegally forced out of his job.
Under the agreement, William Galanti, a 71-year-old laborer in the Department of Public Works, will return to work Sept. 1 at a salary of about $45,600 and receive about $143,000 in back pay, pension adjustments, legal costs and damages, according to his attorney, Kathleen Cahill.
Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB
July 23, 2013
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
Hoyer, Miller endorse Anthony Brown's bid for Md. governor
July 22, 2013
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) on Monday touted endorsements of his 2014 gubernatorial bid by House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and more than 25 other state and local officials from Prince George's County and Southern Maryland.