October 23, 2012 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's semi-retired Celtic rock band, which seems to be surfacing quite a bit lately, is booked Saturday at an event promoting early voting. O'Malley's March is scheduled to play at an Irish bar in Silver Spring at the "Early Voting Bash," an event hosted by the Montgomery County Young Democrats and a slew of other political organizations, including Obama for America, the president's campaign committee. Saturday marks the first day of early voting in Maryland , which runs through Nov. 1. ...
May 17, 2009
CALIFORNIA Californians will get the chance to decide what happens to their tax dollars in a special election this week, but regardless of whether the electorate registers approval -- or even shows up to vote -- it will not reduce the state's budget deficit very much. Lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) arranged Tuesday's special election on six ballot measures in February, when they agreed to a budget intended to close a $42 billion deficit through the middle of next year.
November 10, 2012 |
After mingling for about 20 minutes at the bar, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made his way to a table near the back of the dining room at Casa Lever, a trendy Italian restaurant on Manhattan's Park Avenue adorned by Andy Warhol prints. Over ravioli and red wine, O'Malley (D) made his pitch for help to actor Josh Charles, a Baltimore native, and Charles's friend Brian Ellner, who had run a costly campaign to build public support for same-sex marriage legislation in New York last year.
May 7, 2012 |
National polls show increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage. Proponents have prevailed in court and recent state legislative battles. Still, a stubborn fact remains: When the issue has gone before voters — as it will on Tuesday in North Carolina and this fall in as many as four other states, including Maryland — gay rights activists have never won. Since 1998, voters have gone to the polls 31 times to have their say on statewide ballot...
October 4, 2012 |
When David Copperfield calls at dinnertime to talk about local school funding, you learn that some ballot measures are sexier than other ballot measures. When Melissa Etheridge offers a chance to come hang backstage , it's clear: We're not talking about bond issues here. Most years in Maryland, getting voters excited — or at least dimly aware — of those obscure policy choices they will find at the bottom of the ballot amounts to little more than yard signs and mailers extolling...
February 5, 2013 |
Several leading Maryland lawmakers, including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert), have said that they expect voters to have the final word on whether the state repeals the death penalty. But it remains an open question whether the repeal bill sponsored by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) could be petitioned to referendum if it passes the legislature. The Maryland Constitution allows citizens to petition just-passed laws to the ballot if they collect enough...