Tag Archives: General Assembly

Dooming Slots?

The O’Malley administration can’t even propose slots without messing things up: Maryland slot machine operators will pay one of the..


My colleague Streiff as noted went and contacted the offices of the sponsors of HB47 and HB48 that I wrote..

Here Come the Catches

As the start of his campaign to convince Marylanders that the only way to balance the state’s miserable budget was..

A message to Speaker Busch

After reading what Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch told the Washington Times, I dashed off a quick message to him:..

Understatement of the Year

“I know it is somewhat of a regressive tax,”– Speaker Mike Busch talking about the sales tax Yes, and hiking..

It starts tomorrow

Annapolis’ long-awaited version of budgetary Armageddon comes to town tomorrow. And let’s face it: other than the fact that taxpayers..


We know when the General Assembly is going back to work: Gov. Martin O’Malley today formally called a General Assembly..


You have to love Governor O’Malley’s hubris: The GOP tactic of opposing a special session produces conflict when lawmakers should..

Straight Tax Talk

Capital columnist Eric Hartley talks straight about the Governor’s tax plan today: “The vast majority of Maryland families will be..

Owing Favors

Former Clinton Apparatchik Lanny Davis must owe someone in the O’Malley Administration a favor for his gushing genuflection over O’Malley’s..

A Gambling Gamble

Senate Republicans today said no to the O’Malley slots plan: Senate Republican leaders said that they do not support a..

Don’t Believe the Hype

Free State Politics is firing up the hype machine and harping the MSTA talking points in favor of throwing more..

Great Minds Think Alike

Apparently, I’m not the only cat who digs the idea of table games: As Gov. Martin O’Malley makes a pitch..

Sense from Stoltzfus

I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the Sen. Lowell Stoltzfus wrote an op-ed in today’s Sun that’s probably..

One Missing

The Sun’s Andrew Green had a Cliff Notes version of the deficit problem in today’s paper. Which also includes this..