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Delegate Loses Committee Seat, Banning Gay Conversion Therapy and School Transparency: MD Political Roundup

Check out the top political stories from around the state.

Del. Don Dwyer. Credit: Maryland General Assembly
Del. Don Dwyer. Credit: Maryland General Assembly
By Adam Bednar 

An Anne Arundel County delegate is losing his committee spot after a drunk driving conviction, a Baltimore County Delegate wants to ban "gay conversion therapy" and Gov. Martin O'Malley told a middle school student that some school systems aren't transparent enough. 


Del. Dwyer Loses House Ways and Means Committee Seat

Annapolis Capital: Del. Don Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican, will lose his seat on the House of Delegates committee. In 2012 Dwyer was convicted of driving while intoxicated resulting in an accident that injured five children. A year later he was charged and later convicted of drunk driving near his home.  

Del. Cardin Seeks Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

Baltimore Sun: Del. Jon Cardin, a Baltimore County Democrat, has introduced a bill the would prevent mental health professionals from administering to youth so called "gay conversion therapy." 

O'Malley: Schools Fall Short on Transparency

The Daily Record: After fielding a question from a sixth-grade member of the Baltimore Urban Debate League Gov. Martin O'Malley said that many of the state's school systems are failing to be transparent.   

Maryland Lawmakers Back in Session

(Easton) Star Democrat: The Maryland General Assembly began its 90-day session on Wednesday, and the topic of whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 is expected to be the hot topic.

Marijuana, "Rain Tax" and Minimum Wage to Dominate Session

Cecil Whig: Gov. Martin O’Malley and legislative leaders prepare to address whether to legalize marijuana, raise the state’s minimum wage and address the state’s "rain tax."

Gov. O'Malley Eyes Minimum Wage Raise

(Hagerstown) Herald-Mail: Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to see the state minimum wage of $7.25 raised during his last legislative session as the state's executive.  

Republicans Seek "Rain Tax" Changes, Opposes Minimum Wage Increase

Carroll County Times: Lawmakers who represent Carroll County want to adjust the state's storm water remediation fee, aka "rain tax," and prevent increasing the minimum wage from $7.25.  

PH January 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM
While I agree that minimum wage should be increased, I think $15 an hour is way too much of an increase. The rain tax is silly and stupid, as is the emissions tax and the save the bay tax, and God knows what other tax. Democrats have never met a tax they didn't like.
Buck Harmon January 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM
I like your new posting name Pam !
PH January 13, 2014 at 06:06 AM
Thank you, Buck. I love your comments too on stuff ;)

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