Candidate’s gun control plan even harsher than new law

Ten days away from implementation of Maryland’s more stringent laws on gun purchases, licensing and training, Second Amendment advocates might be wondering if it could possibly get any worse for gun owners. One House of Delegates candidate from Bethesda, Jordan Cooper, issued a proposal Wednesday that lives up to the worst fears of gun owners. But it might have appeal inside the Beltway in the district now represented by Sen. Brian Frosh, floor leader of the new control law. (Md. Reporter)

Read Full Article

Leggett tours Ten Mile watershed

The potential for pollution of the Little Seneca Lake reservoir by proposed developments in Clarksburg and Boyds is something County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to know more about. “I need to go back and do more research, because this is pretty significant,” said Leggett after taking a tour hosted by environmentalists on Sept. 11 of the Ten Mile Creek watershed that flows into Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park. (Gazette)

Read Full Article

Former delegate Michael Gisriel files as District 12 candidate

Michael Gisriel may have only served one term in the House of Delegates, but, by his own reckoning, he's "literally worked every session in Annapolis since 1979," counseling politicians and lobbying for various industries. In 2015, he wants to return as a delegate for the newly redrawn District 12, which represents parts of Howard and Baltimore counties. All three of the district's current delegates have announced they will retire at the end of the 2014 legislative session. (Patuxent)

Read Full Article

Sept. 18 // Perry to visit Beretta, then face O'Malley on CNN

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit gun manufacturer Beretta USA Wednesday during his trip to entice Maryland companies to move to the Lone Star State. Later in the day, Perry will square off on television with the governor whose state he came to criticize. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback

Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. "They say they're aggressive in cleaning it, but they're saying they haven't cleaned it up. So are they being disingenuous about that? Did it actually work? Did it?" he said. "If it did, then why are they saying it's still getting polluted?" (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Annapolis mayoral race to feature Cohen vs. Pantelides

An incumbent and a political neophyte will face off in the Annapolis Nov. 5 general election. Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen won the Democratic primary against challenger Bevin Buchheister, taking 57 percent of the votes. Michael J. Pantelides won the city’s Republican mayoral primary election, defeating fellow candidates Bob O’Shea and Frank Bradley. (Capital)

Read Full Article

Brown plans to announce Mikulski’s endorsement at campaign event Sunday

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s gubernatorial campaign plans to unveil Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski as its latest supporter at an event Sunday, according to several people familiar with the planned endorsement. (Wash. Post)

Read Full Article

Pay raise recommended for Montgomery Councy Council

A citizens panel has recommended a 17 percent pay raise for members of the next Montgomery County Council, raising the annual salary to $125,000 for members taking office after the 2014 elections. The proposal comes from a citizens panel appointed by the council to study compensation for elected officials. The seven-member committee (six Democrats and one Republican) favors raising council salaries from the $106,394 members will make by year’s end, when a previously approved 2.2 percent cost-of-living adjustment kicks in. (Wash. Post)

Read Full Article