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.
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.
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."
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.
(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.
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."
(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.