Wednesday, January 16, 2013
State Sen. Allan Kittleman wants voting sessions recorded, a Prince George's County senator suffers a basketball injury and two Baltimore County legislators team up to shorten the wait to get a divorce.
A proposal by Baltimore City to secure hundreds of millions in state money for school construction is missing a key ingredient, according to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. "The state needs to have a role in school construction," Miller said. Baltimore City wants the state to guarantee as much as $30 million a year for 20 years in the form of block grants for school construction and renovations. The city will then use that promise to leverage borrowing $1 billion for its plan. Miller rejects the plan saying it's a lot of money and that the state is needed to provide a check and balance to potential malfeasance and corruption. "I'm a historian, I study all history, OK," Miller said. "Whenever you have a one-sided government you …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Republican State Senator announces his intentions at a breakfast fundraiser in Ellicott City.
Republican State Sen. Allan Kittleman, of West Friendship, told supporters at a breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday morning that if he gets the funds and support, he plans on running for county executive in 2014, according to an article on Explore Howard. In the article, Kittleman said he commissioned a poll this spring that surveyed 450 county voters. That poll, administered by a Republican political research firm, showed Kittleman 20 points ahead of likely Democratic candidates Del. Guy Guzzone and County Council member Courtney Watson, according to the article. Current County Executive Ken Ulman is term-limited and will be forced to step down from his position in 2014. On Thursday, Ulman is holding a breakfast fundraiser that costs $1,…
Saturday, April 23, 2011
State Senator Allan Kittleman, a republican from Howard County, proposed legislation that would have required lobbyists to report the names of lawmakers who attend committee and delegation dinners.
ANNAPOLIS - The night before a powerful Senate panel voted to approve the state's first alcohol tax increase in decades, one of the world's largest liquor companies wined and dined 11 of the 13 committee members at a popular Colonial-era tavern. The tab: $2,863.50. The dinner, paid for by British liquor giant Diageo, is just a snapshot of the free meals and free booze lawmakers received during the 90-day session from lobbyists and special interest groups trying to influence legislation and shape public policy. Four-digit tabs for dinner parties are common because of ethics reform passed in 1999 that requires lobbyists to invite an entire legislative "unit," such as a committee or delegation - an attempt to snuff out the perception of …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
As the Maryland House of Delegates takes on the bill that passed though the Senate last week, Patch asked local residents about the hot-button issue.
What are your thoughts on same-sex marriage?
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"It's not because I'm going against my party, I'm going for what I think is right," said Sen. Allan Kittleman, of Howard County.
Glen Dehn and Charles Blackburn met at a party in Baltimore's historic Bolton Hill neighborhood in the late 1970s. Within a month, the two started living together. Fast forward roughly 32 years: Dehn, 73, and Blackburn, 78, are still an item. They've balked at the idea of getting married in one of the handful of states that allow same-sex marriage for one reason. They want to exchange vows in Maryland. "I have never felt so much enthusiasm, momentum and positive attitudes," Blackburn said of a proposal that would allow same-sex marriages in Maryland. The first legislative showdown of 2011 over the issue unfolded Tuesday in a packed Senate committee hearing, as factions of some of the state's most liberal and conservative groups clashed. …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Republican state senator says it's a civil rights issue.
Sen. Allan Kittleman, R-9, announced today that he plans to support a bill proposing same-sex marriages in Maryland. He said in a statement that he made the decision after it was “made evident” that he did not have sufficient support for legislation that would create civil unions for all couples in the state. Kittleman stepped down as the minority leader because of a lack of support from his party for that proposal. “… My primary goal has always been to ensure that same sex couples have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples currently have in Maryland,” he wrote. “I see this issue as a civil rights issue.” He noted that his father, former state senator Robert Kittleman, fought racial discrimination in the 1950s and 1960s…
Sunday, January 23, 2011
See what happened this week in Savage-Guilford Patch.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Md. Immigrants' Income Outranks All States but the District of Columbia Data suggests the state's immigrant population has skills and education that mitigates competition with native workers, according to V.P. of Migration Policy Institute. Howard County Remembers John F. Kennedy People from politics, the FBI and just regular citizens recall the inauguration of one of the most revered presidents of modern time. O'Malley Sworn-In for Second Time Wednesday (With Video) Incumbent governor starts second term with cautious optimism. Former Police Chief, WWII Veteran, Dies at 92 G. Russell Walters, also a WWII veteran, was the County’s police chief from 1969 – 1975 after serving 23 years with the Maryland State Police. He died Jan. 13. Train …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Incumbent starts second term with cautious optimism.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
By David Saleh Rauf Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS -- The pomp and circumstance are officially over. Gov. Martin O'Malley, 48, was sworn in Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol in front of a crowd of several hundred, including Maryland's political and business elite. He kicked off his second term with a cautiously optimistic inauguration speech about Maryland recovering from the recession, while also touching on a wide range of accomplishments since taking office in 2007. O'Malley -- a rising star in the Democratic Party coming off a resounding victory over a former Republican governor -- begins his second and final term in the midst of a careful balancing act: He'll need to address a series of pressing issues facing Marylanders while …