: News

Filed Under:

State Roundup Jan. 14, 2010

Play associated audio

From Marylandreporter.com:

Gov. Martin O'Malley announces the probable end to the tuition freeze, and the legislature returns with calls for less partisanship.

The big story Wednesday was the announcement of a likely "moderate tuition rise" in the state university system, reported in The Baltimore Sun. The (Salisbury) Daily Times carries the story by the AP's Brian Witte. Hayley Peterson has a version in the Washington Examiner, as do John Wagner and Aaron Davis in The Washington Post.

"No frivolity as Maryland legislative session begins," says The Daily Record, with reporting by Nick Sohr.

There are other opening day reports by Joanna Sullivan of the Baltimore Business Journal, Meg Tully in the Frederick News-Post, Erin Julius in The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail and Dave Collins at WBAL TV.

More than a thousand people gathered for another "tea party" tax protest outside the governor's mansion Wednesday night, The Sun reports.

"Soon-to-be-mayor" Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was a very visible presence in the legislative halls on Wednesday, as Julie Scharper reports in The Sun.

The Sun has nice portfolio of two dozen photos from opening day. The photo gallery in the Frederick News-Post has about a dozen photos of newly sworn Del. Charles Jenkins in various settings, along with a feature by Meg Tully.

The Herald-Mail also has a photo gallery, accompanied by an audio report.

Del. Pat McDonough is changing course again, and won't run for governor, but may go for Baltimore County executive, Bryan Sears reports at Patuxent.

Senate President Mike Miller hopes to pick up Republican-held seats with two Jims, Alan Brody reports in the Gazette--Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith and Del. Jim Mathias.

Liam Farrell in The (Annapolis) Capital writes about the partisan divides.

Adam Bednar in the Carroll County Times reports that the proposed liquor tax hike is not popular with the county delegation.

Check out even more links in the Post's First Click.

NPR

A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
NPR

Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.
NPR

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Goes After Donald Trump

In their first appearance together of the 2016 campaign, the progressive hero and Massachusetts senator enthusiastically endorsed Clinton.
NPR

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.