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Zero Hour for the Purple Line

With its twisty, politically drawn route it won’t get you fast to the places you want to go. Its interconnectivity with Metro is poor and getting worse. For a foretaste of where its rising costs are headed, check out the … Continue reading

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In miniature, January 21

“Another Winner From Tax Reform: State Governments,” including Maryland’s [Eric Boehm, Reason] Epic Twitter thread on Maryland’s outlandish gerrymander, marvel at the maps [@EsotericCD] “Maryland Is Undergoing Meaningful Regulatory Reform” [Randolph May and Michael Horney, Free State Foundation] Neighborhood police … Continue reading

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In miniature, August 27

Highlights/lowlights of the Justice Department’s scathing report on Baltimore police [Jonathan Blanks/Cato; C.J. Ciaramella] Gov. Larry Hogan has declined to board a certain ill-bound Train, and same is true of two other courageous figures, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Howard … Continue reading

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In miniature, June 12

Chief executive sure must have gotten some bad advice to have vetoed the forfeiture bill: “Governor Hogan, Civil Asset Forfeiture Is Inherently Abusive” [Adam Bates, Cato Institute] We’ve covered the case for forfeiture reform since the early days of this … Continue reading

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In miniature, March 27

Pro and con on Purple Line: Randal O’Toole on flaws [Maryland Public Policy Institute, Maryland Reporter; Richard Parsons] Good: “Dram Shop Liability Likely Dead For Another Year in Maryland” [Brett Buckwalter, Niles, Barton, & Wilmer] “Anti-drug-overdose compound could save lives … Continue reading

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In miniature, March 9

Good for (many) Democratic lawmakers for proposing reforms of Maryland civil forfeiture law [Maryland Reporter; Cato and Overlawyered resources on forfeiture] Input sought from one side only: pro-rail group Action Committee for Transit tries to stop Purple Line debate sponsored … Continue reading

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In miniature, Feb. 22

Gov. Hogan is right about business exodus from Maryland [Metro Business Media] Purple Line panel debate Mar. 2 in Silver Spring: my Cato colleague Randal O’Toole, Pete Rahn, Rich Parsons [Maryland Public Policy Institute] “The question is whether you are … Continue reading

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In miniature, January 31

Alcohol sales plunged following 50 percent state tax hike, so revenues didn’t come in as expected; meanwhile, merchants paid millions less in income tax. Lose/lose! [Maryland Taxpayers Association] But see: Van Smith points out at City Paper that a law … Continue reading

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In miniature, December 21

Purple Line backers picked a color name similar to Metro lines, clever move but oh so misleading [David Lublin, The Seventh State, earlier] Frederick County mom Cindy Rose goes to court seeking right to opt kids out of state-mandated assessment … Continue reading

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