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11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Following White House Lead, Local Colleges Look Into Sexual Assault Surveys

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 1:57 pm

During the last General Assembly session, Del. Jon Cardin introduced a bill that would have required state colleges and universities to survey their students about the atmosphere on their campuses regarding sexual assault.

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Election 2014
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Survey

Clockwise from top left: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Del. Heather Mizeur, Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George, Harford County Executive David Craig, Charles Lollar
Credit Photos courtesy of Maryland State Government and campaigns

Over the next few months, Maryland voters will decide who will replace Gov. Martin O'Malley in the governor’s mansion. From the state’s energy future to the struggle to create quality jobs, the next governor will make key decisions on a range of issues facing the Free State.
WYPR asked all of the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates to respond to five questions the next governor will confront.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24. Early voting begins June 12 and ends June 19. The general election will take place November 4.

Click on the candidate's name to read their response.

1) What is the most important issue the next governor of Maryland will deal with in his/her first term?

The Democrats:  Anthony BrownDoug Gansler, Heather Mizeur
The Republicans:  David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar

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WYPR News
10:59 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Allegations Fly In Republican Gubernatorial Contest

Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Harford County Executive David Craig, left, and Del. Ron George joined forces to call for an investigation into the relationship between a third candidate for the Republican nomination, Larry Hogan, and Change Maryland, the organization he founded.

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George and Harford County Executive David Craig are all hoping to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination next month, and they're all hoping to get public campaign finance funds to do it. Larry Hogan, a former Ehrlich cabinet member and founder of Change Maryland, announced Wednesday that he is the first to cross the fundraising threshold to qualify for the $2.6 million in public funds. 

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Headlines
8:27 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Cummings Named To Benghazi Panel, Cardin To Monitor Ukraine Election, & The AA County Exec. Race

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore)
Credit Howard County Library System via flickr

Congressman Elijah Cummings will serve on a new House select committee to investigate the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. US Senator Ben Cardin will visit Ukraine this weekend, as part of a delegation that will monitor that country's presidential election. Plus: a report on the Anne Arundel County Executive's race, another "secret audit" of Baltimore's speed camera system, complaints about GOP gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan's use of "Change Maryland" in his campaign, and much more.

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Planet Money
3:20 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities

Quoctrung Bui/NPR

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 2:16 pm

There's this thing people say all the time in New York and other expensive cities: If I could move somewhere cheaper, and keep my income the same, I'd be much better off.

Alas, in places where the cost of living is lower, pay tends to be lower as well.

So what you really want to know is this: How much do workers make in different cities? And how far does that money go in each city?

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WYPR News
9:23 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar (left) with (l-r) Art Fifer, his daughter Joy Hutter, a Lollar volunteer, and Fifer's sister Pixie Flynn, co-owner of Anne Arundel Seafood in Pasadena.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 10:52 am

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

  “Maryland’s not so big until you have to travel it just about every day,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar on the campaign trail recently.

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WYPR News
9:12 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Voters Need To Know About Maryland's Transgender Law

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 5:33 am

What Voters Need To Know About Maryland's Transgender Law

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about Maryland's 2014 law that protects transgender people from discrimination, and efforts to put the law to a public referendum in November.

WYPR News
9:01 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Aside From Early Recording, Race Not Part Of Governor's Race

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 5:03 am

Aside From Early Recording, Race Not Part Of Governor's Race

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Donn Worgs of Towson University talk about why the prospect of Maryland electing its first African American governor has not been part of the campaign, aside from an early controversy last summer.

Opinion
11:46 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Curfew No Substitute For Community

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 5:48 am

New city slogan: 'Come to Baltimore, Home of the 24/7 Curfew for Kids.'

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WYPR News
11:46 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Bernstein And Mosby Agree on Repeat Offenders, And Not Much Else

Marilyn Mosby and Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein agree on how to get bad guys off the streets of Baltimore but not much beyond that. Mosby is challenging Bernstein for his job.

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Bernstein And Mosby Agree on Repeat Offenders, And Not Much Else

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Marilyn Mosby, agree that targeting violent repeat offenders, or VROs, will take bad guys off the streets of Baltimore. But that’s about the only thing they agree on.

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