Topics

Tribune Media

News & Media

News & Media

BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state tuition discounts for qualifying illegal immigrants (the DREAM Act).This spring he signed into law the death-penalty repeal he’d long sought as well as sweeping gun restrictions. What’s more, by slowing spending growth while adding new revenue, he’s all but obliterated a $1.7 billion structural deficit that had long dogged Maryland’s budgets. These...

Loading
77°