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The Approaching Deadline For Requesting An Absentee Ballot, and An Age Discrimination Ruling Against The Baltimore County Pension System
October 23, 2012
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot for the November 6th election is a week from today -- Tuesday, November 30th (via the Gazette). Absentee ballot applications must be submitted by mail or fax or in person to your county board of elections; you can apply for an absentee ballot with this form from the State Board of Elections.
A federal judge has ruled that the Baltimore County pension system violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The county is reviewing the opinion and is not yet saying whether they will appeal (via our wire service and the Baltimore Sun).
A new poll is giving Democrat Ben Cardin a sizeable lead in his bid for re-election in Maryland's U.S. Senate race. The "Washington Post" survey shows that among likely voters, Cardin is ahead of Republican Dan Bongino; the Democrat has support of 53 percent of those surveyed; Bongino has 22 percent (via our wire service).
The appointment of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has finally recieved approval from the City Council. The vote to confirm Batts came yesterday after less than a minute of discussion with 14 members voting yes and zero no votes (via our wire service and the Baltimore Sun).
Anne Arundel County taxpayers have now been billed more than $42-thousand in legal fees for defending County Executive John Leopold in a gender discrimination lawsuit (via the Baltimore Sun).
The Harford County Board of Education has a new President; last night, the Board's members unanimously elected Rick Grambo to lead the body until the end of the current school year, in June (via the Baltimore Sun).
The Frederick County Board of Comissioners is expected to propose legislation that would repeal a new state law requiring people who ride scooters or mopeds wear helmets -- within the County's borders (via the Gazette).
Former Maryland Congressman Robert Bauman has been named in the Boy Scouts perversion files that recently were released by the organization (via the Baltimore Sun).
And the National Weather Service is confirming that Friday night's storms produced a tornado near Jarrettsville, in Harford County (via our wire service and the Baltimore Sun).
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