Early returns show promise for Constitutional Convention, other MD ballot Questions
Posted: 10:30 PM TUE, November 2, 2010
By Steve Lash
Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer

If early election results hold, Maryland will engage in a full scale review of the state’s constitution for the first time since 1967.


Early Ballot?

It sounds like there is going to be an interesting Primary next year.

Tea Party Day

Just returned from the Tea Party in Bel Air, Maryland.teabags

It was well attended, and numerous speakers fired up the crowd. I wish, as they do, that sanity can return to our government at all levels.

We shall see.

My ‘horse’ and I loved it.

The Shadow

The Shadow

Independence Day 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Enjoy your day with family & friends.

Or, join the party (Tea Party, that is) in Bel Air from 9am to Noon in front of the Harford County Government building on Main Street.

Let your representative (?) elected officials know what you think on this day.

Harford Co. Council wants no TEA Party?

On The Dagger is an interesting article concerning the Harford County Council’s response to an enterprising email for an upcoming protest on Tuesday, May 19.

Please go read that article here. (And then come back, please.)

While the question there is – “Will keeping the Constant Tax Yield rate be considered a tax hike?” – my concern, and maybe others, is – “Shouldn’t the calculation of this rate be addressed to take into account the fall in property (aka, homeowners) values?”

This is a considerable problem in this current storm of falling economic times.

Here’s a better question.

Why should government be excluded from an economic “hit” whenever property values fall like it has recently? This is a rare event. But, given the current definition of the Constant Yield Rate, it clearly means that homeowners economic problems (higher bills) means nothing to government.

Talk about unfair.

Who has a better answer?

Every 20 years the Magic Returns

Welcome to the new site highlighting the upcoming Maryland Constitutional Convention question to be presented on the 2010 voting ballot.

This site will be dedicated to the notion and ideas for holding such a convention, whose purpose is to amend the Maryland Constitution.

For example, procedures, processes, definitions found in other state constitutions that are not within our own.

Such as: recall procedures, term limits on elected position, official language, voting rights and identification, proof of residence for obtaining official documents and on and on