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Sen. Jill Carter pushes to eliminate jail time for petty gambling in Maryland

Photo by Wes Dickinson, via Flickr

A reminder: Just because you can roll dice at a half-dozen Maryland casinos doesn’t mean you can’t be arrested and jailed for doing it at an underground gambling spot or on your own turf.

But this legislative session, Baltimore State Sen. Jill Carter and Montgomery County Del. David Moon hope to change that by removing incarceration from the equation for punishing street gambling.

J.D. Merrill responds to City College grads saying he discouraged anti-O’Malley protest, sought to boost white recruitment

Image via J.D. Merrill for State Senate/Facebook

A group of recent grads from Baltimore’s prestigious City College High School are taking their former teacher, J.D. Merrill, to task in his campaign for the 41st District Senate seat. In an op-ed published in the Afro this morning, four alumni say he discouraged students from protesting his father-in-law, ex-Gov. Martin O’Malley, and actively recruited white private school pupils to the predominantly black magnet school when he taught there.

State Sen. Jill Carter pushes back on attack ad from primary opponent J.D. Merrill: ‘Let’s stick to the issues’


A new ad from the campaign of Martin O’Malley son-in-law and 41st District Senate candidate J.D. Merrill has drawn the ire of opponent Jill Carter, as well as a couple black community leaders and one city councilman.

Former Sen. Nathaniel Oaks will remain on primary election ballot, court rules

Image via broadcast from WBAL-TV.

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in a 5-2 decision that disgraced Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, who in March pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, must remain on the ballot for the June 26 primary election for the Maryland State Senate seat in the 41st District.

Hogan appoints Carter to Oaks’ Senate seat, same one she is running for in primary

Image via Jill P. Carter for Senate’s Facebook page.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced Jill P. Carter will be appointed to the Maryland State Senate seat previously held by Nathaniel Oaks, who last month pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.