Jake Brodsky
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February 6, 2017
‘Quack quack’: Meet Maryland’s proposed state waterfowl

Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti, D-Harford, is proposing a bill that would add a new state symbol: the canvasback duck, also known as the “King of Ducks,” as the state waterfowl.

March 10, 2017
Big Ten Tournament means big bucks for D.C. eateries

WASHINGTON – With rockets on the walls, drinks whizzing around and the room covered in red and white decor, it seemed like the back room of Rocket Bar was in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University Hoosiers fans populated the bar, and the cheer team was in attendance to pump up the crowd before the men’s basketball […]

March 2, 2017
Democrats’ earned-leave bill heads to Maryland House floor

A Democrat-backed earned-leave bill is headed to the House floor after being given a favorable report from the House Economic Matters Committee.

February 2, 2017
Families dressed as superheroes lobby for sick-leave bill

Early Thursday morning, moms and children gathered inside the Miller Senate building at tables littered with paper groundhogs and markers, but this Groundhog’s Day gathering was no celebration for Punxsutawney Phil.

March 9, 2017
Maryland has a budget problem — but no one can agree on why

Despite Maryland’s apparent prosperity, the state has a perennial budget problem.

March 2, 2017
Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing

Supporters and detractors alike gathered in Annapolis to testify about two marijuana legalization bills being heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon.

February 7, 2017
Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

April 6, 2017
Md. legislator proposes bill to help secure sporting events

Maryland … is considering legislation that will allow it to bid to keep the game — and other sporting events — in a much more efficient fashion.

April 26, 2017
Ticket promotions help big league clubs draw in fans

Over the past three seasons, the Orioles have averaged between 8,000 and 12,000 more people during games with promotions than without. A significant number of the around 30 promotional games each season come during the weekend.