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Ex-liquor board director sentenced in bribery scandal

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The former director of a Maryland county’s liquor board has been sentenced for a bribery scheme, involving payoffs to politicians in exchange for help with legislation that would expand the county’s liquor sales.


p>The Washington Post reports former Prince George’s County Liquor Board official David Dae …

Georgia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:


May 18

The Gainesville Times says gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams insulted Gainesville, immigrants and the truth with his “Deportation Bus”:

In a political era chock full o’ nuts, this year’s governor’s race is going off the rails on a crazy train.


p>The lunacy rolled …

Bipartisan group file legislation reinstating death penalty

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A bipartisan group of Illinois legislators have introduced a bill that would reinstate the death penalty for convicted mass murderers and killers of first responders.


p>The bill was crafted by Democratic State Rep. Jerry Costello II of Smithton, Republican Rep. John Cabello of Machesney Park and …