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Maryland Politics: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006

Duncan On Schaefer

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan found himself in the awkward position last week of criticizing the behavior of a man who has delivered one of the most high-profile endorsements of his gubernatorial bid: Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer ....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 25, 2006; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Ehrlich Backs Bush--on Ports and Spying

After his brief split with President Bush over the management of the nation's ports, Gov. Bob Ehrlich on Friday wanted to make it abundantly clear the two are on the same page when it comes to the nation's security. Speaking...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 24, 2006; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Baltimore Port Secrets

Maryland Transportation Secretary Robert Flanagan Thursday told the budget committee that oversees the Port of Baltimore he would not answer questions about the state's contract with Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. P&O is the British firm that has signed...

By  |  February 23, 2006; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor  
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Terrorists in White House???

Like any politician in a high stakes race, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan may want to start screening the people who appear on stage on him. Or, at the very least, have a campaign staffer preview their speech. Duncan...

By Tim Craig  |  February 23, 2006; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Green Grades

The League of Conservation Voters has issued its annual National Environmental Scorecard, which grades members of Maryland's Congressional delegation based on what the group considers pro-environmental votes. Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Jr. and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes lead the...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 23, 2006; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pig Will Fly...

In this year's debate over same-sex marriage in Annapolis, one of the most outspoken voices has been Anne Arundel County Clerk Robert Duckworth. Duckworth has made his reputation conducting civil marriage ceremonies at the court house -- more than 6,000...

By  |  February 22, 2006; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Same-Sex Marriage  
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Ethics Education

The group that oversees the University of Maryland will get an ethics lesson April 7. But still no word on whether they will investigate the activities of Board of Regents chairman David Nevins. Nevins held meetings with top lawmakers earlier...

By  |  February 22, 2006; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Port in a Storm

Gov. Bob Ehrlich has been known to cloak himself, quite literally, in homeland security. After Hurricane Katrina, the Republican governor held a news conference dressed in a homeland security blazer. During his state of the state address last month, he...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 21, 2006; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prince George's: Do the Math

The calculus of Democratic politics in Maryland has alway involved three essential components: Montgomery County, Prince George's County and the city of Baltimore. Now with one Democratic candidate for governor, Doug Duncan, hailing from Montgomery County and the other, Martin...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 20, 2006; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Governor  
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Ethics 101

When the chairman of the board that oversees the University System of Maryland came to Annapolis recently to hobnob with top lawmakers on behalf of the state's largest power company, lawmakers were baffled. The legislature had, afterall, passed a law...

By  |  February 20, 2006; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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