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Maryland Politics: March 12, 2006 - March 18, 2006

Ehrlich on Schaefer

Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is chalking up the rough treatment he got from Comptroller William Donald Schaefer last week as, well, just Schaefer being Schaefer. Ehrlich was the primary target of a nearly half-hour rant at the outset...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 17, 2006; 9:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nevins's Many Hats

The Post's look this morning at the many hats of David Nevins, the chairman of the University System of Maryland's board of regents detailed his ties to Constellation Energy Group. But it didn't mention that his firm, Nevins & Associates,...

By  |  March 17, 2006; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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"Pinata" Remark Stirs Ire

Debate over this year's medical malpractice bills turned ugly in the House Judiciary Committee late Tuesday night when a lobbyist chose an unfortunate metaphor while addressing Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez. Gutierrez (D-Montgomery) had been grilling lobbyist Joseph A. Schwartz...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 15, 2006; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Rate Hikes Generate Ad

It didn't take long for electricity rate hikes facing Maryland homeowners (as much as 72 percent for Baltimore Gas & Electric's customers and a proposed 39 percent for Pepco's) to become fodder for partisan politics in Annapolis. Now the Maryland...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 15, 2006; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley Looks to Paint Montgomery Green

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (D) may soon be second-guessing his decision to eliminate the county's restriction on the posting of yard signs. Until earlier this year, Montgomery had a law that requires property owners to remove lawn signs...

By Tim Craig  |  March 14, 2006; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Smackdown in the Senate

The Maryland Senate, until today, had rejected only one of several hundred nominees put forward by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) for state boards and commissions. The count now stands at six. By lopsided votes, the Democrat-led chamber rejected...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 14, 2006; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Schmoke Aids Duncan on Schools

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan has tapped former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke for help in an ongoing tiff over Duncan's level of commitment to Baltimore schools. In a letter this month, Brian D. Morris, chairman of the Baltimore...

By John Wagner  |  March 14, 2006; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Memory Blackout, Part II

Maryland Republicans continued to finger Democrats for starting the ball rolling on electric deregulation, which now has residential customers girding for double-digit rate increases. The state GOP executive director put out a press release yesterday calling on Senate President Thomas...

By  |  March 13, 2006; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Memory Blackout

Last week, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took the General Assembly to task for passing electricity deregulation in 1999. That same year, though, Ehrlich, himself, cast a vote for electricity deregulation when the matter came before the House Energy and...

By  |  March 13, 2006; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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