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Maryland Politics: July 30, 2006 - August 5, 2006

Waging The Wage War

While Congress debated the minimum wage this week, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) took Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) to task last week for not supporting federal and state efforts to raise the minimum wage. This raised a question...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 5, 2006; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Education Ad Wars (in Baltimore only)

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) boasts of his endorsement by Maryland's largest teachers union and outlines broad goals for education in a television ad that his gubernatorial campaign began airing yesterday in the Baltimore region. O'Malley's latest ad comes as...

By John Wagner  |  August 4, 2006; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Republican's Wal-Mart Watch

Two leading Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate rallied with labor leaders in Baltimore yesterday, as part of a bus tour aimed at getting Wal-Mart to provide better health benefits to its employees. Congressman Ben Cardin and former NAACP president Kweisi...

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Schaefer's' Tax Ads Feature First Family

Comptroller William Donald Schaefer (D) has begrudgingly, it seems, offered to support the Democratic nominee for governor this year -- which is just one reason why he is likely to raise eyebrows today when he unveils new public service...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 3, 2006; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Steele Feels the Heat

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele accepted an endorsement for his U.S. Senate bid from one of the nation's largest business groups this afternoon but wasn't able to leave the podium before being put on the spot on the subject...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 2, 2006; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Lawlah Abandons School Board Bid

A state senator who was one of the biggest names among many contenders for Prince George's County Board of Education withdrew today from the campaign, citing concern that her candidacy could become a divisive issue for a school system that...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 2, 2006; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gansler Wins Endorsements, Perez Wins Legal Battle

U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn and Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson will endorse Doug Gansler's bid for state attorney general at a press conference Wednesday morning. The endorsements could provide a boost for the Montgomery County state's attorney, who...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 1, 2006; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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