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Maryland Politics: February 4, 2007 - February 10, 2007

Vote Early, Not Often

A constitutional amendment that would allow voters to cast their ballots prior to Election Day was voted out of a House committee yesterday, putting the issue on the legislative fast track. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the measure...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 9, 2007; 6:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Slavery: Regrets Only

A Prince George's County lawmaker introduced a resolution yesterday that offers an apology from Maryland for the state's role in the slave trade. Sen. Nathaniel Exum (D), sponsored the resolution, which expresses "regret for the role that Maryland played in...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 8, 2007; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Steamrolling the GOP

With former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s departure, Republicans in the General Assembly have been feeling a bit deflated. But yesterday, some of them felt like they got steamrolled. The Republicans yesterday made several attempts to pass rule changes...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 7, 2007; 6:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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A Swipe at Store Loyalty Cards

Retailers invite their customers to save money on groceries or electronics, as long as they carry the store's preferred customer card. More and more shoppers are getting the cards, called consumer loyalty cards. But in exchange for discounts, they give...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 5, 2007; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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