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Maryland Politics: February 25, 2007 - March 3, 2007

Diluted Bills Anger Republicans

When a special legislative committee wrapped up an 14-month investigation last fall into then-Gov. Bob Ehrlich's hiring and firing practices, a special counsel decided no pursue no criminal charges. Instead lawmakers said they would rely on legislation to fix what...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 2, 2007; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Miller Seeks Start to Slots, Tax Debate

In an effort to jump-start the debate about Maryland's bleak fiscal outlook, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller today is introducing bills to legalize slot-machine gambling and raise the gas tax. Miller (D-Calvert) said he expects neither bill to pass...

By John Wagner  |  February 28, 2007; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Steele seeking more than $200,000

Republican Michael S. Steele's U.S. Senate bid ended unsuccessfully in November, but he's still trying to pay the bills. in an email solicitation, Maryland's former lieutenant governor asks supporters to help retire more than $200,000 in campaign debt. "You've always...

By John Wagner  |  February 27, 2007; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Could Baltimore Smoking Ban Tip State?

The Baltimore City Council's passage last night of a ban on smoking in the city's bars and restaurants re-ignited debate today over a statewide prohibition pending in the Maryland General Assembly. As of Jan. 1, Baltimore will join Montgomery, Prince...

By John Wagner  |  February 27, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Death of Prince George's Interim Election Chief

[The following item was submitted by Washington Post Staff Writer Rosalind S. Helderman] Prince George's County lost a long-time public servant Saturday when Robert J. Antonetti Sr., who had been serving as interim elections administrator, died suddenly at age 70....

By  |  February 27, 2007; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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