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Maryland Politics: March 25, 2007 - March 31, 2007

Public Financing for Campaigns Debated

A bill to provide public funding to Maryland candidates for their campaigns will be debated on the Senate floor today, a victory for advocates who lobbied hard to get the measure out of committee this week. The goal is to...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 30, 2007; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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O'Malley Popular--Especially with Women

Gov. Martin O'Malley is getting solid marks for his early job performance -- particularly from women -- according to a new poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies. The poll found that 52 percent of voters approve of the job...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 29, 2007; 6:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Sudan Divestiture Bill Passes

The state pension board will have the authority to pull the state's investments from companies that do business with Sudan under a bill that has received final approval in the House and Senate. The 2007 Darfur Protection Act does not...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 28, 2007; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Immigrant Tuition Clears House

One of the most heartfelt debates of the General Assembly session came shortly after 8 p.m. last night, as the House of Delegates took up a bill to allow undocumented immigrants who have lived in Maryland for a length...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 27, 2007; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Plotting a Future for Baby Boomers

The Baby Boomer Initiative Act may be the bill with the catchiest name of the 2007 General Assembly. Approved Saturday by the House of Delegates, it addresses the needs of one of Maryland's fastest-growing populations: people born after World War...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 26, 2007; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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