Archive: April 2007

Ehrlich, Franchot Trade Letters

Annapolis was abuzz last week over dueling letters written by two longtime nemeses: former Republican governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and current Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot. Ehrlich, who was defeated barely six months ago by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), sent...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 30, 2007; 6:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mikulski Joins Clinton Team

Sen. Barbara Mikulski will serve as a co-chairwoman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, the Maryland Democrat announced yesterday. "Hillary is the leader who will put this nation back on track, whether it's ending the war in Iraq, providing educational...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 25, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

O'Malley Prepares for Maryland Tour

With the legislative session and a quick trip to Ireland behind him, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will be returning to a campaign-like schedule, crisscrossing the state in coming weeks, aides said, to tout recent accomplishments. His "tour," as the...

By John Wagner | April 19, 2007; 6:47 AM ET | Comments (8)

Ida Ruben To Be Feted

A bunch of Ida G. Ruben's friends plan to honor the longtime legislator at a fundraiser for two agencies that aid the developmentally disabled. The tribute to Ruben, 78, who lost her state Senate seat last year, will be at...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 19, 2007; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (2)

Winners and Losers

Every 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly sees its share of winners and losers. That is certainly true of the recently concluded one, during which Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) arrived in Annapolis, replacing Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R). Here...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 15, 2007; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (10)

The End of the Session

College students across Maryland can expect to save a few hundred dollars on this fall's tuition bills. By next year, bartenders in all regions of the state should be serving drinks in smoke-free establishments. And many low-wage employees doing contract...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 10, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Poetry on the Senate Floor

Jamie Raskin, a freshman state senator from Montgomery County and veteran political science professor at American University, summarized his first year in the General Assembly this week with a poem he presented to the full Senate. It includes the name...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 6, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (6)

Living Wage is Back

A bill that has been dormant for weeks -- which would require state contractors to pay their employees a "living wage" -- is springing to life in the waning days of the session. The legislation, which calls for hourly wages...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 5, 2007; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (8)

O'Malley is Ireland Bound

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, whose Irish heritage is a large part of his political persona, is planning a trip to his ancestral homeland shortly after the legislature wraps up its 90-day session next week. O'Malley (D) has been invited to...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 4, 2007; 6:57 AM ET | Comments (21)

Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Studied

A proposal to require young girls to be immunized with a new vaccine that protects against cervical cancer had the potential to be one of biggest health-care bills to pass the General Assembly this year. Hundreds of thousands of...

By Phyllis Jordan | April 3, 2007; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (2)

 

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