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Maryland Politics: April 1, 2007 - April 7, 2007

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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Governor  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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