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Maryland Politics: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Franchot Lures a Political Veteran To His Staff

Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) is beefing up his staff with another veteran of Maryland politics. Len Foxwell, who served in the administration of Parris N. Glendening (D) for eight years and was a spokesman for two Democratic gubernatorial candidates, is...

By John Wagner  |  May 18, 2007; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The (Maybe) Retiring Miller Raises More Than $150,000

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., who has said he will retire when his current term ends in 2010, raised more than $150,000 at a fundraiser Monday night at a Baltimore restaurant. The event, which drew Gov. Martin...

By John Wagner  |  May 17, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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FOR SALE: Cars once driven by governor's staffers

FOR SALE. MUST GO. PRICED TO MOVE. ALMOST NEW. BUY ME. Those were among the signs adorning a small fleet of cars parked outside the State House this morning in a bit of political theater orchestrated by Gov. Martin O'Malley...

By John Wagner  |  May 16, 2007; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Navigating the Trans-fat Ban

Now that Montgomery County has become the first county in the nation to ban trans fat, it's up to restaurant owners, such as Gene Wilkes of the Tastee Diner in Bethesda and Silver Spring, to figure out how to make...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 16, 2007; 6:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Look Out Below

If a big piece of concrete facade is going to come tumbling off a major government parking structure, the one thing you could hope for is that it might happen on a weekend. In that sense, Prince George's officials got...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 14, 2007; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Spanish TV Programming Draws Fire

Three months before its debut, a Spanish-language channel that Maryland Public Television is adding to its lineup has set off a wave of denunciations on conservative talk radio. The station is joining about 20 public television markets in the country...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 14, 2007; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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