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Maryland Politics: June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007

Congressional Rematch in Maryland

About 1,000 people showed up for a kick-off fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Albert Wynn (D) at Prince George's Camelot banquet hall in Upper Marlboro. Wynn survived a tough challenge from local activist Donna Edwards in last September's Democratic primary. Because...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 8, 2007; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Anti-tax Advocate Ficker's Law License Suspended

Anti-tax activist Robin Ficker's law license was suspended for at least a year, a Maryland court ruled in a decision released yesterday. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 against Ficker on three complaints from clients who said he had...

By  |  June 8, 2007; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Glendening Lobbying for Lynch--and Against ICC

Gene Lynch, a former top aide to Gov. Parris Glendening (D), is among the leading candidates for the Montgomery County Planning Board and his old boss is leaving no stone unturned in trying to help Lynch secure the post. Lynch...

By Miranda Spivack  |  June 8, 2007; 6:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Eggs and Drama in Prince George's

There was a packed house for the Prince George's Ploughman and Fisherman breakfast this morning, the annual fundraiser for the Democratic Central Committee. A packed house for a time, that is. Those at the back of the La Fontaine Bleu...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 7, 2007; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Motorist Fee Notice Disappears

Notice of proposed motorist fee increases had been removed from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Admininistration Web site as of this morning. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) nixed the proposed hikes, affecting fees for driver's licenses and nearly three dozen other services...

By John Wagner  |  June 7, 2007; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Return of the Hospital Debate

Things have been pretty quiet with the troubled Prince George's hospital system since county officials pledged in April to use public money to keep the doors open through June 2008. But Del. Doyle Niemann (D) thinks the quiet is a...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 6, 2007; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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O'Malley To Name Top Energy Official

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is scheduled today to announce the appointment of Malcolm Woolf, a former counsel to a congressional committee, as head of the Maryland Energy Adminstration, according to a senior state government official. The agency advises the governor...

By  |  June 4, 2007; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Waiting for the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

No one but the justices knows when Maryland's high court will rule on a same-sex marriage ban. But that hasn't stopped advocates from gearing up for a decision that could have big consequences across the state. The Court of Appeal...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 4, 2007; 6:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
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