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Maryland Politics: June 24, 2007 - June 30, 2007

Harsh Hospital Words

The stage is set for a real showdown on the Prince George's hospital next week. Calvin Brown, the chairman of the hospital system's board of directors sent a tough letter to County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) late today. In...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 29, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elections Chief Asks Diebold to Pull Ad

Maryland elections administration Linda H. Lamone sent a letter today asking Diebold Elections Systems to remove her name and photograph from a brochure promoting the electronic "poll books," which were blamed for much of the delay that kept lines long...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 28, 2007; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lawmakers To See "Doomsday Budget"

State aid to education would be frozen. Promised new funding for nursing homes, drug treatment and children with disabilities would not materialize. Money available for stem cell research would be cut back. State funds flowing to the university system would...

By John Wagner  |  June 27, 2007; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Busch Lays Groundwork For Tax Increases

House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) said this morning that the Maryland General Assembly would try "to hold local government harmless" when closing a looming $1.5 billion shortfall in the state budget. But, speaking to a convention of the...

By John Wagner  |  June 26, 2007; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Hospital Conflict

When the Prince George's hospital system's board of directors voted Monday evening to reject County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D)'s demand that several members resign, the vote of one of the board members present wasn't counted. And it was a...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  June 26, 2007; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Pension Offer Draws Ire

[Post staff writer Eric Rich contributed this item from his story in today's paper] Just days after he was sworn into office, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) named Marcus Brown, a deputy police commissioner in Baltimore, to serve in one of...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 26, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Governor Saves A Duck Named Martin O'Malley

The cover of last year's edition of the Maryland Bay Game, a summer activity book for youngsters, was adorned with the smiling faces of then-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), his wife, Kendel, and their two young sons, Drew and...

By John Wagner  |  June 25, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Universities Bid to Skip Budget Lesson

Boosters of the University System of Maryland are lobbying Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) to soften the blow of a potential $20 million cut that would be enacted next month as part of the state's efforts to come to terms with...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 24, 2007; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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