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Maryland Politics: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

The Sopranos Enter Maryland's Budget Battle

The Sopranos have gone into retirement, but the recently ended hit HBO series is still lively fodder for Maryland politics. This week, Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-Queen Anne's) accused the executive director of the Maryland Association of Counties of using a...

By John Wagner  |  July 13, 2007; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Leggett: Minorities Please Apply

Montgomery County is on the hunt for a more diverse government workforce, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said this week. Saying he was proud to have appointed a more diverse group of cabinet officials than his predecessors, Leggett said he...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 12, 2007; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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The Debate Debate Begins in MD's 4th

In a classic move by a challenger running against a powerful incumbent, Congressional candidate Donna F. Edwards has proposed that she and U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) take part in a series of five debates between now and the...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 11, 2007; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Brown "Among The Trailblazers," Newsweek Says

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is getting a little national attention this week with a mention in Newsweek. Brown is cited in a piece headlined "After the Trailblazers," which runs as a sidebar to a story on Barack...

By John Wagner  |  July 11, 2007; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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AFSCME Opposes O'Malley Budget Cuts

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed $153 million in budget reductions received a hostile greeting this morning from Maryland's largest state employees union, which strongly backed the Democrat in last year's election. "Many of them are very bad, and this is...

By John Wagner  |  July 10, 2007; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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