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Maryland Politics: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

O'Malley: Keep Early November Clear

It remains unclear whether Maryland lawmakers will convene this fall for a special session on the state's looming $1.5 bill budget shortfall. But Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) certainly telegraphed his intentions yesterday. "Clear your calendars for early November," he said...

By John Wagner  |  September 14, 2007; 5:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery Dems Nominate Two New Delegates

Montgomery County Democrats today announced their selections to fill two vacancies in the Maryland House of Delegates. If approved by Gov. Martin O'Malley, Kirill Reznik of Germantown would represent District 39 and C. William Frick of Bethesda would represent District...

By Ann Marimow  |  September 12, 2007; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
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Montgomery Considers Transgender Protections

Montgomery County Council member Duchy Trachtenberg (D-At Large) yesterday introduced legislation intended to protect members of the transgender community from discrimination. If approved by the council, Trachtenberg said Montgomery would join more than 100 other jurisdictions, including the District and...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 12, 2007; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Leggett Urges Quick Action On State Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett this morning renewed his call for a special session of the General Assembly to try to narrow the state's projected $1.5 billion budget shortfall. "I'm still very convinced that we need to take an approach...

By Ann Marimow  |  September 11, 2007; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Leggett Speaks On School District "Needs"

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is widely viewed as someone who tries to avoid public conflict. So it was not especially surprising this morning that he seemed to be holding out an olive branch to schools superintendent Jerry D. Weast,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 10, 2007; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley Gives Wine Industry Its Due

Gov. Martin O'Malley gave credit this morning to a previously unheralded player in Maryland's successful effort to maintain its AAA bond rating: the state's wine industry. Speaking at an event in the State House this morning honoring winners of a...

By John Wagner  |  September 10, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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