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Maryland Politics: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Cummings: Local Leaders Need Help To Combat Gangs

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke and a host of judicial officials from Maryland were among those at the 37th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend at the D.C. Convention Center searching for answers to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 29, 2007; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Development Industry Skeptical About MoCo Growth Rules

Raquel Montenegro, a lobbyist for the Maryland Building and Industry Association, is one of the lucky ones. Her commute is six minutes each way. By car. Door to door from her house to her office in Silver Spring. So she...

By Miranda Spivack  |  September 28, 2007; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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"Few Appointments as Important As This One"

Oh what a difference three years makes... In an interview Tuesday, Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) was insistent that we in the media have overstated Cpl. Keith A. Washington's role in county government. Washington, had been charged...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 27, 2007; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Debate Over Mikulski at Chesapeake Hearing

The fourth-floor hearing room in the Dirksen Senate building held a standing-room-only crowd. The Environment and Public Works Committee was starting a hearing today on global warming's threat to the Chesapeake Bay. Governors Martin O'Malley(D) and Timothy Kaine (D-Va), Sens....

By Lisa Rein  |  September 26, 2007; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Taxation Without Representation in Clarksburg?

In Montgomery, the issue of taxation without representation has been the lament of many Clarksburg residents who claim that a proposed special tax on them is unfair. The ball is now in the County Council's court and yesterday, several County...

By Miranda Spivack  |  September 26, 2007; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Hospital Summit

Remember Nixon and China? Reagan and Gorbachev? Now there's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) and William Williams, the chairman of the company that runs the Prince George's hospital system. For months, Johnson has been feuding with the Board of...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 25, 2007; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Blasts O'Malley

Lisa Polyak, one of the plaintiffs on the losing side of last week's Court of Appeals ruling upholding Maryland's same-sex marriage ban, has some not-so-nice words for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D): He betrayed us. Polyak has shared with friends and...

By Lisa Rein  |  September 25, 2007; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Calorie Counting in MoCo

The Montgomery County Council's two-hour discussion yesterday afternoon about legislation designed to encourage diners to make healthier food choices revealed much about the bad eating habits of committee members: Council member Roger Berliner (D-Potomac-Bethesda) loves burgers at Johnny Rockets and...

By Ann Marimow  |  September 25, 2007; 5:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama to Prince George's

Maryland primary voters may not weigh in on presidential nominees until after New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, but Democratic hopeful Barack Obama is nevertheless planning a major Maryland rally. The Illinois Senator will be in the Prince George's as...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 24, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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O'Malley and Brown Return Money From Movie Producer

The campaign committees of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) have returned nearly $100,000 to James G. Robinson, a movie producer who lives in Baltimore, because the contributions greatly exceeded what is allowed by law....

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 24, 2007; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dueling Tax Ads

Let the tax wars begin. As soon as Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) started rolling out key elements of his plan to close the state's estimated $1.7.billion shortfall by taxing some Marylanders more and others less, the Republican and Democratic parties...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 24, 2007; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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