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Maryland Politics: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

O'Malley, Franchot Donor Fined $119,000

Baltimore movie maker James G. Robinson has agreed to pay $119,000 in fines for excess contributions made to the campaigns of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Comptroller Peter Franchot (D), the Office of the State Prosecutor said today upon anouncing...

By John Wagner  |  October 5, 2007; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two Fundraisers in Prince George's

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) held his first fundraiser since the inauguration at Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville Tuesday. About 150 people attended the evening cocktail mingler, including developers and several elected officials. Brown's staff said they expected the event...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 4, 2007; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Live Nation Deal in Silver Spring Sparks Debate

Not all Silver Spring residents are celebrating the likelihood of a Fillmore music hall in the downtown arts district. Local e-mail discussion groups are abuzz with chatter from residents who complain that the required $4 million investment from the County...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 4, 2007; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Slots Debate Heats Up

Comptoller Peter Franchot, an opponent of allowing slot machine gambling in Maryland, is expected to speak publicly on that issue today in Baltimore and Silver Spring. His comments follow the anouncement yesterday by GOP senators that they will vote against...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 4, 2007; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Looking for Investors

Looking for Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) this week? You might want to hop a plane to Nigeria, where the executive is currently conducting a nine-day trade mission. The trip included a celebration of the 47th anniversary...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 3, 2007; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Leggett Moves to Reshape WSSC Board

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is trying to put his stamp on the politically-charged and often dysfunctional board of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which serves Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Leggett submitted the names of two politcal veterans -...

By Ann Marimow  |  October 2, 2007; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Question of the Day: MoCo Growth Rules

The Montgomery Council has started debating new rules for development in the county. The Washington Post asked some county residents what they want from revised growth regulations. You can see what they said here. Now, it's your turn. What's the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 2, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Growth Debate Has Its Own Lingo, Grows Heated

Unraveling MoCo's proposed growth policy is not for the faint of heart Its supporters and opponents speak a unique language. Things got so obtuse at yesterday's meeting of the County Council committee that will review the new plan that even...

By Miranda Spivack  |  October 2, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House GOP Opposes Special Session

What they lack in numbers, House Republicans made up for in humor yesterday. "We asked you to come today so we could give our whole-hearted endorsement to the governor's plan." That was how House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell (R-Calvert)...

By John Wagner  |  October 2, 2007; 5:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

Starting today, the Maryland Moment will give you a preview every Monday of some of the political events coming up in the region. This week: MONTGOMERY COUNTY * A County Council committee today will start discussing proposed growth rules that...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 1, 2007; 5:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Ethics Adviser: Raise Revenue, Not Campaign Cash

Amid the buzz in Annapolis about a possible special session of the General Assembly this fall, the legislature's ethics counsel warned lawmakers last week about seeking campaign donations as they vote on closing Maryland's projected budget shortfall. State law prohibits...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 30, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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