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Maryland Politics: October 14, 2007 - October 20, 2007

Miller, Franchot Spar Over Slots

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., perhaps the leading proponent of legalizing slot machine gambling, made his feelings for slots foe and state Comptroller Peter Franchot crystal clear. When Franchot arrived at the Rural Maryland Council's annual award...

By  |  October 19, 2007; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Remarks on Chavez Criticized

The flap over a planned visit to Montgomery County by Venezuela's U.S. ambassador and a potential partnership with community organizations has continued to reverberate through the Latino community. To recap: Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large) had hoped to bring...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 18, 2007; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Finance Fun in MD 4

With about four months to go until the Feb. 12 Democratic primary, Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) reports he has almost four times more to spend on his campaign than his challenger, activist attorney Donna F. Edwards. In campaign finance...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 17, 2007; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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MoCo's Ervin Explains Stance On ICC

Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring) said this week that she signed a letter, along with four other council members, which urged the state to hold off doing major work on the controversial Intercounty Connector highway because she...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 17, 2007; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack  
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An Ill-timed Trip to Ireland?

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's planned trip to Ireland today has become fodder in the battle over the state budget shortfall, with Republicans calling the trip ill-timed. O'Malley (D) is scheduled to depart tonight, two days after calling a special legislative...

By John Wagner  |  October 17, 2007; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former MoCo Planner Raises Money For Wynn

Former planning board chairman Derick Berlage has gone into the political fundraising business. Berlage, who joined Venable's land use section, recently joined forces with the law firm's lobbyist Jake Seher to hold a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.)...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 16, 2007; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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MoCo Moves Ahead On Menu Labeling

The Montgomery County Council appears on course to require most of the county's chain restaurants - from Pizza Hut to Applebee's - to list the nutritional information of food items on menus or menu display boards. The council's health committee...

By Ann Marimow  |  October 15, 2007; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

Maryland Moment gives you a preview every Monday of some of the political events coming up in the region. This week: MONTGOMERY COUNTY * The County Council's health committee today takes up a menu-labeling bill for a second time and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 15, 2007; 4:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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