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Maryland Politics: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

Counties Protest Possible Cuts

A dozen county leaders from across Maryland convened in Annapolis yesterday to warn against the consequences of cutting education funding and other local aid as a solution to the state's projected $1.7 billion budget shortfall. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 26, 2007; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Bill Proposes Transparent Legislative Appointments

Montgomery's two newest state legislators -- Dels. Kirill Reznik and C. William Frick -- may have been sworn in by House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) earlier this month, but the controversy over how they were chosen by the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 25, 2007; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Politics of Outsourcing

The Prince George's County Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday condemning Washington Gas for outsourcing local jobs overseas. In June, Washington Gas Light Company announced it was contracting with a company called Accenture Ltd., outsourcing about 250 jobs from...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 24, 2007; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Gas Tax Increase Not A Popular Idea

Earlier this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) floated the idea of raising the gas tax to help pay for a lengthy list of transportation needs in Maryland. A new poll by The Washington Post may provide some insight as to...

By John Wagner  |  October 24, 2007; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Timing of Special Session Questioned

State Comptroller Peter Franchot has already made perfectly clear how he feels about Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to legalize slot machine gambling. Today he let loose with a broad criticism of O'Malley's plan for a special General Assembly session next...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 23, 2007; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Frost Family Pitches Maryland Health Care

The Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition, in its third straight year pushing for universal health care in Maryland, unveil a $50,000 radio spot yesterday in advance of next week's special session of the General Assembly. Pitching for them this...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 22, 2007; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
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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 A flurry of activity is expected in the days leading up to the start of a special session called...

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 22, 2007; 5:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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