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Maryland Politics: November 4, 2007 - November 10, 2007

How Senators Voted On Slots

The Maryland Senate approved legislation last night calling for a referendum next year on legalizing 15,000 slot machines and moved closer to passing a comprehensive tax package to close an estimated budget shortfall of at least $1.5 billion and raise...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 9, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Special Session Round-Up for Thursday

Here is a selection of news and links from around the web that supplement The Post's coverage of the Maryland special session as of Thursday, Nov. 8. ''We have to be able to get Maryland citizens back in Maryland and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 8, 2007; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leggett Calls Off Trip to India

The General Assembly's special session has thrown a wrench into Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett's travel plans. Leggett was scheduled to leave tomorrow for India as part of his economic development department's trade mission. But Leggett has decided to stay...

By Ann Marimow  |  November 8, 2007; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Discord in MoCo's 39th District

There's a little dissension in Assembly District 39 in Montgomery County. First Del. Saqib Ali (D-Montgomery) expressed disapproval of the manner in which Sen. Nancy King (D-Montgomery) received her appointment to the Senate. Now he is blasting her for her...

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  November 8, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Debate Expected on Sales Tax Expansion Plan

Maryland lawmakers today are considering expanding the state sales tax to additional services not currently taxed. The Senate will vote on legislation that would apply the tax to landscaping, arcades and computer services. But the House appears unwilling to levy...

By  |  November 7, 2007; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Special Session Round-Up for Wednesday

Here is a selection of news and links from around the web that supplement The Post's coverage of the Maryland special session as of Wednesday, Nov. 7. Budget cuts could mean the state's plans to move to a voting system...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 7, 2007; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Senate Panel Amends O'Malley Budget Plan

A Senate budget panel yesterday scaled back Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to raise taxes for high-income earners and suggested applying the state sales tax to several services that were not in his proposal. The actions by the Senate Budget...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 7, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House Committee Considers Spending Cuts

The House Appropriations Committee labored through a slew of proposed spending cuts today to trim about $500 million from the state's budget for the next fiscal year. But lawmakers appeared unwilling to eliminate a 2 percent cost-of-living wage increase for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 6, 2007; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Special Session Round-Up for Tuesday

Starting off, a link to The Post's guide to Maryland elections. As an article from Rosalind Helderman notes, voters in six Maryland cities in the Washington area were to go to the polls today to elect council members and mayors....

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 6, 2007; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Brochin Plans To Join GOP Filibuster

An independent-minded Democratic senator became the first from his party to announce that he will join Republicans in attempting to kill Gov. Martin O'Malley's tax plans through the use of a filibuster. "In my mind, this is bad public policy,"...

By John Wagner  |  November 6, 2007; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Special Session Round-Up for Monday

Here is a selection of news and links from around the web that supplement The Post's coverage of the Maryland special session as of Monday, Nov. 5. "If politicians in both parties knew about the looming $1 billion-plus state deficit...

By Washington Post Editors  |  November 5, 2007; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leventhal Home From The Hospital

Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal is home from the hospital after a collision with a deer late Thursday during the afternoon rush on the Capital Beltway. Council spokesman Neil Greenberger said Leventhal did not expect to return to work...

By Miranda Spivack  |  November 5, 2007; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nonprofits Seek Funding For Healthcare, Social Services

The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations this afternoon tried to steer the attention of the state's lawmakers towards funding for health care and other social services. The group released a report charging that even if lawmakers approve Gov. Martin O'Malley's...

By  |  November 5, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

STATE GOVERNMENT * The General Assembly continues its special session to consider measures to close a projected state budget shortfall of at least $1.5 billion. House and Senate committees held hearings last week, but have not yet reached consensus on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 5, 2007; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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