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Maryland Politics: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

Slots Testimony Seen In A New Light

Written testimony submitted to the Maryland General Assembly this month by Penn National Gaming has become a better read in light of the Pennsylvania company's announcement this week that it was pulling out of a deal to buy Rosecroft Raceway,...

By John Wagner  |  November 30, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lawton's Death Stuns Political Establishment

The sudden death today of Del. Jane Lawton, the county's cable administrator and a four-term Chevy Chase mayor, has reverberated throughout the state and county political establishment. Below are tributes from local and statewide leaders. Please feel free to share...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 29, 2007; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Same-Sex Marriage Good for the Economy?

Advocates for gay marriage in Maryland got a boost this week from a new study that claims legalizing same-sex marriage would help the state economy. Among the study's findings: Revenues from license fees from same-sex weddings would generate about $94...

By Lisa Rein  |  November 29, 2007; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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And Then There Were Six?

Del. Herman L. Taylor II (D-Montgomery), an officer of the legislative black caucus and co-chair of its annual conference, confirmed Wednesday that a group of business executives in Prince George's are attempting to draft him to enter the race for...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 29, 2007; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Executive Crystal Ball

Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey (D) may have three years left in his term, but he is already contemplating his next step-- a possible run for county executive in 2010. And he may have good reason to feel...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 28, 2007; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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O'Malley, Olmert Share "A Certain Kinship"

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) told reporters today that he and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert "share a certain kinship" from their respective tenures as mayor. O'Malley, who served for seven years as mayor of Baltimore, hosted a luncheon yesterday for...

By John Wagner  |  November 27, 2007; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley Invites Olmert to Lunch

Fresh from his success at getting legislative leaders Mike Miller and Mike Busch to agree on taxes and slot machine gambling, Gov. Martin O'Malley is now dipping his toe into the Middle East peace process. Technically it's just lunch: He's...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 26, 2007; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

Coming up in Maryland politics this week: MONTGOMERY COUNTY The Montgomery County Council will get an update at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on the county budget at the council office building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) last...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 26, 2007; 6:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Business Leaders: This Tax Does Not Compute

BuBusiness leaders caught off guard by the late-emerging decision at last week's special legislative session to apply the sales tax to computer services say they'll be back for a fight when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. "We'll try to...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 25, 2007; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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