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Maryland Politics: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

Leggett Follows Up On 911 Failure In MoCo

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett fielded questions from residents this afternoon in his regular on-line chat. The inquiries ranged from the parochial to more countywide concerns about traffic, police uniforms, immigration and Montgomery's 911 emergency system that failed over the...

By Ann Marimow  |  December 20, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two Unions Endorse Edwards in District 4

Two major labor unions made rare endorsements of a challenger to a Democratic congressman yesterday, promising to make their choice matter through a vigorous effort to help lawyer Donna F. Edwards unseat eight-term Rep. Albert R. Wynn (Md.). An official...

By Anne Bartlett  |  December 20, 2007; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Prince George's Council Lobbyists

The Prince George's County Council has been represented in Annapolis large portions of the last two years by lobbyists who were not registered with the state ethics commission. State law requires that anyone who communicates with a legislative or executive...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  December 19, 2007; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Carr Gets Nod From O'Malley in District 18

As expected, Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed off on the appointment of Kensington Town Council member Al Carr to serve out the term of the late Democratic delegate Jane Lawton in District 18. Carr, a telecommunications businessman, is scheduled to...

By Ann Marimow  |  December 18, 2007; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Referendum Effort Launched Against Transgender Measure

Opponents of the council's initiative to prohibit discrimination against transgender individuals are seeking to overturn the law through a referendum. The group has until Feb. 16 to collect more than 25,000 signatures from registered voters to place the measure on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  December 18, 2007; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Franchot Touts Bioscience Industry

Comptroller Peter Franchot (D), one of Maryland's most outspoken opponents of legalizing slot-machine gambling, spent a morning last week highlighting an alternate vision for bolstering the state's economy and its tax collections. Franchot played host Thursday at the Maryland Life...

By Anne Bartlett  |  December 17, 2007; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: STATE GOVERNMENT * Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will swear in Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. to the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, at 1 p.m. today. Murphy, 63, of Baltimore, previously...

By Anne Bartlett  |  December 17, 2007; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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