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Maryland Politics: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

The Week's Winners and Losers

WINNERS Purple Line advocates: Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) included in his spending proposal $100 million for engineering and design of the Purple Line, a proposed light-rail or rapid-bus link between Metro stops in Bethesda and New Carrollton. Washington area...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 18, 2008; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Montgomery Expects More School Money

Montgomery Council officials expressed bewilderment yesterday over an initial allocation of school construction funding included in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed capital budget for next year: about $20 million. That was more than any other Maryland jurisdiction received but still a...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 18, 2008; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Mfume Endorses Edwards. But Not 'Till Next Week!

It appears former Congressman Kweisi Mfume will endorse Donna F. Edwards in her bid to unseat eight-term U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (Md.-D). At least, that's what the Edwards campaign told us via a media advisory at 6:58 p.m. last...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  January 17, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Voter Registration Drive Planned

Less than a week before the registration deadline for Maryland's Feb. 12 primary, a coalition of civil rights, political and religious leaders announced plans today to hold a voter registration campaign on the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 16, 2008; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Leggett: Kids Can Still Ride Free In Moco

Students will still be able to ride public buses for free in Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said this afternoon, reversing his position on a proposed cut to the current budget. The county executive's comments came during an...

By Ann Marimow  |  January 16, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton on the Foreclosure Crisis

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has joined the Maryland discussion about the state's spiralling foreclosure rate, dispatching a top supporter and a campaign policy adviser this morning to lay out her plans for the crisis. Clinton would set a 90-day moratorium...

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  January 16, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lethal Weapon?

It's rare for a Congressional candidate to land a spot in the Post's gossip column. But so it went for Prince George's attorney Donna F. Edwards, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) for the second time for...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  January 15, 2008; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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O'Malley Brushes Off Slide In Polls

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) yesterday downplayed fresh poll results showing a drop off in his job approval following last fall's special session, in which lawmakers followed his lead in enacting $1.4 billion in tax increases to help fix the...

By John Wagner  |  January 15, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Wynn endorses Obama

U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) yesterday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president. Wynn, an eight-term congressman whose district includes most of Prince George's and part of Montgomery County, said Obama "brings a positive energy, a new vision and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 15, 2008; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Maryland Pastor Protests BET Event

Black Entertainment Television is coming under under fire from a Maryland minsiter and his supporters. On Saturday night, the Rev. Delman Coates, pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, bused several hundred people into the District to protest the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 14, 2008; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Obama, McCain lead in Maryland

The Baltimore Sun today released results of a poll on support among Maryland voters for presidential primary candidates that shows Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) leading among Democrats, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) ahead among Republicans. But it says support for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 14, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Coming Up In Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: STATE GOVERNMENT Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) continues to roll out his legislative agenda this week. He plans two announcements today: one at 10 a.m. in Prince George's County on an initiative to address...

By Anne Bartlett  |  January 14, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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