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Maryland Politics: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Winners and Losers

A few recent winners and losers in Maryland politics: WINNERS Maryland senior citizens: If the legislature approves, about 7,500 low- and moderate-income seniors will be eligible for a subsidy for their prescription drugs under a plan announced this week by...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 22, 2008; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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MoCo School Board Smackdown

Carey Apple, a recreation supervisor and political unknown, spent $25 on his campaign for the Montgomery County Board of Education. Yet last week he received 25,876 votes. To candidates, some parents and other observers, the outcome of the school board...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 21, 2008; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prince George's Council Seat Election Dates

Voters in Prince George's council district 5 will go to the polls April 1 and May 6 for a special election -- a primary followed by the a general election -- to fill the council seat vacated left vacant by...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 20, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Legislators Wrestle With Street Racing Problem

Following the death of eight people in an accident during a street race in Prince George's County, Maryland state legislators are considering new laws to stiffen penalties for those who participate in illegal street racing and to prohibit people from...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 20, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Moco Sets Special Election Dates

Montgomery County Council members this afternoon signed off on dates for a special election to choose a successor to the late Marilyn Praisner. The primary will be held April 15 and the general election is scheduled for May 13. Interested...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 19, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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No Magic Bill for Street Racing

In Annapolis, as legislators returned to the State House for the week, many were talking about the illegal street racing accident Saturday in Accokeek that left eight men dead. A House committee will hear testimony tomorrow for a bill proposed...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 19, 2008; 6:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: STATE GOVERNMENT A Senate committee will hold a hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday on a bill that would call for reducing Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 90 percent...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 18, 2008; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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