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Maryland Politics: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

Johnson Speaks on Budget Prospects

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) told business leaders Thursday night that he plans to propose fully funding the Board of Education's budget request. In his annual State of the Economy speech, delivered at a dinner sponsored by...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 14, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Winners and Losers

A few winners and losers in Maryland politics in recent days: WINNERS Prince George's public hospital system: Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson (D) have announced yet another plan to save the financially troubled health...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 14, 2008; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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High Court Dismisses GOP Tax Appeal

Maryland's highest court today dismissed an attempt by Republican legislative leaders to overturn a $1.4 billion tax increase passed during last fall's special session. GOP lawmakers appealed a Carroll County Circuit Court judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit, which alleged...

By Philip Rucker  |  March 12, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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License Restored for Prince George's Station

The Maryland State Police last week restored the license of an automotive inspection station in Prince George's County that was revoked four years ago after authorities had said that it was issuing certificates for safety inspections that it did not...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 12, 2008; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Faux Slot Machines Could be Pulled

The Maryland Attorney General's office has declared that the way in which instant bingo machines (which look alot like slot machines) are being used in bars and restaurants in Southern Maryland could be illegal. In a six-page letter to Senate...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 11, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navarro Makes It Official in MoCo District 4

School Board President Nancy Navarro officially announced her bid for the County Council this morning at the Good Hope Community Center in Silver Spring, and there was much talk of hope as she cast herself as the "tried and tested"...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 10, 2008; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Will the Pope Weigh In?

Sen. Alex X. Mooney (R-Frederick) was widely seen last year as the swing vote on the Maryland Senate committee that killed a proposed repeal of Maryland's death penalty. Mooney has a conservative record but as a Catholic found himself wrestling...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 10, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: MONTGOMERY COUNTY * County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is scheduled to testify this afternoon in Annapolis at the Senate Capital Budget Subcommittee to try to secure an additional $2 million in state funding...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 10, 2008; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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