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Maryland Politics: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Winners and Losers

Some winners and losers in Maryland politics in recent days: WINNERS Gov. Martin O'Malley: Since his election campaign, O'Malley (D) has been bashing the electric power companies, and promising to push for rate relief -- to little avail, until this...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 28, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Moco Lawmakers Divided Over Tax Replacement

Montgomery County lawmakers are deeply divided over a proposal floated this week by Gov. Martin O'Malley to allow for the repeal of Maryland's new sales tax on computer services partly by imposing a surcharge on the income of millionaires. See...

By Philip Rucker  |  March 27, 2008; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Senators Whomp Delegates -- in Basketball

In what is becoming an Annapolis tradition, state delegates took on senators for an annual basketball game. Last year, the delegates prevailed. But Tuesday night at the Anne Arundel Community College gymnasium, the senators proved more nimble, skunking the delegates,...

By Philip Rucker  |  March 27, 2008; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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General Assembly: Legislation Status

Here is the status of a number of significant bills being considered by the Maryland General Assembly during this current 90 day session....

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 26, 2008; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Cellphone Driving Ban in Doubt

A proposal passed narrowly by the Senate last week to prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones while driving in Maryland received a mixed reaction in the House of Delegates yesterday. Following a hearing on the cellphone ban in the House...

By Philip Rucker  |  March 25, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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MoCo's District 4 Field is Official

With the passage of yesterday's filing deadline at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, the field of candidates vying to replace the late Council member Marilyn Praisner is now official. Four Republicans and four Democrats will compete to represent the...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 25, 2008; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Local Preachers Speak About Wright

Presidential politics and the story of Jesus shared the spotlight in at least some African American churches on this Easter weekend in the Maryland suburbs, as preachers addressed the controversy involving remarks made by Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 24, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up in Maryland politics this week: STATE GOVERNMENT Today is the deadline in the General Assembly for bills to clear at least one of the two chambers. The "crossover day" is typically one of the busiest of the 90-day...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 24, 2008; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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