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Maryland Politics: April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008

Teachers' Union E-mail At Issue in MoCo Election

Montgomery County's largest teachers' union is rallying its troops to support school board President Nancy Navarro in Tuesday's special election for the vacant County Council seat of the late Marilyn Praisner. MCEA is targeting the 1,100 teachers who live in...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 11, 2008; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Wynn Steps Down From Committees

U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.), under pressure from congressional ethics watchdogs after announcing he will resign from Congress in seven may 31 weeks to take a job at a lobbying law firm, has stepped down from his congressional committee...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 10, 2008; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Leggett: Session Results "Mixed" for MoCo

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said the General Assembly session that wrapped up at midnight Monday delivered "mixed" results for Montgomery. The county avoided some potential trims to teacher pensions, he said. But he pointed to the debate over the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 9, 2008; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Johnson 'Very Excited' About Hospital Bill

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) has offered his first public comments on the bill passed by the General Assembly Saturday that will create an independent authority to take over the county's hospital system. Johnson said Tuesday that...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 9, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Money, Money, Money in MoCo's District 4

In the final stretch to Montgomery County's April 15 special election, campaign finance reports reveal that School Board president Nancy Navarro is leading fundraising among the eight candidates vying to succeed the late County Council member Marilyn Praisner. Navarro has...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 9, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Harbor Meltdown: O'Malley vs. Muse

The meltdown on Monday of a bill creating liquor licenses of the National Harbor development in Prince George's County included a memorable exchange between Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George's), as Muse pushed for more...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 9, 2008; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Session Ends: Late Night Surprises

The 90-day General Assembly session never ends without some unexpected late-night action -- or inaction. Before finishing up last night at midnight: * The Senate failed to pass a compromise version of a bill that would allow counties to install...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 8, 2008; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Legislative Session Action: The Last Day

Today is the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 90-day session. We'll post some of the action on Maryland Moment as it happens: * An emergency measure to ban the video gaming machines that have proliferated at bars and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 7, 2008; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up in Maryland politics: STATE GOVERNMENT Today is the final day of the General Assembly's annual session. On Saturday, lawmakers passed the state budget, as well as such major measures as the computer services tax repeal and a plan...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 7, 2008; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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