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Maryland Politics: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Winners and Losers

A few recent winners and losers in Maryland politics: WINNERS "Alcopops" opponents: Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) was all set this week to sign a bill strongly supported by the liquor industry that classifies fruity malt liquor drinks as beer, allowing...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 2, 2008; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Harrison Mum on Tax Issue in Pr.Geo.'s Campaign

Prince George's voters will go to the polls Tuesday in County Council District 5, when Spring resident Andrea Harrison, who emerged victorious in a closely fought special Democratic primary for the seat, faces Republican Steven W. Johnson in a special...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 1, 2008; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Inmates Listen To Lanham Prayer Service

From left to right, Quest ensemble members Blandin Mozon, Arkese Gaskin, and Dameion Roy perform. Quest is part of the Friendship Outreach Ministry of Capitol Heights. (Photo by Hamil Harris) At sunrise today, inmates at the Prince George's County...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 1, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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State To Review Med Center Contract Award

The Board of Public Works this morning approved $9 million toward construction of a new operating room and laboratory at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, but not before requiring the hospital to submit to a review of...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 30, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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MoCo's Trachtenberg to Unions: Layoffs or Lower Raises?

With Montgomery County's elected officials running short on time to make tough decisions about raising taxes and trimming services, County Council member Duchy Trachtenberg is reaching out to union leaders to ask them to do their part to help close...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 29, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCarthy Pension Bill: What Do You Think?

When Montgomery County's top prosecutor, John McCarthy, took the oath of office last year, his pension from more than two decades as a county employee was frozen, and he was directed to join a retirement plan for elected officials. Now,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 29, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Md. Chamber of Commerce to Endorse Slots

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce will announce its support today for the proposal on the November ballot question to legalize slot machine gambling in the state. The 850-member business group has supported slots since the General Assembly first debated the...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 29, 2008; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Maryland GOP Has New Director

The Maryland Republican Party has tapped Justin Ready, an aide to Sen. Janet Greenip (R-Anne Arundel), as its new executive director. Ready succeeds John Flynn, who has taken a job as staff attorney for Americans for Prosperity, a DC-based group...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 28, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Dueling Bills for Proposed Bethesda Public Housing

Montgomery County Council members Roger Berliner (D-Potomac, Bethesda) and George Leventhal (D-At large) are poised to introduce dueling legislation tomorrow over the fate of a five-bedroom house that has been proposed as public housing next to a leafy Bethesda neighborhood...

By Miranda Spivack  |  April 28, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Frosh: Veto Phosphate Ban Delay

A senior Maryland senator is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) to veto a bill that would give companies more time to comply with Maryland's upcoming ban on phosphates in dishwasher detergents. In a letter to O'Malley, Sen. Brian E. Frosh...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 28, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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