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Maryland Politics: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Johnson Peers Into the Sinkhole

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) toured a Camp Springs neighborhood, where a 200 yard sinkhole opened behind several 50-year old homes, sucking some back decks off their foundations. No one was hurt by the opening of the...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 16, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. Geo.'s School Board Back To Single Member Districts

The Prince George's County Board of Education will be divided into nine single-member districts under a bill signed into law this week by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). The law returns the county's school board to the way it used to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 15, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley: Maryland Overcame Groucho Marx Syndrome

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley cited a scene from a 1935 Marx Brothers film today in making the case that his administration had acted boldly to take responsibility for the state's fiscal challenges. Speaking to a gathering of the Prince George's...

By John Wagner  |  May 14, 2008; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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PSC Hears From Utilities, Consumer Advocates

An executive with Baltimore Gas and Electric told members of the Maryland Public Service Commission today that electricity prices are rising due to global market forces and reregulating the industry would serve to worsen the problem. The comments came at...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 14, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How Low Can You Go in MoCo?

As it turns out, voter participation in yesterday's special election in Montgomery County Council District 4 was even lower than the Board of Elections first calculated late last night. Instead of close to 11 percent, turnout was actually 8.56 percent...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 14, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Praisner Wins in MoCo District 4

Democrat Don Praisner has won a low-turnout special election to serve out the term of his late wife, Marilyn, on the Montgomery County Council. Praisner defeated Republican Mark D. Fennel with 66 percent of the vote in the eastern county's...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 13, 2008; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Miller: Re-Election Decision Likely On June 4

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said today that he would likely make an announcement early next month about whether he will seek re-election in 2010. Miller (D-Calvert), who has presided over his chamber for more than...

By John Wagner  |  May 13, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (110)
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Johnson's Switch to Obama: What do you think?

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, a Democratic convention delegate pledged to support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Washington Post reporter Rosalind S. Helderman yesterday that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama has "in a real sense" won the Democratic...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 13, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: MONTGOMERY COUNTY A special election will be held Tuesday in County Council District 4 for the seat left vacant by the death of Marilyn Praisner. Praisner's husband, Democrat Don Praisner, a retired CIA...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 12, 2008; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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