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Maryland Politics: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

Try Your Hand At Balancing MoCo Budget

The Montgomery County Council gave final approval today to a $4.3 billion budget that will bring property tax increases of about 13 percent for the average homeowner and raise energy taxes by about $10 a year for the average household....

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 22, 2008; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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No Open Mike for Prince George's Council

In comments this week, Prince George's Council Chairman Samuel H. Dean (D-Mitchellville) offered a new and unusual theory of public discourse for elected officials: He said it is "inappropriate" for elected officials to comment on matters until they have already...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 22, 2008; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley Pushes Back on MoCo Funding

The Maryland Board of Public Works signed off on a plan today to provide $46.3 million for school construction in Montgomery County next year, shy of a $55 million goal to which Gov. Martin O'Malley agreed as he was courting...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 21, 2008; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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Local Pols Visit Vegas

If you were unable to find a politico or business type in Prince George's earlier this week, you weren't alone. They were likely in Las Vegas, taking part in the dating game that is the International Council of Shopping Centers'...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 21, 2008; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Md. Bill Would Have Addressed Childhood Obesity

The Washington Post's series this week on childhood obesity addresses an issue that's a priority for some in Annapolis. They tried unsuccessfully to pass legislation at the annual legislative session to add more physical education to the school day through...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 20, 2008; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Harrison Joins Prince George's Council

A crowd of well-wishers, family and elected officials turned out in Prince George's today to watch Springdale-resident Andrea Harrison (D) take the oath of office as the newest member of the County Council. Harrison, a life-long resident of the district,...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 19, 2008; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Replacing Pr. George's Bradford Pear Tree

If Prince George's County decides that the Bradford Pear should no longer be the official county tree, it may choose a new tree for that designation. Right now, it's considering the Allegheny Serviceberry. Which of these trees would you like...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  May 19, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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O'Malley Urged to Veto Bills

Consumer groups are urging Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) to veto a bill that would allow a Columbia-based, for-profit credit counseling firm whose business practices are under review in multiple states to be licensed in Maryland. The legislation, approved by the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 19, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics: PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY The County Council on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on proposals to increase the county's income and recordation tax rates. It is scheduled to vote on the proposals afterward....

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 19, 2008; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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