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Maryland Politics: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Edwards' First Votes

Within moments of her swearing in last week, Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) was casting her first vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards defeated Republican Peter James in a special election in parts of Montgomery...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 26, 2008; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  2008 Elections , Rosalind Helderman , Slots  
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Pr. Geo.'s Politicians Pledge Anti-Slots Effort

Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey led a group of county politicians yesterday who announced they will work to convince local residents to vote against a November ballot referendum that would authorize the state to legalize slot machines. Ivey...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 25, 2008; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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MoCo Chooses Planning Board Members

The Montgomery County Council today selected a community activist and a developer to fill two vacancies on the Planning Board that sets land-use policy, oversees parks and reviews development plans. Clarksburg community activist Amy Presley replaces Republican Allison Bryant, whose...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 24, 2008; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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MoCo Council Sends Moore to WSSC

As expected, the Montgomery County Council unanimously signed off this morning on Ike Leggett's pick to serve on the commission that oversees water and sewer service in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. But the discussion over Rockville epidemiologist Roscoe Moore's...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 24, 2008; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Forcing School Kids to Walk Farther

The Montgomery County school board is expected to vote tonight on whether to give Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency power to make students walk farther to school, as a way of coping with escalating fuel costs for buses. More walkers...

By Mike McPhate  |  June 23, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Montgomery County  
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Pr. Geo.'s Delegate Rankles Chinese Government

Del. James W. Hubbard seems to have started a trade dispute with China -- and he's loving every minute of it. The Prince George's Democrat began to rankle the Chinese government last winter, when the General Assembly took up his...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 23, 2008; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
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