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Maryland Politics: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Internal Poll Has Rosy Outlook For Slots Supporters

Slots advocates in Maryland have been buoyed by a new internal poll showing 63 percent of likely voters supporting November's referendum, with 34 percent saying they would vote against it and only 3 percent undecided. The results are summarized in...

By John Wagner  |  July 2, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Pr. Geo.'s Jettisons Bradford Pear

The Bradford Pear tree has now been officially spurned by Prince George's County. The County Council unanimously adopted a resolution yesterday ditching it as the official county tree. The Bradford Pear, which was developed by government scientists at a U.S....

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 2, 2008; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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Is MoCo Pension Board Proposal Dead?

An effort to expand the role of local labor unions in overseeing Montgomery County's $3 billion employee retirement system appears headed for a quiet death. County Council President Michael Knapp (D-Upcounty) said this week that there are no plans to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 1, 2008; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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O'Malley-Angelos Rapprochement?

The frigid relationship between Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos recently thawed long enough for the two men to share a meal in Baltimore's Little Italy. O'Malley and Angelos were brought together for dinner...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 30, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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