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Maryland Politics: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Edwards Gets Likely Committee Assignments

U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) has received her probable committee assignments. Edwards, who was sworn in to Congress on June.19 after winning a special election in Maryland's 4th Congressional District, was recommended to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 18, 2008; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Enforcing MoCo's Nanny Bill

The so-called nanny bill passed unanimously by the Montgomery County Council yesterday is all but certain to become law. County Executive Isiah Leggett has said he will sign the measure and is supportive of the measure's requirement that residents who...

By Ann Marimow  |  July 16, 2008; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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McDonough To Be Secretary Of State

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) tomorrow will name John McDonough, a Prince George's lawyer well-connected in Democratic politics, as Maryland's next secretary of state, according to several people familiar with the pick. WIth the scheduled announcement, O'Malley will fill a Cabinet...

By John Wagner  |  July 15, 2008; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley: Opposed To Offshore Drilling But Not Wind Power

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley this morning panned the Bush administration's push for exploration of coastal oil drilling - but said he remains interested in the potential for off-shore wind farms. O'Malley (D) offered few details on the subject, which came...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 15, 2008; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Prince George's Employees Clash with Johnson

Members of AFSCME unions that represent 2,000 county employees in Prince George's have voted to reject a request by county leaders to renegotiate the terms of their contract. Facing a $48 million budget shortfall in the tightening economy, County Executive...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  July 15, 2008; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Anti-Slots Strategists Swear Off Gambling Money

Anti-slots strategists sought today to put to rest talk that they may turn to out-of-state gambling interests to help fund their campaign to defeat slots in Maryland. In a conference call with reporters, Aaron Meisner, chairman of StopSlotsMaryland, said the...

By John Wagner  |  July 14, 2008; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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