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Maryland Politics: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

Union Conflict With Pr.Geo.'s Deepens

Prince George's AFSCME unions are filing an official grievance against the county, as the conflict between the government's unions and Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) deepens. At issue is Johnson's decision to try to close a $48 million budget shortfall...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 25, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chevy Chase Says Buses Beat Trains on Purple Line

Leaders from the Town of Chevy Chase said yesterday that a recently released study shows a cheaper bus rapid transit system would be more likely to receive federal funding for a Purple Line than a light rail proposal. Town leaders,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 25, 2008; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Students Rally for Purple Line

Joining the ranks of Purple Line supporters, students at the University of Maryland yesterday started a grass roots campaign for the transit line that would traverse the College Park campus. Student government president Jonathan S. Sachs, said the "Terps for...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 24, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Grade Inflation on O'Malley Report Card?

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters yesterday gave Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) an A-minus for his environmental efforts on a "Mid-Term Report Card." That makes O'Malley the first governor to score an "A-grade" since the ratings began in 1997,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 23, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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O'Malley Takes In $1 Million For Re-Election, Aide Says

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) raised more than $1 million last night at their largest fundraiser since their 2006 election, an aide said. Tickets to the event at Silo Point, a newly renovated historic...

By John Wagner  |  July 23, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley Welcomes Hearing On "Waste Of Police Resources"

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said today that he welcomes legislative hearings on state police surveillance of peace activists and death penalty opponents that took place under his Republican predecessor. "I think they want to ask the same questions that...

By John Wagner  |  July 22, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Should MoCo Restrict Large Vehicle Parking?

Today, Montgomery County officials will consider a parking ban on commercial vehicles, large pickup trucks and RVs on all residential streets and on roads with schools, hospitals, churches or playgrounds. GaryJean thinks the legislation is long overdue. What do you...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  July 22, 2008; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Leggett Names Climate Change Task Force

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) announced today he is establishing a task force to help the county coordinate programs aimed at cutting down on the county's carbon footprint. "We want to make sure Montgomery County becomes a leader," he...

By Anne Bartlett  |  July 21, 2008; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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McCain Coming To Maryland -- For Cash

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Maryland tomorrow night. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is booked at the Centre Club in downtown Baltimore. Tickets start at $1,000 a person. Entrance to a VIP reception,...

By John Wagner  |  July 21, 2008; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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