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Maryland Politics: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

McCain to Attend Reunion in Annapolis

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain will return to Annapolis tomorrow for his 50th class reunion at the U.S. Naval Academy. . AP says McCain's public schedule has him attending the football game Saturday afternoon between Navy and Rutgers. It's...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 19, 2008; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2008 Elections  
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Leggett Endorses Slots Ballot Measure

Montgomery County's top elected official today "reluctantly" endorsed a November ballot measure to legalize slot machines, reversing his long-standing opposition to state-run gambling and taking a position at odds with many of the county's other political leaders. County Executive Isiah...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 18, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Slots  
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Pr. Geo.'s Unions Sue Over Unpaid Furloughs

A coalition of five unions representing public safety unions in Prince George's County filed suit in circuit court today, arguing the county is in breach of contracts with their members because the County Council agreed to a plan to furlough...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 18, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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First Lady Praises MoCo Woman

Montgomery County got a shout out from first lady Laura Bush last week during a speech at the Service8Nation Summit in New York City. In her remarks, Bush told the story of Della Stolsworth, who works with Senior Corps' Retired...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 18, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Liberal Franchot, Conservative Greenip Share Anti-Slots Stage

Two of Maryland's most ideologically opposed politicians shared the stage today at an anti-slots rally in Annapolis. Comptroller Peter Franchot, a liberal Democrat from Montgomery County, and Sen. Janet Greenip, a conservative Republican who represents Anne Arundel County, joined several...

By Lisa Rein  |  September 17, 2008; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lisa Rein , Slots  
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Correctional Officers Rally Against Furloughs

Less than 24 hours after the Prince George's County Council voted to furlough them and other county workers, about three dozen officers from the county Department of Corrections gathered in Upper Marlboro to try to drum up public support against...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 17, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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Election Officials: 250,000 New Voters Expected

Maryland election officials said yesterday that they expect 250,000 new voters to register by next month's deadline for the presidential election and are making preparations for long lines at the polls on Nov. 4. Hundreds of new electronic poll books...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 17, 2008; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2008 Elections , Lisa Rein  
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Magna Ups the Ante in Slots Campaign

Magna Entertainment, the owner of two of Maryland's major racetracks, appears poised to contribute as much as $2 million toward the passage of the state's slot-machine referendum proposal, providing an infusion of cash from an industry that has been slow...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 17, 2008; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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Senate GOP Stays Neutral on Slots

Maryland's Senate Republican caucus now has an official position on the November referendum on slot-machine gambling: No position. The 14 GOP lawmakers, many of whom supported slots under former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Jr. (R) and fought Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 16, 2008; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Lisa Rein , Slots  
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Malone To Leave O'Malley Administration

Sean R. Malone, a long-time trusted aide to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), said today that he will leave the administration in coming weeks to become a partner in a law firm and lobbying shop. Malone, a deputy legislative officer...

By John Wagner  |  September 15, 2008; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leggett Edges Toward Slots Announcement

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett dropped more hints today that he is preparing to part with his long standing opposition to slots, and said he would formally announce his position on the referendum by the end of the week. For...

By Ann Marimow  |  September 15, 2008; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Slots  
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