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Maryland Politics: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Brown's Name "Hotly Circulating" for Veterans Post

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) this morning acknolwedged speculation that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is under consideration for a Cabinet post in the Obama administration, saying the former Prince George's delegate has been "a tremendous partner to me...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 22, 2008; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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MoCo Professional Firefighters Pull Out of Talks

The fallout from the ambulance fee debate in Montgomery County continues: The county's professional firefighters union said today that it is pulling out of negotiations to help close a projected $250 million budget shortfall next year because the County Council...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 21, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Cardin, Mikulski Turn to Lottery for Inaugural Tickets

Because of overwhelming demand for tickets to the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikuski and Ben Cardin, both Democrats, have decided to dispense their tickets by random drawing, staffers said. Cardin's office on Thursday notified the...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 21, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Glendening's Son Moves Up In Governors' Association

Raymond Glendening, the son of former Maryland governor Parris N. Glendening, has been named national political director of the National Governors Association, an organization that promotes the candidacies of the party's gubernatorial candidates. The younger Glendening, a Maryland resident, has...

By John Wagner  |  November 21, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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MoCo Plans to Play Defense in Annapolis

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and County Council members will host a reception tonight for Montgomery's legislative delegation. The informal gathering and public hearing that follows are a sort of pregame strategy session to set next year's agenda for...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 20, 2008; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Ivey Recalls His Former Boss: Eric Holder

Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey today praised the man who could well be President-elect Barack Obama's leading candidate for U.S. attorney general Long before Ivey was elected county prosecutor, he worked for Eric H. Holder Jr., who...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  November 20, 2008; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Layoffs Possible Next Year in Pr. Geo.'s County

County officials in Prince George's might need to lay off 400 to 500 county employees next year--more than 7 percent of the county's total workforce, according to an internal document obtained by the Washington Post. The document was presented to...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 19, 2008; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Ficker Prevails in MoCo by About 5,000 votes

After days of anticipation, it's official: Robin Ficker's anti-tax ballot measure in Montgomery County has prevailed by 5,060 votes. Election officials are still putting the finishing touches on some paperwork, but spokeswoman Marjorie Roher said this afternoon that "All the...

By Ann Marimow  |  November 19, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Political Hardball in MoCo's Ambulance Fee Debate

It was rare to see County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) publicly push back yesterday with a press conference to denounce a County Council alternative to his proposed ambulance fee. Council member Valerie Ervin, who supports the alternative, said she and...

By Ann Marimow  |  November 19, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Steele Helping State Senate GOP Raise Money Tonight

Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael S. Steele, who recently announced his candidacy for chairman of the Republican National Committee, is headlining a fundraiser in his home state tonight. The event, in Savage, Md., is being hosted by the state Senate's...

By John Wagner  |  November 17, 2008; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Md. Lt. Gov. Brown Lands Role In Obama Transition

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is the latest O'Malley administration figure to surface in a role on the Obama transition team. Brown, who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary, is one of two leaders of...

By John Wagner  |  November 17, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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