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Maryland Politics: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

MoCo Council: Fix Disability Retirement Program

A majority of Montgomery County Councill members signed on to a letter to County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) this week, urging "swift action" to overhaul the county's disability retirement system. The missive appears to try to turn up the pressure...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 28, 2008; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Pro-Slots Committee Raised More Than $7 Million

The committee that led Maryland's campaign to legalize slot machines collected more than $2.6 million during the final weeks before the election, with the vast majority of contributions coming from people and companies that could benefit from expanded gambling in...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 26, 2008; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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O'Malley Launches Tough-Times Website

Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced a new state website that provides information for people struggling with the consequences of the economic downturn: www.problemsolver.maryland.gov. It steers users to state and federal resources on topics such as heating and energy assistance, job...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 26, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley Hints at Employee Furloughs

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last night confirmed his plans to propose another round of mid-year budget cuts next month, suggesting the reductions could total about $200 million. Appearing on Maryland Public Television, O'Malley offered few specifics but strongly hinted...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 25, 2008; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner  
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Md. Teachers Push to Preserve Funding

With a session of budget cuts coming in the Maryland General Assembly, the state's leading teachers lobby sought last week to fire a preemptive strike through a blitz of television and Web ads. In messages targeted at lawmakers, the Maryland...

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 24, 2008; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  John Wagner  
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