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Maryland Politics: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Kramer and Navarro Set To Run for MoCo's Open Council Seat

Montgomery County Del. Ben Kramer (D) and School Board member Nancy Navarro said this afternoon that they plan to run for the County Council seat left vacant by the death last week of Don Praisner. The Council has not set...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 5, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Biden Visits Laurel to Stump for Stimulus

Biden speaks about transportation at the MARC train station in Laurel. (AP) In an effort to push through the economic stimulus package in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden visited a Laurel train station today, using the dilapidated train platform...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 5, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Now on YouTube: Don't Tear Your Hair, Md., File Online!

Comptroller Peter Franchot's office has turned to You Tube to urge Marylanders to file their tax electronically to avoid lengthy delays in getting tax refunds. As we said in an earlier posting, budget cuts have halved the number of...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 5, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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More Gloom and Doom For MoCo's Economic Outlook

There was more gloomy economic news this week for Montgomery County's elected officials who will soon have to make tough budget decisions to close a projected $450 million shortfall for fiscal 2010. Council members heard from the county's fiscal team,...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 4, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Victim of Botched Pr. Geo.'s Raid Pushes SWAT Bill

Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo is in Annapolis today, advocating for legislation he helped craft that require state police agencies to issue monthly reports about their use of SWAT teams. In July, Calvo's two dogs were shot and killed by...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 4, 2009; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Md. Common Cause Seeks Friends in High Places

Add to the list of sponsors of legislative receptions usually reserved for high-priced Annapolis lobbyists: Common Cause Maryland. The non-profit government watchdog group is hosting is first-ever reception for lawmakers Monday night, in the Montgomery County delegation room of the...

By Lisa Rein  |  February 3, 2009; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Lisa Rein  
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Miller to Propose Amnesty for Delinquent Md. Taxpayers

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) will announce Wednesday that he is sponsoring legislation calling for an amnesty for deliquent taxpayers who pay the income and payroll taxes that they owe, aides to the Senate leader said. The...

By Lisa Rein  |  February 3, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rocky Gap Bidder Wants Law Change, Withholds Required Fee

A representative for the New York-based company that put in the only bid to operate slot machines near the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County said this morning that its bid is contingent on a difficult legislative change that would...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 3, 2009; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman , Slots  
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Failure to Submit Slots Licensing Fee for Laurel Creates Uncertainty

The Maryland Jockey Club effort to bring slots to Laurel Park racetrack proved chaotic yesterday -- and it is unclear what might happen next. Late last night, Magna Entertainment, the organization's owner, acknowledged it had not submitted a required $28.5...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 3, 2009; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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MoCo Will Hold Special Election To Fill Praisner's Seat

In a final note to Montgomery County Council colleagues before he died last week, Don Praisner asked that the council skip a special election to replace him and instead appoint someone to serve out his term in District 4. Praisner...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 2, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Kratovil Votes Against Stimulus Package

Newly elected First District Congressman Frank Kratovil was one of only 11 House Democrats to vote against an $819 billion stimulus proposal last week. In a statement explaining his decision, he said "not enough of its spending was focused on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 2, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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