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Maryland Politics: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Exact Text of D.C. United Bill

The actual text of the bill to finance the new D.C. United soccer stadium in Prince George's is not yet online--these things sometimes take a few days in the Maryland General Assembly. But a few readers have asked us for...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 13, 2009; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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D.C. United: We Could Break Ground This Year in Pr. Geo.'s

D.C. United co-owner Victor MacFarlane pledged to Prince George's delegates and senators this morning that the team is "negotiating in good faith" as it works to move from the RFK Stadium in the district to a new stadium in county--he...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 13, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Ask Your Questions about D.C. United Move to Prince George's

As Rosalind S. Helderman reported this morning, the D.C. United soccer team's co-owner told Maryland lawmakers yesterday that the team plans to move from RFK Stadium in the District to a site yet to be determined in Prince George's County....

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 13, 2009; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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D.C. United's Owner Says Team Headed to Prince George's

Victor MacFarlane, owner of the D.C. United soccer team, said today that he is committed to moving the soccer team to Prince George's County. Meeting with state senators from the county in Annapolis, he said the team wants to build...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 12, 2009; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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State House Talks State Aid

Prince George's has pulled the trigger on its net taxable income proposal, a complicated budgetary issue that Montgomery delegates were warning could cause friction between the neighboring jurisdictions. Or, at least, it has kind of pulled the trigger. We told...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 12, 2009; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Rosalind Helderman  
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MoCo Sets Dates for District 4 Special Election

With little discussion this afternoon, Montgomery County Council members overcame their earlier differences to set a date for the special election to choose Don Praisner's successor in the Eastern County's District 4. The primary contests will be held April 21...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 12, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Facebook in Md. Good, MySpace Bad? What Do You Think?

As we reported this morning, General Assembly Facebook users are now free at last! No such joy for MySpace account holders, however. The granddaddy of social networking sites will remain blocked as security risk to the General Assembly's computer networks....

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 11, 2009; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Rosalind Helderman  
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O'Malley Again Pushes Climate Change Legislation

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2009 got a full-court press in Annapolis today on the lawn of the governor's mansion. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has made the legislation to mandate controls on the carbon dioxide emissions believed to contribute...

By Lisa Rein  |  February 10, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Special Election Date Confounds MoCo Council

Who knew choosing a date for a special election could be so complicated? Montgomery County Council members this morning put off picking a date for the contest to chose Don Praisner's successor after an extensive debate over timing. Praisner (D-Eastern...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 10, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Republicans Talk Stimulus, Plug Tax Bill

Republican leaders of the Maryland General Assembly cautioned this morning against getting hooked on anticipated federal stimulus dollars. Appearing at a morning news conference, House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell (R-Calvert) and others argued that the state could face larger...

By John Wagner  |  February 10, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Old Friend Heads Currie Defense Fund

This morning, we reported on the creation of the legal defense fund to support Sen. Ulysses Currie. A website has been created for the fund. The organization's leader is Bobby Henry, an attorney who is now representing the family of...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 10, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Steele on 'This Week'

New Republican National Committee Chairman (and former Maryland Lt. Governor) Michael Steele was on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday, discussing his selection to lead the GOP and a Post story about allegations of financial improprieties. Click the image...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 9, 2009; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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MD Facebook Lovers Fight Back

Members of the General Assembly and others are now protesting the ban on using MySpace and Facebook from legislative computers the only way they know how: Through a snarky Facebook group. Computer gurus with the assembly last week blocked access...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 9, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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