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Maryland Politics: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Ehrlich Says Obama Plan is "Class Warfare"

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), whose political future remains a big mystery, surfaced last night on MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews.   During the segment, Ehrlich mostly had unkind things to say about President Obama's stimulus plan...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  February 27, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Pet Trusts Advance

A bill to allow Marylanders to create trusts for their pets passed the House of Delegates this morning and will now be considered by the senate. We wrote about this issue yesterday. The bill passed by a vote of 105...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 26, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Miller: Death Penalty Could Get Some Floor Debate

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said this afternoon that he plans to accomodate Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) by allowing at least some consideration by the full Senate of a bill to repeal the death penalty. "I want...

By John Wagner  |  February 25, 2009; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Should You Be Allowed to Leave Money to Fido in Md.?

As we reported this morning, the Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote as early as today on a bill that would allow residents to set up legally binding trusts for the care of their pets in the event...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 24, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly , Rosalind Helderman  
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Ficker Changes Primary Residence To Run in MoCo's District 4

Low-tax activist Robin Ficker is hoping to take his message directly to the Montgomery County Council. Ficker, a former state legislator and champion of anti-tax ballot measures, has filed his candidacy for the District 4 special election. To run for...

By Ann Marimow  |  February 24, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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State Asks Court To Toss Laurel's Complaint

Lawyers for the state are asking a judge to dismiss a legal effort to reinstate a bid to put slot machines at Laurel Park race track in Anne Arundel County. The track operators submitted a bid this month but failed...

By John Wagner  |  February 24, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Miller Wants Quick Committee Vote on Death Penalty

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said this afternoon that he would like to see a relatively quick, up-or-down committee vote on a bill to repeal Maryland's death penalty. His pronouncement is the latest move in a procedural...

By John Wagner  |  February 23, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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