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Maryland Politics: March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Angelos Meets With O'Malley About Preakness

A State House meeting late this afternoon between Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos and Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) added to the intrigue over the future of the Preakness Stakes horse race. "I'd like to see the Preakness remain in...

By John Wagner  |  March 19, 2009; 5:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Brown Fills In While O'Malley Plays With Band

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) pinch hit last night for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on the monthly live Maryland Public Television call-in program, "Ask the Governor." The reason for the governor's absence? As Brown explained to viewers at the...

By John Wagner  |  March 19, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Miller Could Support Session to Address Preakness Problem

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert) says he would support a special session to pass emergency legislation to keep the Preakness Stakes horse race in Maryland, the Associated Press reports tonight. According to AP, Miller says the race is...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 18, 2009; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What's Next for D.C. United?

So where do things stand with the proposed D.C. United stadium for Prince George's? We know that County Executive Jack Johnson has asked Metro to sell land at the Morgan Boulevard Metro station to the Maryland National Capital Park and...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  March 18, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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O'Malley Speaks Out for New Limits to Death Penalty

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) urged a House panel today to pass a Senate bill that tightens standards of evidence in death penalty cases, acknowledging a full repeal of capital punishment remains elusive this year. The Senate bill restricts capital...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 17, 2009; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Miller: State Could Take Over Preakness If Necessary

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller said today the state could build a horse racing track and run the Preakness Stakes, if its financially troubled owner decides to sell the Triple Crown race, the Associated Press reports. According to AP, Miller...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 17, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Soccer Showdown Coming in Md. Legislature

Our colleague Steven Goff is reporting at the Post's Soccer Insider blog that D.C. United is organizing a bus and car caravan to transport fans from RFK stadium to Annapolis for tomorrow's hearing on a bill to provide financing for...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  March 16, 2009; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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