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Maryland Politics: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Why the Turnaround on Speed Cameras?

Maryland Senate reverses vote on speed cameras

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 3, 2009; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  General Assembly , Rosalind Helderman  
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Md. House Member: Message Received on Pri. Geo. HQ

Del. Tawanna P. Gaines (D-Prince George's), named this morning to the conference committee charged with working out differences between the House and Senate budgets, said she thinks it's highly likely the conference will drop a senate proposal to make $36...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 3, 2009; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Senate Douses Hot Movie Fun at UMd

BY JOHN WAGNER AND SUSAN KINZIE WASHINGTON POST STAFF WRITERS Senator Andrew P. Harris, left, and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., discuss an amendment that would block funding to the University of Maryland if it screens a pornographic...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 2, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Senate to Prince George's: Nix that School HQ

The Maryland State Senate this morning agreed to an unexpected amendment to the state budget: It made $36 million in school funding to Prince George's contingent on the county's school board nixing a plan to move its headquarters to a...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 2, 2009; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County  
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Berlage Named Planning Chief in St. Mary's

Derick Berlage, who stepped down almost three years ago as planning board chairman in Montgomery County amid controversy over weak oversight of development, has been named planning chief for St. Mary's County. The county's commissioners voted 3-1 Tuesday to hire...

By Miranda Spivack  |  April 1, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack , Montgomery County  
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Lawmaker: No Council Vote, No D.C. United Bill

D.C. stadium bill threatened by Prince's George's inaction

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 1, 2009; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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GOP Candidates in MoCo Boycott Election Debate

Republican candidates boycott Montgomery debate

By Ann Marimow  |  April 1, 2009; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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D.C. United Stadium Opponents Denied Chance to Speak

Prince George's soccer stadium opponents don't testify

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 31, 2009; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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MoCo Firefighters To Appeal Labor Ruling on Raises

montgomery firefighters appeal raise decision

By Ann Marimow  |  March 31, 2009; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Not So Fast on D.C. United Bill

House of Delegates staffers have discovered an amendment on the DC United soccer stadium proposal made by the House Appropriations Committee would violate the Maryland constitution. The committee adopted a series of amendments in quick succession this afternoon, all designed...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  March 30, 2009; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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D.C. United Study Bill Approved by House Committee

By a vote of 17 to 7, the House Appropriations Committee has given a favorable vote to a bill allowing the Maryland Stadium Authority to study the feasibility and economic cost of building a soccer stadium in Prince George's County...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  March 30, 2009; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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Leggett Backs Kramer in MoCo's District 4

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) this morning formally endorsed the candidacy of Del. Benjamin Kramer (D) in this spring's special election to fill the District 4 seat on the County Council. Leggett, who has lived in the eastern county...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 30, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Monday is Game Day for D.C. United in Md. House

The D.C. United stadium study bill is facing an exceedingly tough battle in the Maryland General Assembly. On Saturday, the House Appropriations held a lengthy discussion of the bill, which would authorize the Maryland Stadium Authority, Prince George's, the team...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  March 29, 2009; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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