Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Maryland Politics: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Anti-Speed Camera Effort is Launched

It was only a matter of hours before a challenge emerged to the General Assembly's just-passed bill allowing speed cameras throughout Maryland. Daniel Zubairi, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Maryland's 8th district in 2006, this week launched...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 17, 2009; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  General Assembly , Lisa Rein  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Franchot Questions State Spending on Rocky Gap

Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) today took aim at the state economic development corporation that oversees Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf resort in Western Maryland, questioning a request for a $400,000 line of credit to extend the contract with the company...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 15, 2009; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Lisa Rein  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MoCo's Silverman Headed for Confirmation in Development Job

Former Montgomery County council member Steven A. Silverman got a warm welcome from his old colleagues this week, all but guaranteeing his confirmation to lead the local economic development department. Council member Nancy Floreen tried unsuccessfully to play the theme...

By Ann Marimow  |  April 15, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Four MoCo Council Members Intervene in Disability Talks

Four Montgomery County Council members have intervened in contentious negotiations over changes to the government's disability retirement program for police officers. They said today that police union leaders have offered a responsible roadmap for overhauling the troubled system that should...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 14, 2009; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. Senate Follows House in Denying Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

The Maryland Senate, which initially passed a more conservative approach, quickly followed the House tonight in endorsing the bill that ends Maryland's practice of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. It voted 29-16 in favor, after cutting off an attempted...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 13, 2009; 11:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  General Assembly  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. House Votes to Curtail Illegal Immigrant Licenses

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted 76-60 to pass a compromise bill making motorists who cannot prove they are in the country legally ineligible for a Maryland driver's license. Under the proposal, those who previously received licenses by providing...

By Anne Bartlett  |  April 13, 2009; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. Immigrant License Deal May Be Unraveling

The tentative compromise between House and Senate lawmakers on how to end Maryland's system of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants may be unraveling. The deal between legislative leaders announced on the Senate floor this morning would shut the door on...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 13, 2009; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  General Assembly , Lisa Rein  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. Lawmakers Propose Compromise on Immigrant Licenses

A tentative deal has emerged between leaders in the House of Delegates and the Senate on driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, one of the most hard-fought issues of the legislative session. Under a compromise plan expected to emerge from a...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 13, 2009; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  General Assembly , Lisa Rein  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Md. Smoke Cessation Program Faces Cuts

Among the casualties of Maryland's budget cuts is the smoking cessation program that's funded by the decade-old tobacco settlement. The "Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program" will be cut to $7 million annually from $21 million. Health care advocates successfully...

By Lisa Rein  |  April 13, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Lisa Rein  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Does Prince George's Need a Law School?

The General Assembly has nixed a study of a D.C. United soccer stadium in Prince George's this year, but here's something they've given the go-ahead to study: A possible law school in the Washington area. Del. Justin D. Ross (D-Prince...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 13, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company