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Maryland Politics: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Mikulski Is the Focus of MPT Show Tonight

Senator Barbara Mikulski is described as a champion of Maryland's working class who has worked to improve life for average people in a profile scheduled to air on Maryland Public Television tonight. The state's senior senator, elected in 1976, planned...

By Lisa Rein  |  May 14, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Commission Set Up for African Immigrants

Business leaders, a transportation planner, a media consultant, a pharmacist, a professor and a legislative aide are among the community leaders appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) today to head up Maryland's new Commission on African Affairs. The 21 members...

By Lisa Rein  |  May 14, 2009; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ficker and Navarro Appear in Televised Debate

Still undecided about next week's special election in Montgomery County for an open seat on the council? Catch a lively televised debate between two of the candidates - Republican Robin Ficker and Democrat Nancy Navarro - tonight at 9 p.m....

By Ann Marimow  |  May 14, 2009; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Does Montgomery Discriminate Against PIAs?

An exchange on the dais of the Montgomery County school board introduced a new acronym to the local vocabulary of educationese. Patricia O'Neill (Bethesda-Chevy Chase), the board's vice president, told the group yesterday that school principals "might not pick PIAs,"...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 13, 2009; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Leggett Presses Council to Embrace Ambulance Fee

As the Montgomery County Council prepares to take a preliminary budget vote as soon as tomorrow, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is warning of the negative consequences of rejecting his proposed ambulance fee. Giving up "$14 million in annual revenues...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 13, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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MoCo Dems Unite Behind Navarro

With just eight days to go before the special election for an open seat on the Montgomery County council, Democrats put forward a united front this afternoon for their party's nominee, Nancy Navarro. After a sometimes bitter primary contest, even...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 11, 2009; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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A Gift for O'Malley? Consider the Emerald Isle

When bestowing gifts on Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last year, acknowledgment of his Irish heritage proved a popular tactic. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert) alone gave O'Malley three such gifts, all books, according to an accounting on...

By Anne Bartlett  |  May 11, 2009; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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