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Maryland Politics: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

O'Malley Launches Campaign for Electricity Rate Relief

A day after the Public Service Commission concluded that it has a right to review the proposed sale of half of Constellation's nuclear plants, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) launched an offensive to force the Baltimore-based energy giant to come up...

By Lisa Rein  |  June 12, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. House GOP Leaders Question Governor's Goals

Republican leaders in the House of Delegates are taking aim at Gov. Martin O'Malley's propensity to set goals. A recent story in The Washington Post detailed the latest efforts by O'Malley (D) to push his administration to reduce childhood hunger,...

By John Wagner  |  June 12, 2009; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Major Fundraiser On Deck For House Speaker

Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), who is seeking re-election next year, has scheduled a major fundraiser tomorrow morning at Camden Yards in Baltimore. In keeping with the baseball theme, Busch is asking for $500 apiece from "All...

By John Wagner  |  June 11, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley Seeks Rate Relief as Part of Constellation Review

Aides to Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) released details yesterday of the administration's proposal to get hundreds of millions of dollars in rate relief for electricity customers of Baltimore Gas & Electric as a condition of the sale of some nuclear...

By Lisa Rein  |  June 11, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Weast's Letter to Grasmick Irks MoCo Council

Montgomery School Superintendent Jerry Weast seeks state guidance about the Montgomery County Council's budget.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  June 11, 2009; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. Business Group: State Support at New Low

A Maryland business group says support from state legislators has reached a low point.

By John Wagner  |  June 10, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Feldman, Lee Re-elected to MoCo Posts

Del. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery) was elected unanimously by his colleagues last night to serve a third year as chairman of the Montgomery County delegation in the Maryland House of Delegates. The delegates, at their annual organization meeting, also elected...

By John Wagner  |  June 10, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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From the Campaign Trail to the Council in MoCo

New Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro appoints her staff.

By Ann Marimow  |  June 9, 2009; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Laurel Racing Appeals to Maryland's High Court on Slots

Laurel Racing Association appealed to Maryland's highest court this morning to allow it back into the competition for a slot-machine gambling license despite the company's failure to pay a $28.5 million licensing fee in February. Michael Berman, a lawyer for...

By John Wagner  |  June 9, 2009; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gingrich Rallies Maryland Republicans

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich energized a crowd of more than 700 Maryland Republicans at the BWI Airport Marriott Friday night with a call not to concede a single vote as the party rebuilds. The Maryland party's executive director,...

By Lisa Rein  |  June 8, 2009; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Update: Franchot's Tweets Focus on State Contracts

Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) is trying to raise the profile of the Board of Public Works on Twitter, the quick-missive networking system he announced he would use to post news and musings on last Wednesday's three-hour meeting. His tweets told...

By Lisa Rein  |  June 8, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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