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Maryland Politics: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Former Opponent Duncan Criticizes O'Malley Campaign

More than 300 endorsements 14 months from Election Day, without a glimpse of an opponent on the horizon. Many in Annapolis viewed the laundry list of Maryland Democrats released Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley's (D) fledgling re-election campaign as an...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 5, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , Governor , Jonathan Mummolo , Montgomery County , Prince George's County  
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A Final Fruit Fight Item: Turning The Other Cheek On Montgomery's Roadside Stands

Just in time for the Labor Day roadside rush, Maryland's State Highway Administration reached an agreement Thursday with Montgomery County activist Robin Ficker over his son's disputed fruit and vegetable stand. Ed Harris, counsel to the highway administration, said the...

By Michael Laris  |  September 4, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery County  
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Boden Leaves Brown, Joins Chow

Jerry Boden, the departing deputy chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), this week became the chief of staff to the newly sworn-in Veterans Secretary Edward Chow. Boden's move comes amid some other staff shuffling in Brown's...

By John Wagner  |  September 4, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Friday, Sept. 4, 2009:    It's Maryland's first statewide furlough day for some 70,000 state workers. You'll be able to hear a pin drop in the State House, which wouldn't be...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 4, 2009; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley Lists More Than 300 Early Endorsements

In an attempt at an extraordinarily early show of strength Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) released the names of more than 300 elected officials who are endorsing his reelection bid next year. The list reads like a who's who of...

By John Wagner  |  September 3, 2009; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009: Nuclear Deal Coming To a Head    Supporters and opponents last night packed a hearing on a proposed deal between Constellation Energy and Electricite de France that...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 3, 2009; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Enright Steps Down as O'Malley's Chief of Staff

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that Michael R. Enright, a boyhood friend and longtime aide, was stepping down as his chief of staff and would take on a new role as senior adviser to the governor. Matthew D. Gallagher,...

By John Wagner  |  September 2, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009: Day 2 of Swine Flu (News Conferences, That Is)    Part practice and part public awareness, part two of pandemic flu week continues today for Maryland politicians....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 2, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Setback for an Ehrlich Patronage Employee

The ice dancer suffered a tough break this week. On Tuesday, Maryland's Court of Special Appeals reversed an administrative law judge's decision that Gregory Maddalone, a patronage employee of former Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), had been improperly fired shortly...

By John Wagner  |  September 1, 2009; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009: Health-Care Debate Returns    Congress returns next week to what's expected to be an intense new phase in efforts to reach consensus on health-care legislation. House Majority...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 1, 2009; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley to Name Two Cabinet Secretaries

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will announce two mid-term Cabinet appointments Tuesday, elevating Beverley K. Swaim-Staley to transportation secretary and naming Edward Chow Jr. as veterans affairs secretary. Swaim-Staley has been acting transportation secretary since June, after the departure of...

By John Wagner  |  August 31, 2009; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Officials Talk Up Popularity of Tax Amnesty

Given that the subject was tax delinquents, it seemed a tad ironic that Gov. Martin O'Malley's event this morning was the rare one of his that started on time. With a row of small businesses in Dundalk as a backdrop,...

By John Wagner  |  August 31, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Van Hollen Talks Health Care at Leisure World

There were no disruptions or wild bouts of yelling Friday when Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) met with more than 250 constituents in a chandeliered ballroom at Leisure World of Maryland in Silver Spring. "Please be civil," one of the...

By Michael Laris  |  August 31, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Health Care , Michael Laris , Montgomery County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of the State's Top Political News and Analysis Monday, August 31, 2009: O'Malley, Franchot at Odds on Tax Amnesty?    Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and the legislature's top Democrats will join Maryland business leaders this morning to kick...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 31, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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