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Maryland Politics: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Two Former AGs Joining Gansler at Fundrasier

More from the fundraising front: Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) has an event planned next month that underscores his strength among the political and legal establishment heading into an election year. Gansler's "special guests" at an Oct. 15 event...

By John Wagner  |  September 25, 2009; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Friday, September 25, 2009: PSC Likely To Delay Vote on Constellation Nuclear Deal    The state's Public Service Commission plans to meet today and discuss a request made Thursday by Attorney...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 25, 2009; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Big Three Engaged In Fall Fundraising

With memories of summer fading and the 2010 legislative session looming, the fall fundraising season in Maryland is getting into full gear. Some evidence of that: Each of "the big three" in Annapolis -- the governor and two presiding officers...

By John Wagner  |  September 24, 2009; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009: ACORN Files Suit Over Maryland Taping    ACORN is suing the conservative activists who posed as pimp and prostitute and secretly videotaped its employees appearing to provide...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 24, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Biden Talks Up Health Reform With Montgomery Seniors

Vice President Joseph Biden arrived late to a meeting with more than t200 seniors in Silver Spring Wednesday and asked them to sign a note to his 92-year-old mother so she wouldn't scold him for his tardiness. Biden came to...

By Michael Laris  |  September 23, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery County  
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Slots Approved For Ocean Downs

Maryland awarded its first license for slot-machine gambling on Wednesday afternoon, giving Ocean Downs racetrack on the Eastern Shore permission to operate up to 800 machines as early as Memorial Day. Marking a milestone in Maryland's long-running battle over legalizing...

By John Wagner  |  September 23, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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MarylandReporter.com Set To Debut Soon

There will soon be another set of eyes on Maryland government. Len Lazarick, the former State House bureau chief of the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner, is launching MarylandReporter.com, which promises both original reporting and links to stories by other media, starting...

By John Wagner  |  September 23, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of Maryland's Top Political News and Analysis Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009: Gambling in MD by May? First Slot License Expected Today    The state's lottery commission is expected to award Ocean Downs racetrack with the state's first slot-machine...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 23, 2009; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Gets Solid Marks Among Maryland Voters

Although his popularity has slipped nationally, President Obama received solid approval ratings in a new poll of Maryland voters. Fifty-eight percent of Free State voters said they approve of the job the Democratic president is doing, while 31 percent disapproved...

By John Wagner  |  September 23, 2009; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery Council Reverses Course On Land Purchase

We noted last week the dance between Ike Leggett and the county council over plans for a science city near Johns Hopkins' Montgomery campus. The particular point of contention was what to do about a stretch of land near Montgomery...

By Michael Laris  |  September 22, 2009; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of the State's Top Political News and Analysis Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009: United Way Executive Joins O'Malley Cabinet Alex Sanchez has been chosen to succeed Thomas E. Perez, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 22, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: Marylanders United in Budget Worries, Divided on Solution

A large majority of Maryland voters -- 75 percent -- say that the state budget is a "very big problem," according to a new poll, which also examined a potential Ehrlich-O'Malley rematch. But a simple majority can't agree on a...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  September 22, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  John Wagner , Maryland State Budget  
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O'Malley vs. Ehrlich: 2009 Looks a Lot Like 2006

When it comes to gubernatorial politics in Maryland, not a whole lot has changed in the last three years. That, at least, is the conclusion of a new poll that shows Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) beating former governor Robert L....

By Washington Post Editors  |  September 22, 2009; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner  | Tags: Barbara Mikulski, Douglas M. Duncan, Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies, Janet Owens, Martin O'Malley, Michael S. Steele, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Wayne K. Curry, polls  
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O'Malley to Name United Way Executive to Cabinet

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Tuesday will announce his selection of a United Way of America executive as the state's new secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, according to aides. Alex Sanchez has been chosen to succeed Thomas E. Perez,...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 21, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your Daily Download of the State's Top Political News and Analysis Monday, Sept. 21, 2009: Prince George's Layoff Announcement Expected Today Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) is expected to announce budget cuts today to close a $22...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 21, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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