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Maryland Politics: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Del. Griffith fights back against the 'haters'

In response to several occasions where public officials have been verbally flogged by some residents during public comment periods with insults and accusations of corruption, Prince George's House Delegation Chairwoman Melony G. Griffith (D) recently issued a call for those...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 23, 2009; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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O'Malley collects close to $1 million in one night

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) collected about $1 million for his re-election bid at an event Thursday night at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, according to campaign aides. About 600 people attended the fundraiser, where tickets ranged from $500 to...

By John Wagner  |  October 23, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Friday, October 23, 2009: Kratovil mounting early war chest Eastern Shore Rep. Frank M. Kratovil Jr. (D), who is expected to face a fierce re-election challenge net year in his...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 23, 2009; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brown's Iraq service acknowledged at White House

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), an Iraq War veteran, was among those present Thursday as President Obama signed a bill in the East Room of the White House designed to speed up money for veterans health care --...

By John Wagner  |  October 22, 2009; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley: "Fine" either way on Arundel Mills zoning

When given a chance, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley hardly offered a ringing endorsement Wednesday night of a stalled plan to put slot machines at Arundel Mills mall. O'Malley (D), appearing on Maryland Public Television, said the state "will be fine"...

By John Wagner  |  October 22, 2009; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner , Slots  
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Rift among residents seen in Pr. George's senior housing issue

A group of Prince George's County seniors who have been lambasting county officials and the developer of their community, Cameron Grove, over alleged substandard construction and inspections apparently does not represent the views of the whole community--but that does not...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 22, 2009; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Thursday, October 22, 2009: State aborts effort to save money through refinancing The bad news: The fiscal hits keep coming. Maryland Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp says a spike in interest...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 22, 2009; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Free speech returns to Montgomery and Prince George's parks

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has indefinitely suspended a series of rules slammed as unconstitutional by the ACLU. They've also agreed to work together on permanent revisions to the regulations. Park police will no longer stop someone for...

By Michael Laris  |  October 22, 2009; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery County , Prince George's County  
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Obama gives Jack Johnson a shout-out

In terms of local political currency, few things mean as much as a shout-out from a popular U.S. President on one's home turf. So Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) must have felt pretty good Wednesday to be...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 21, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Wednesday, October 21, 2009: O'Malley gives up on settlement talks to lower electricity rates In June Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) sent out a video over YouTube, Twitter and Facebook drawing...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 21, 2009; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pr. George's senior housing issue presents campaign risk

A group of Prince George's senior citizens who made headlines recently over alleged substandard living conditions in their development are holding an "informational session" Tuesday night to voice their concerns and call for accountability. The residents of the Cameron Grove...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 20, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Leopold speaks out against bill to prevent Arundel Mills casino

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold (R) spoke out forcefully Tuesday afternoon against a proposed county zoning bill that would not permit slots at Arundel Mills mall, saying the legislation amounts to a costly "prohibition" on expanded gambling. The...

By John Wagner  |  October 20, 2009; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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More details on $400 million in stimulus funds headed to Pr. George's

On Monday, Maryland Politics reported that about $400 million in federal stimulus money had been awarded to local governments and businesses in Prince George's County. Below is a list, supplied by U.S. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer's office, giving...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 20, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Miller: Ehrlich unlikely to run for governor again

Everyone in Annapolis, it seems, has an opinion about whether former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will run again next year. Tuesday morning, Senate President Thomas V. Mike MIller Jr. (D-Calvert) offered his. "I don't think he's going to...

By John Wagner  |  October 20, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Superintendents told budget cuts will affect them

With Maryland facing a $2 billion shortfall next year, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) offered few budgetary assurances to a meeting of the state's public school superintendents Tuesday morning -- and the Senate president was far more blunt in a later...

By John Wagner  |  October 20, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wagner , Maryland State Budget  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, October 20, 2009: Md dems, enviros gush over Kratovil The League of Conservation Voters' night belonged to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (and Keith Campbell, who has donated a whopping...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 20, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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About $400 million in federal stimulus dollars will go to Pr. George's

Local governments and businesses in Prince George's County have been awarded about $400 million in federal stimulus money, officials said at a news conference Monday. The funds will allow county and municipal officials to hire 55 new police officers and...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 19, 2009; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Maryland State Budget , Prince George's County  
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Cordish: Still confident amid Md. slots chaos

David S. Cordish, chairman of the Cordish Cos., expressed renewed confidence Monday that his company will secure needed zoning legislation to proceed with its planned slots casino at Arundel Mills mall, despite fresh evidence of a divided Anne Arundel County...

By John Wagner  |  October 19, 2009; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley goes "overtime" with Maher and other panelists

For those who wanted more from Gov. Martin O'Malley's appearance Friday on "Real Time with Bill Maher," HBO has now posted an online-only "overtime" segment. Click here to watch. During the additional discussion, O'Malley (D) offers a spirited defense of...

By John Wagner  |  October 19, 2009; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, October 19, 2009: Environmental Day in Annapolis This morning Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) will tout new federal grant funding for the Chesapeake Bay....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 19, 2009; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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