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Maryland Politics: October 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009

Magazine gives O'Malley a timely nod

Here's something you're certain to hear about next year on the campaign trail: Governing magazine has chosen Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) as one of its "Public Officials of the Year." O'Malley, who graces the cover, is one of...

By John Wagner  |  October 31, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland approves nuclear deal

Maryland regulators have offered conditional approval to let Constellation Energy Group join with French energy giant, EDF, in a $4.5 billion-dollar deal the two companies have argued is critical to building the nation's first new nuclear reactor in nearly 30...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 30, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's housing chief: $5 million in fed money is secure

With one day to spare, Prince George's County officials said they managed to submit required data to the federal government Friday on how they plan to spend more than $5 million in affordable housing money. The funds at stake come...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 30, 2009; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Friday, October 30, 2009: Record funding for the Chesapeake, O'Malley at the White House, housing money threatened in Prince George's, mixed signals on the economy, jockeying for control of Pimlico,...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 30, 2009; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery's Leggett proposes mid-year budget cuts

Schools, libraries, police and a host of Montgomery County departments would get a mid-year budget trim under a $30 million cost-cutting plan being proposed by county executive Ike Leggett. But that would just be a small down payment on the...

By Michael Laris  |  October 29, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Thursday, October 29, 2009: How many stimulus jobs have been created in Maryland? We'll learn the estimate prepared by Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration today. The governor is stepping out in...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 29, 2009; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New report details Md. slots campaign money

With the state straining to get its slots program aloft, a new report provides a timely reminder of how much money gaming interests spent trying to influence gambling-related ballot measures last year in Maryland and eight other states. The report,...

By John Wagner  |  October 28, 2009; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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More details of Pr. George's County layoffs emerge

After 50 government employees were notified early this month that they would be laid off by Prince George's County in order to close a budget gap, the precise numbers of how many workers were let go from each county agency...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  October 28, 2009; 2:08 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 28, 2009: Federal ruling on Medevac crash could spur more state action The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday concluded pilot error was the primary factor last September...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 28, 2009; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cavey out of running for Md. GOP chairman

Chris Cavey, one of two leading contenders for chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, abruptly announced Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the race, citing a need for party unity heading into a challenging election year. The exit of Cavey,...

By John Wagner  |  October 27, 2009; 9:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. losing lottery director

Buddy W. Roogow, who oversaw the growth of the Maryland Lottery for the past 13 years, will be moving to the District in December. Both Roogow and a District official have confirmed that Roogow has been chosen as the new...

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 27, 2009; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Anne Arundel, Baltimore leaders still rosy on slots

With the fate of Maryland's two largest proposed slot-machine casinos up in the air, leaders of the host jurisdictions expressed confidence during a radio show Tuesday that plans will move forward. "I still remain cautiously optimistic that there will be...

By John Wagner  |  October 27, 2009; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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O'Malley: Not looking out for the 'country club set'

Martin O'Malley the populist was back on stage Tuesday morning -- and how. The governor was asked after an unrelated news conference about conditions his administration has attached to its support for a deal between Constellation Energy Group and Électricité...

By John Wagner  |  October 27, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, October 27, 2009: New nuclear reactor may hinge on ratepayer rebates The final arguments are in and it appears the fate of the nation's first new, multibillion-dollar nuclear reactor...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 27, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley to propose mandatory mediation

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) says mandatory mediation could help more unemployed Marylanders stay in their homes and he'll ask the General Assembly to pass a bill this winter to force banks to work out deals with distressed homeowners. Speaking...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 26, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, October 26, 2009: O'Malley begins state match for stimulus money Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) this morning is scheduled to travel to Laurel for "Capital for a Day." At a...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  October 26, 2009; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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