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Maryland Politics: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

O'Malley emergency order allows paramedics to give swine vaccine

Gov. Martin O'Malley issued an emergency order Friday to help speed immunizations once more swine flu vaccine is available in Maryland. The order allows paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and cardiac rescue personnel to give shots to the general public. Before,...

By Michael Laris  |  November 6, 2009; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Health Care , Michael Laris  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Friday, November 5, 2009: Report: Head of energy committee won't support re-regulation Del. Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George's), chairman of a key House committee that handles energy matters, will not...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 6, 2009; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley to pledge help on unemployment insurance

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will promise Thursday night to work with business leaders to find a "more sustainable solution" to a state employment insurance system under which tax rates are tripling next year for many Maryland companies. The pledge is...

By John Wagner  |  November 5, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor , John Wagner  
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Hundreds show for Currie's $250-a-plate fundraiser

Nearly 18 months after FBI agents raided his home in a federal corruption probe, almost 200 Maryland lawmakers, fundraisers, lobbyists, labor organizers and business owners turned out Wednesday for a $250-a-plate fundraiser for Prince George's Sen. Ulysses Currie (D). The...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 5, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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State may levy millions in fines against Montgomery schools

The Montgomery County school system could be forced to pay millions of dollars in penalties under an opinion Wednesday by Maryland's attorney general that its county government had "artificially" satisfied a state law that sets a minimum funding level for...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  November 5, 2009; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Montgomery County , Prince George's Hospital  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Thursday, November 5, 2009: Election Analysis: What's it mean for Maryland? Big Republican wins in Virginia and New Jersey were "relevant" to next year's gubernatorial race in Maryland, says former...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: O'Malley leads Ehrlich but could be vulnerable

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) holds a 7 percentage point lead over former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) in a hypothetical 2010 rematch, according to a poll released late Wednesday by the nonpartisan Clarus Research Group. The spread --...

By John Wagner  |  November 4, 2009; 11:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Governor , John Wagner  
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Hogan to claim support of Pappas in Md. governor's race

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan is preparing to announce an endorsement from fellow GOP candidate Mike Pappas, who is dropping out of the race, according to Hogan's campaign. Pappas, a Towson lawyer who launched a gubernatorial exploratory bid months ago,...

By John Wagner  |  November 4, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Governor , John Wagner  
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Ehrlich buoyed by Virginia, New Jersey results

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) said Tuesday's Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey were "a relevant event for us" as he decides whether to seek a rematch next year against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). Ehrlich, in...

By John Wagner  |  November 4, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Wednesday, November 4, 2009: Election Roundup: A Democrat won a narrower-than-expected victory for mayor in the state capital. Voters in Rockville, Maryland's second largest city, ousted its mayor and residents...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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With labor talks underway, Andrews calls for pay freeze in Montgomery

Montgomery Council President Phil Andrews warned Monday that the ballooning county budget deficit - it's now hit at least $400 million, given rollbacks in expected tax revenues - will require an across-the-board salary freeze next year. "All the alternatives to...

By Michael Laris  |  November 3, 2009; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery County  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, November 3, 2009: But, what's it mean for Maryland? It's Election Day (in a few Maryland cities, but mostly in a bunch of other places). So what will it...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 3, 2009; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Two state delegates said to be running for Pr. George's County Executive

One female Maryland State delegate has decided to join the growing list of candidates for Prince George's County Executive, and another is rumored to be throwing her hat in the ring as well. The delegates--either of which would be the...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  November 2, 2009; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Schaefer statue unveiled in Baltimore

William Donald Schaefer can still command an audience. The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor was not listed on the program Monday as having a speaking role at the unveiling of his larger-than-life statue at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore....

By John Wagner  |  November 2, 2009; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, November 2, 2009: Constellation, EDF approve deal Constellation Energy and French energy giant, EDF, have accepted conditions laid out Friday by Maryland's Public Service Commission and will proceed with...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  November 2, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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