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Maryland Politics: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Ehrlich throws snowball at O'Malley tax proposal

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who from all appearances is gearing up to run again, criticized both the tax policies and speaking style of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) during a Saturday morning radio show that was interrupted several...

By John Wagner  |  February 6, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Prince George's declares state of emergency

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) has declared a state of emergency, county officials just announced. In a statement, officials asked residents to stay off the roadways to allow crews to do their work, and said all cars...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 5, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo  
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O'Malley pledges budget fix for Prince George's

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) made an unadvertised appearance Friday at a meeting of the Prince George's County delegation, where he pledged to House members to fix a funding anomaly in his budget and teased the possible move of a state...

By John Wagner  |  February 5, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Governor , John Wagner , Maryland State Budget  
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Gov. O'Malley declares emergency in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency because of the predicted monstrous snowfall, a designation allowing him to activate the Maryland National Guard, suspend state law if necessary, and prepare for another bid for federal financial relief...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 5, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , Governor  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, February 5, 2010: The Agenda: Snow Economics "Budgeting for snow removal requires a crystal ball and, in lean financial...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Foes of Arundel Mills slots say they have signatures to force November vote

Opponents of a proposed slots casino at Arundel Mills mall said Thursday that they have collected enough signatures to force a public vote on whether zoning for the facility should be allowed. A coalition of anti-slots activists and horse-racing industry...

By John Wagner  |  February 4, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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Md. Dems complain to FCC about Ehrlich

The Maryland Democratic Party filed a complaint Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission alleging that former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) improperly used the airwaves to promote the interests of a slots applicant who was being assisted by Ehrlich's...

By John Wagner  |  February 4, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Anne Arundel , John Wagner  
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Unspun: Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch

"I love to teach. I love to coach." An offbeat interview with a Maryland politician Interview by John Wagner Name Michael E. Busch Party Democrat Age 63 Home Annapolis Position Speaker of the House of Delegates Growing up, was there...

By John Wagner  |  February 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, February 4, 2010: The Agenda Plodding through the slog It happened Wednesday. Just one day removed from the pomp...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 4, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, February 3, 2010: The Agenda: The State of the State: What wasn't said No one should have been surprised...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 3, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, February 2, 2010: The Agenda: State of the State offers a chance to frame election-year debate Tuesday's State of...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 2, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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D.C., Md. may share sensitive crime data

The District is seeking a blanket court order to share information on juvenile suspects with neighboring Maryland, a move that has been hampered by federal privacy rules governing police and court records but that could also raise civil rights concerns....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 1, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hogan ends bid for governor, says he is 'convinced' Ehrlich is running

Larry Hogan, who was preparing to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Maryland if Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) did not run, is announcing Monday that he has ended his exploratory bid. "Not only do I believe that Bob...

By John Wagner  |  February 1, 2010; 10:55 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 Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, February 1, 2010: The Agenda: Is Ehrlich taking the plunge? If Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) is running for...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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