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Maryland Politics: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Fewer school days being considered

Maryland officials are considering cutting the number of required days of instruction to help deal with days lost because of the recent snowstorms. Maryland Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick said school systems should be allowed to dip under the 180-day minimum...

By John Wagner  |  February 13, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Northrop Grumman discusses headquarters move with Md. leaders

Two top executives from Northrop Grumman, which announced plans last month to move its headquarters to the Washington region, spent more than an hour in the State House in Annapolis on Friday, meeting with Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and legislative...

By John Wagner  |  February 12, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , General Assembly , Governor , John Wagner  
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Unspun -- Sen. Allan H. Kittleman

"I have a real passion for civic literacy" An offbeat interview with a Maryland politician Interview by John Wagner Name Allan H. Kittleman Party: Republican Age: 51 Home: West Friendship, Md. Position: Senate Minority Leader Growing up, was there a...

By John Wagner  |  February 12, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Prince George's County government open for business, with liberal leave

The Prince George's County government reopened Friday after closing for two days due to the storm. The government will have its "liberal leave" policies in effect, meaning some nonessential workers can stay home or leave early. The count's state of...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 12, 2010; 10:31 AM 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 Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, February 12, 2010: The Agenda Whiteout Remember the State of the State? The governor's agenda-setting speech to the Maryland...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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DNR's Schwaab headed to Obama administration

Eric Schwaab, deputy secretary at the Department of Natural Resources, is the latest O'Malley administration official headed to the Obama administration. Schwaab has been appointed assistant administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will head the National Marine...

By John Wagner  |  February 11, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama , John Wagner  
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UPDATED: Snow removal workers threatened in Prince George's, official says

County drivers working to plow the roads in Prince George's County were accosted Thursday around 10 a.m. by several residents, who told them that if their streets didn't get plowed they were going to "throw them out of their trucks...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 11, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
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Pr. George's Exec: Move cars, don't threaten snow plowers

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is warning motorists that abandoned and illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed, and cautioned frustrated residents that if they threaten snow plow drivers, they will have to answer to police. Officials...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Prince George's Exec Johnson says snow removal getting easier

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson said a number of hurdles facing the snow removal effort in the county are being cleared and that with the sun shining--and no additional snowfall erasing the progress of the plows--his beleaguered staff...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Enough snow plows? O'Malley answers on NPR

For one of the funnier responses from a public official to the barrage of blizzard-prep questions, click here and scroll to the 2:54 mark. All Things Considered host Michele Norris asks Gov. O'Malley: "Do you have enough snow plows for...

By Michael Laris  |  February 11, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Governor , Michael Laris  
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Prince George's County government closed again

The Prince George's County government will be closed for the second straight day Thursday, with the exception of "essential public safety employees," officials said in a statement early Thursday morning. "The main reason is to ensure public safety," said county...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 11, 2010; 9:00 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 11, 2010: The Agenda Disaster declaration likely to melt storm-related budget crisis "Team Maryland," as the state's congressional...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 11, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Gov. O'Malley: You won't see pavement until Friday

Gov. Martin O'Malley just said that every county in Maryland is currently experiencing blizzard-like conditions and that while state crews have so far been able to keep one lane passable on state highways, there should be no expectation that most...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 10, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Leggett cancels snow update, citing snowstorm

Just how bad are things out there? Here's a news release from the office of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) that speaks for itself: *******CANCELLED********* LEGGETT UPDATE ON SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS Due to dangerous weather conditions, Montgomery County Executive...

By John Wagner  |  February 10, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. legislature meets in storm with many members missing

Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly convened Wednesday morning in Annapolis, just as news was breaking that Montgomery County and the District had suspended plowing operations and Pepco was pulling its repair crews because of hazardous weather conditions. "To...

By John Wagner  |  February 10, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prince George's County government closes

The Prince George's County government closed Wednesday--its first time doing so since the dawn of Snowpocalypse--in light of the merciless pounding the weather has dealt the region. The announcement, made early Wednesday morning, said, "This decision was made due to...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 10, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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 Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, February 10, 2010: The Agenda Annapolis plows ahead, but more gingerly Granted, it has been a pretty sleepy session...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Vacant Montgomery Planning Board seat filled

Update, 5:15 p.m.: County Council spokesman Neil Greenberger said council member Roger Berliner's vote was incorrectly recorded, and that Berliner says he voted in favor of Dreyfuss, which would make the official vote 7 to 2. Original post: Norman Dreyfuss,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 9, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack , Montgomery County  
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Prince George's health officials warn: Shovel snow at your own risk

Sure, there are plenty of petty annoyances associated with the snow--the slushy pant legs, the buried cars, the closed corner stores. But the latest announcement from the Prince George's County Health Department suggests shoveling could actually mean risking your life....

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 9, 2010; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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At Md. legislature, the show goes on, kind of

After canceling session for the first time in seven years on Monday, leaders of the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday vowed to plow ahead with business, no matter how much new snow falls on Annapolis. But their activities will be...

By John Wagner  |  February 9, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Warning: Md. road snow closures may come quickly

Maryland State Police and transportation officials just warned that they will move much more swiftly on Tuesday night than they did over the weekend to close highways and major roadways if conditions become treacherous. State Police Col. Terence B. Sheridan...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 9, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley acknowledges Md. snow challenges, asks for patience

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) pleaded for patience with local officials and spoke of big challenges facing the state as it prepares for another 10 to 20 inches of snow. "Here we go again," O'Malley said at the outset of...

By John Wagner  |  February 9, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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In Prince George's, candidate Baker picks up a snow shovel

The endless snow has set back local government, local business and local living. But one person may have gained ground--at least politically--from the wintry mess: Rushern L. Baker III, who used his campaign for Prince George's County Executive Monday as...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 9, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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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 9, 2010: The Agenda: Snow stays on the front burner Snow will remain the top political story in...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 9, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prince George's cancels Tuesday Council session due to snow

Add the Prince George's County Council session scheduled for Tuesday to the ever-growing list of snow-related cancellations. With more weather on the way, that meeting, as well as a public hearing on the "Water Resources Functional Master Plan" have been...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 8, 2010; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How have elected leaders handled the snow storm? Readers respond.

A quick show of hands on the Maryland Politics Facebook page find most residents generally pleased with how government officials have reacted to the storm and with the level and frequency of plowing in their areas. "I'm in the Ellicott...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  February 8, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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General Assembly plans to resume Tuesday

The Maryland General Assembly plans to be back in business Tuesday morning after canceling floor sessions Monday night for the first time since 2003. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to convene at 10 a.m., their regular meeting time...

By John Wagner  |  February 8, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report: Duncan expresses interest in top Metro job

Former Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's name has publicly surfaced as a candidate for the top Metro job after days of chatter around the State House and elsewhere in Maryland government. The Associated Press reported over the weekend that...

By John Wagner  |  February 8, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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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 8, 2010: The Agenda Snowstorm politics: Hunker down or plow ahead? There is no textbook on how to...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 8, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Prince George's government open Monday with 'liberal leave'

The Prince George's County government will be open Monday, but with "liberal leave" policies in effect, meaning some non-essential county workers can stay home or leave early, officials announced Sunday afternoon. Also, a District Council meeting scheduled for Monday morning...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 7, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Md. General Assembly cancels Monday session

The Maryland General Assembly, which is loathe to cancel anything during its 90-day session, has announced Monday night's floor proceedings will not take place "due to potential icy conditions." All other scheduled committee, task force and work group meetings have...

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 7, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Baker organizes Prince George's volunteers to help clear the snow

In the wake of the monumental snow storm, Prince George's County Executive candidate Rushern L. Baker III (D) has begun organizing volunteers to "help dig out senior citizens and others with medical limitations" by shoveling snow, the Baker campaign said...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 7, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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