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Maryland Politics: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Ehrlich criticizes timing of O'Malley trip to Iraq

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who is gearing up to run again, on Saturday knocked Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) for the timing of a trip he has taken to Iraq. Ehrlich, speaking on the weekly radio show...

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 27, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Governor , John Wagner  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Maryland Governor, Robert Ehrlich  
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Md. Senate passes $5,000 job-creation tax credit

The Maryland Senate on Friday unanimously passed a measure that offers a $5,000 tax credit to companies for workers they hire off the unemployment rolls. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) had included a $3,000-per-worker tax credit in his legislative agenda as...

By John Wagner  |  February 26, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor , John Wagner  
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O'Malley travels to Iraq on Defense-sponsored trip

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) addressed reporters Friday afternoon from Iraq, where he is spending two days as part of series of Department of Defense-sponsored trips for U.S. governors. "It's important to the Department of defense, it's important to our...

By John Wagner  |  February 26, 2010; 2:11 PM 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 Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, February 26, 2010: The Agenda The long walk to the starting gate When -- or should we still be...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Miller underwhelmed by Gansler's gay marriage opinion

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., one of Maryland's most powerful politicians, offered this assessment Thursday of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's opinion that Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere: "ho-hum." "The response to the attorney general's opinion...

By John Wagner  |  February 25, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , 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. Thursday, February 25, 2010: The Agenda Same-sex marriage: the morning after As early as Thursday, Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Allegations of slots petition fraud referred to state prosecutor

The Anne Arundel County state's attorney has referred allegations of "massive fraud" in a petition drive to block a slots casino to the Maryland state prosecutor. The move follows the filing of a civil suit Tuesday in Anne Arundel County...

By John Wagner  |  February 24, 2010; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  
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Gansler: Effective immediately Md. recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) says effective immediately the state recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and state agencies should begin giving gay couples the rights they were awarded elsewhere.

By John Wagner  |  February 24, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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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 24, 2010: The Agenda An election preview (not of 2010) Let's get a little ahead of ourselves. This...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 24, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Slots developer sues Anne Arundel elections board

Cordish Cos. on Tuesday sued the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections, alleging it was overlooking "glaring and massive" fraud in a petition drive seeking to derail the developer's plans to build a slots casino at Arundel Mills mall. The...

By John Wagner  |  February 23, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner , Slots  
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Montgomery's Leggett tries to find hundreds of millions in new budget cuts

Montgomery officials on Tuesday released new figures showing a continued hemorrhaging of tax revenue, and pointed to painful pending cuts and a vast budget shortfall they're still not sure how they will fix. In recent days Montgomery took another recession-related...

By Michael Laris  |  February 23, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery 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 23, 2010: The Agenda Politics and policy intersect in sex offender debate Thirty-one dense bills, dozens more in...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 23, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Md. Dems accuse Ehrlich of being a big spender in new Web ad

Monday brought the latest shot across the bow in Maryland's still-not-official governor's race: A slickly produced Web ad by the Maryland Democratic Party accusing former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) of being a big spender. Ehrlich is expected to...

By John Wagner  |  February 22, 2010; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Mikulski 'not retiring,' announces campaign team

Perhaps this will help quell the recent retirement rumors: Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced senior members of her re-election team Monday morning, saying in a news release that she is "looking forward to a vigorous campaign." Mikulski announced that Simone...

By John Wagner  |  February 22, 2010; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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 22, 2010: The Agenda Get ready for the spin Pay close attention this week. On Tuesday, Republicans in...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  February 22, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click , John Wagner  
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Johnson seeks to oust head of Prince George's planning board

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is trying to get rid of Samuel J. Parker, Jr. (right), the man he appointed to lead the county Planning Board, according to Parker and several county sources familiar with the matter. Johnson...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  February 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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