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

Ehrlich: Maryland's millionaires have taken flight

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who is gearing up to run again, on Saturday stoked a debate over whether Maryland's so-called "millionaires' tax" is driving high-income earners out of the state. Maryland has seen about a one-third decline...

By John Wagner  |  March 13, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Prince George's council member Campos headed to Haiti

Having grown up in El Salvador and seen earthquakes first hand, Prince George's Council Member William A. Campos (D-Hyattsville) said he felt compelled to head to Haiti and help. He'll leave Saturday with a group of University of Maryland engineering...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  March 12, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will Maryland have to wait until April for Ehrlich?

There's growing chatter that a campaign announcement from former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), which has been widely expected later this month, might slip into April. Ehrlich spokesman Henry Fawell declined to respond directly to that prospect Friday but...

By John Wagner  |  March 12, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. Senate approves son of its president for judgeship

The Maryland Senate on Friday voted 42 to 0 to confirm Thomas V. Miller III, the son of the chamber's president, to a judgeship on the Anne Arundel County District Court. Two of the 44 members present at the time...

By John Wagner  |  March 12, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rushern Baker officially files as candidate for Pr. Geo.'s County Executive

Former Del. Rushern L. Baker III (D) filed as a candidate for Prince George's County Executive Friday, his campaign spokesman said, marking the official start of Baker's third bid for the post amid what is shaping up to be a...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  March 12, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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First Click Maryland -- Slots goes back to the ballot

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, March 12, 2010: The Agenda In November 2008, nearly 60 percent of voters in Anne Arundel County approved of...

By John Wagner  |  March 12, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arundel slots likely headed to November ballot

The fate of Maryland's largest planned slots casino appears likely to be decided by Anne Arundel County voters. An ongoing review of petition signatures by the county's Board of Elections on Thursday yielded a sufficient number to put zoning legislation...

By John Wagner  |  March 12, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Dems mimic and mock Ehrlich on new Web site

Last week, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) used his Facebook page to ask fans what new features they would like to see on his redesigned Web site, www.bobehrlich.com. Ehrlich has gotten a little more help than he probably...

By John Wagner  |  March 11, 2010; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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First Click Maryland: Join the (Facebook) party

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, March 11, 2010: The Agenda It's certainly not the most important event today in Annapolis -- an emotional pitch...

By John Wagner  |  March 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. Senate panel weighs expanded death penalty

A Senate panel on Wednesday revisited legislation passed last year by the General Assembly that made Maryland's death penalty one of the most restrictive in the nation. A bill considered by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee would allow prosecutors to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 10, 2010; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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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, March 10, 2010: The Agenda Attempt to impeach Gansler a jest without a court As Attorney General Douglas F....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  March 10, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Yeas and Nays, Today in the Md. General Assembly

An afternoon roundup of noteworthy legislation moving toward passage or defeat Tuesday, March 9, 2010: Child support: The Senate voted 43 to 2 for a measure updating the state's child support guidelines for the first time in two decades. SB252...

By John Wagner  |  March 9, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Senate passes first update to child support guidelines in two decades

The Maryland Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first overhaul of child support guidelines in the state since 1989. Under the legislation, which passed 43 to 2, the schedule used by courts to determine child support obligations would be updated...

By John Wagner  |  March 9, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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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, March 9, 2010: The Agenda The old governor embraces new media First it was Facebook. Now it's text messages....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  March 9, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montgomery Inspector General's report faults oversight in tuition program

Montgomery County awarded more than $600,000 in no-bid payments to nine companies that had ties to county police officers and were part of controversial tuition assistance program, Montgomery's inspector general said in a report released Monday. The government provided little...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 8, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley picks up firefighters union endorsement

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) picked up an endorsement of his reelection from a union representing the state's firefighters on Monday. Michael Rund, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland, said he saw no need to wait until former...

By John Wagner  |  March 8, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rushern Baker announces Pr. Geo.'s candidate filing -- then postpones

Rushern L. Baker III's campaign announced this morning that he had filed as a candidate for county executive, but then sent out a second e-mail notice saying the filing had been postponed. "Rushern Baker today officially became a candidate for...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  March 8, 2010; 11:04 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. Monday, March 8, 2010: The Agenda Odds are, hand-wringing about slots will continue Slot-machine gambling, an issue which dominated so...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  March 8, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mikulski decries GOP 'obstructionists' as she opens campaign HQ

Dismissing recent reports of her retirement in the blogosphere as "nothing but lies," a fiery Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) on Sunday afternoon celebrated the "grand opening" of her new campaign office in Baltimore. "I say when it's tough, it's...

By John Wagner  |  March 7, 2010; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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