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Maryland Politics: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

O'Malley upbeat about uptick in Md. employment

With jobs a central issue in Maryland's race for governor, the Democratic incumbent got some welcome news Friday: The number of employed Marylanders increased for the first time in more than two years in March, with the state adding an...

By John Wagner  |  April 16, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Tags: Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich, Small business  
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First Click, Maryland -- New Click next week

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, April 16, 2010: The Agenda Time to shift gears. The legislature has packed up and left Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 16, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP longshot for governor announces former delegate as running mate

UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: Murphy has confirmed the pick. "She likes the message, and she loves the state," he said of Amedori, adding that her experience in the legislature and on the parole commission will be invaluable. In a separate...

By John Wagner  |  April 15, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Tags: Brian Murphy, Carmen M. Amedori, Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich  
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Ehrlich to address tea party rally in Westminster

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) plans to address a tea party rally Thursday night in Westminster, and his wife, Kendel, will be appearing at two others, he said. Ehrlich, who is engaged in a rematch with Gov. Martin...

By John Wagner  |  April 15, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Health care, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Republican, Robert Ehrlich, Sales tax, Small business  
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First Click, Maryland -- A 'truthmonger' at the dock

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, April 15, 2010: The Agenda You couldn't have asked for a much prettier day for a charm offensive. For a couple of...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 15, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Johnson says no need for furloughs in Prince George's

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) said Wednesday that he will submit a revised budget to the County Council that will eliminate all furloughs of county employees because of additional state funding the county secured during the recently...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  April 14, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Ehrlich: No help needed from Palin, other GOP stars

Don't look for Sarah Palin or other big-name Republicans to come into Maryland to campaign this year for former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R). That's what Ehrlich, who launched a rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last week, said...

By John Wagner  |  April 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin  
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First Click, Maryland -- Inbox advocacy

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, April 14, 2010: The Agenda Those Catholic bishops sure don't pull any punches. Vincent DeMarco is hands-down the most optimistic man in...

By John Wagner  |  April 14, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ehrlich: 'Not much happened' in Annapolis this year

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) criticized Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) less on Tuesday for what O'Malley did during the just-completed legislative session than for what he and Democratic lawmakers didn't do. "I don't think much of anything happened...

By John Wagner  |  April 13, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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At bill signing ceremony, O'Malley claims 'progress' in tough times

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday used the first in a series of planed bill-signing ceremonies to tout what he characterized as a productive 90-day legislative session, despite tough budgetary times. "In times of great adversity, we don't make excuses,...

By John Wagner  |  April 13, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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King launches bid for Anne Arundel Senate seat

Del. James J. King (R-Anne Arundel) confirmed Monday night that he will launch a primary challenge to Sen. Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel), a former county council member who was appointed to the General Assembly last year.

By John Wagner  |  April 13, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Anne Arundel , General Assembly , John Wagner  
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First Click, Maryland -- Session roundup

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, April 13, 2010: The Agenda It took almost every hour of this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, but up against...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 13, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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As 2010 session ends, Ehrlich points to 2007

Hours before the curtain closed on the 2010 session of the Maryland General Assembly, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) emailed a fundraising solicitation to supporters -- targeting a tax increased passed in 2007. "With your help, we'll get...

By John Wagner  |  April 12, 2010; 8:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Maryland General Assembly: Score Card 2010

Track how key legislation is faring in the final hours in Annapolis: UPDATED: 9 p.m. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY Sex offender registry: Status: In Limbo ... stuck in conference committee Senators on a key conference committee are holding...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 12, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , General Assembly , John Wagner  | Tags: House of Delegates, Law, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland House, Maryland Senate, United States  
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First Click, Maryland -- Sine die

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, April 12, 2010: The Agenda When the confetti falls at midnight, there are certain to be some casualties. There always are....

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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