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Maryland Politics: May 9, 2010 - May 15, 2010

Pr. Geo's council candidate blames volunteers for lifting platform from rival

A candidate for Prince George's County Council is blaming overzealous volunteer staffers for lifting the campaign platform of a rival candidate on fliers distributed at a recent meeting. Juanita D. Miller, a candidate for Council District 9, passed out fliers...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 14, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  | Tags: Prince George's County Maryland  
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Maryland horse industry seeks fortune in other slot-friendlier states

On the eve of the Preakness, the Post's Ian Shapira takes a look at the trickle-down from the doldrums at Maryland's racing tracks and the foundering attempt to broaden gambling in the state. View Larger MapCHESAPEAKE CITY, MD. -- Here...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  May 14, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Slots  
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Kratovil: Give members more time to read bills

Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) has introduced a bill that would give excessively busy lawmakers what they need the most -- more time. Kratovil's bill, introduced Thursday, would amend House rules to requre that all bills be available online for at...

By Ben Pershing  |  May 14, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Ben Pershing  | Tags: District 01, Eastern Shore of Maryland, Frank Kratovil, United States House of Representatives  
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Pr. Geo.'s drops appeal of discrimination suit, owes church $3.7M

Prince George's County officials have decided not to seek further appeal in a court battle against a Laurel church that was awarded $3.7 million from a jury in 2008. Reaching Hearts International, a Seventh-day Adventist church, claimed the county unfairly...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 14, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  | Tags: Laurel, Prince George's County Maryland  
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WSSC rates go up in Montgomery, Pr. George's

Montgomery and Prince George's county households will pay an average of $13.80 more per quarter for water and sewer services beginning July 1 as part of a $1.1 billion budget approved Thursday for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 13, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Senior O'Malley aide joins reelection team

The latest sign that Maryland's race for governor is under way in earnest: Rick Abbruzzese is moving out of his corner office on the second floor of the State House. "Effective tomorrow, I will be leaving state government to begin...

By John Wagner  |  May 13, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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First Click, Maryland -- The election after this one

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, May 13, 2010: The Agenda We'll return to our regularly scheduled coverage of the 2010 elections shortly. But for now, let's...

By John Wagner  |  May 13, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  First Click , John Wagner  
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Steele's favorables slip sharply in Maryland

The past four years haven't helped the way Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele is seen by his fellow Marylanders. In a new Washington Post poll, 37 percent of the state's registered voters say they have an unfavorable impression...

By John Wagner  |  May 12, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Johnson calls for slowdown of Prince George's taxi reform bill

The Prince George's County Council presented a bill to reform the local taxi cab industry Tuesday after more than 100 taxi drivers showed up at county headquarters to support reform of what they say is a broken system -- the...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 12, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  | Tags: Jack B. Johnson, Prince George's County Maryland, Taxicab  
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Baltimore killing leads to questions for O'Malley's anti-violence program

Here at The Washington Post Maryland Politics blog, we don't typically write about crime, especially crime in Baltimore. But when news of the brutal killing of a pregnant woman makes headlines on the same day that Gov. Martin O'Malley is...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  May 11, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Baltimore, Crime, Crime prevention, Martin O'Malley, Police  
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$41.5 million in stimulus bond financing available in Pr. Geo.'s

Businesses and individuals in Prince George's County will have the chance to get up to $41.5 million from reduced-interest bonds to finance private projects as part of a program funded by the federal stimulus package, county officials announced Tuesday. The...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 11, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County  | Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Prince George's County Maryland  
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Pr. Geo.'s taxi drivers press council for reform

More than 100 Prince George's County taxi drivers turned out today at a County Council meeting to show their continued support for reform of the county's taxi licensing system, which they say creates unfair working conditions. Drivers say a handful...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 11, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  | Tags: Maryland, Prince George's County Maryland, Taxicab  
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Md. voters remain divided on death penalty

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By John Wagner  |  May 11, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Ehrlich seeks to blunt O'Malley crime drop claims

The applause had barely died down at Gov. Martin O'Malley's event Monday before his Republican rival sought to discredit the governor's claims of crime-fighting progress. "We have miles to go in reducing the awful toll of violence in our state,"...

By John Wagner  |  May 10, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich  
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WSSC subject to local anti-discrimination laws, court finds

An opinion issued Monday by Maryland's Court of Appeals will make it easier for people to bring discrimination law suits against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, an agency with a long and highly politicized history of discrimination allegations and conflict...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Montgomery County , Prince George's County  | Tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Maryland, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission  
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O'Malley boasts about Washington Post poll results

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Monday was quick to promote favorable portions of a new Washington Post poll that found him leading Republican Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. by 8 percentage points among registered voters, but in a dead heat...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  May 10, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Aaron C. Davis  | Tags: Baltimore, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Politics, Robert Ehrlich, Washington Metro, Washington Post  
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First Click, Maryland -- In governor's race, watch out for spin on poll position

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, May 10, 2010: The Agenda A new Washington Post poll released on Monday shows Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) with an 8...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  May 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Aaron C. Davis , First Click  
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