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Maryland Politics: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Ehrlich speaks out against state furloughs

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) is seeking to parlay a mandatory furlough day for Maryland state employees into support for his comeback campaign. In a Facebook posting and a new video shot by his campaign, Ehrlich calls furlough...

By John Wagner  |  May 28, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Updated: O'Malley daughter treated, released from hospital

Tara O'Malley, the 18-year-old daughter of Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), was treated and released from a Baltimore hospital Thursday night after becoming ill at a graduation celebration, First Lady Katie O'Malley said in a statement. "Tara returned home last night,...

By John Wagner  |  May 28, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Ehrlich visits Towson resident with oversized sign

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Thursday brought his campaign to get his old job back to the front lawn of Steve Kolbe. The Towson resident's effort to advertise his allegiance to Ehrlich -- by way of...

By John Wagner  |  May 27, 2010; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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With some 'sleight of hand,' Pr. George's Council approves budget

The Prince George's County Council approved a $2.6 billion county operating budget Thursday for the next fiscal year that meets the state's requirement on education funding and eliminates a controversial employee furlough plan that has been in effect for the past two years.

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  May 27, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  | Tags: prince george's approves budget, prince george's budget approved, prince george's county budget  
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Maryland lawmaker questions GSA leasing

A Maryland lawmaker is questioning how the General Services Administration selects facilities to lease for federal agencies, suggesting the government's primary landlord has bypassed commercial high-rise office space in Prince George's County in favor of locations in the District...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 27, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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First Click, Maryland -- Snapshot in gov's race

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, May 27, 2010: The Agenda A blizzard, a flood, or the beginning of a hurricane season all bring out the disaster-manager-in-chief...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  May 27, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley remains cool to table games in Md.

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) remains opposed to legalizing table games at Maryland casinos, he said Tuesday as he visited a Cecil County slots site set to open this fall. As Maryland struggles to get its slots program off the ground,...

By John Wagner  |  May 26, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Attorney general says Ehrlich radio show not an illegal campaign contribution

The Maryland Attorney General's Office is advising state elections officials not to treat former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s weekly radio show on WBAL as an illegal campaign contribution by the station, as the Maryland Democratic Party has alleged it is.

By Kendra Nichols  |  May 24, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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First Click, Maryland -- Betting on slots

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, May 24, 2010: The Agenda When Maryland voters approved a slots ballot measure less than two years ago, it seemed like...

By John Wagner  |  May 24, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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