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Maryland Politics: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Md. Del. D. Page Elmore dies

SALISBURY, Md. -- The family of Republican Del. D. Page Elmore says he has died. He was 71. Family members say Elmore died Saturday after battling a recurring cancer. He was being treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The family...

By Chris Stanford  |  June 26, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly , Republican Party  
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Judge kills Anne Arundel slots referendum

Opponents of a proposed slots casino at a suburban Maryland mall lost a battle when a judge ruled that their effort to block the gaming site through a public vote on the matter was not legal. Anne Arundel County Circuit...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 25, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Jack Johnson says he plans to enter the private sector after leaving office

After months of skirting questions about possible political ambitions after he leaves office later this year, County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) said Friday it is "safe to say" he will enter the private sector. "I don't think I'll be...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  June 25, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Supreme Court ruling may limit Md. corruption probe

A decision today by the Supreme Court that restricts one of federal prosecutors' favorite tools for pursuing corrupt politicians and self-dealing corporate chiefs is creating a buzz in Annapolis. State lawyers and General Assembly staffers say it could undermine a...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 24, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich camp comfortable with Faux News brand

It's one of the more unusual news releases so far in the Maryland governor's race. "Ehrlich Aide Investigates Mystery Campaign Supporter," reads the subject line on an e-mail just sent to reporters. "The Bob Ehrlich campaign is attempting to discover...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 24, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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First Click, Maryland -- Summer school for Ehrlich campaign

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, June 24, 2010: The Agenda While most Maryland students are done with school until fall, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R)...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 24, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  First Click  
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O'Malley plans MARC train ride

Katherine Shaver reports on the Post Now blog that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will ride a MARC train from the Baltimore area to New Carrollton on Thursday morning to talk with passengers about improving the commuter rail line after a breakdown Monday evening that stranded 900 people in a train without air conditioning in the sweltering late afternoon heat, a spokesman said Wednesday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Ehrlich hits O'Malley on dwindling Md. film industry

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R) on Wednesday blasted Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to slash the state's film industry tax credit, which he said was partially responsible for bringing "The Wire," "Homicide," "Ladder 49" and other productions to Maryland...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 23, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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Maryland government makes a leap online

It's one of the wonkiest and most powerful creations in Maryland politics, and if you plan to claim a seat -- or even a spot leaning against the wall -- you better have arrived early for the twice-monthly marathon sessions...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 23, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Kratovil's poll shows him leading rematch with Harris in 1st district

Rep. Frank Kratovil (D) is leading in a potential rematch with state Sen. Andy Harris (R) in Maryland's 1st district, according to a new poll conducted for the Democrat's campaign.

By Ben Pershing  |  June 23, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Ben Pershing  
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Probe launched after MARC train stalls, stranding passengers in the heat

Officials from MARC, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration have launched an investigation into why an electric locomotive stalled on a MARC train eight minutes after it left Union Station on Monday, trapping about 900 passengers in rail cars without air conditioning for more than two hours on a sweltering summer evening, a MARC spokesman said Tuesday.

By Katherine Shaver and Aaron C. Davis  |  June 22, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Gansler leads 11 AGs in letter asking BP to pay for any damage to East Coast

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Monday was the lead signatory on a letter from 11 Atlantic Coast attorneys general to BP, asking the company to commit to paying for environmental cleanup and economic damages should oil from the...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 21, 2010; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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First Click, Maryland -- Big Oil rules

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, June 21, 2010: The Agenda What a difference a few days make. One day, in fact. As First Click reported here Thursday...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  June 21, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  First Click  
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