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Maryland Politics: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

Johnson vetoes taxi bill; council considers override

Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has issued his second veto in eight years -- this time nixing a bill that won unanimous support from the County Council to expand the number of taxis in Prince George's. Johnson said in...

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 6, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack , Prince George's County  | Tags: jack johnson taxis, prince george's council, prince george's taxis  
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O'Malley touts progress on arrests from DNA

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced Friday that the state has arrested 267 suspected criminals as the direct result of clearing a backlog of more than 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples that his administration inherited upon taking office in 2007. The...

By John Wagner  |  August 6, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Ehrlich chastises state on military voting request

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) took aim Thursday at the state's decision to seek a waiver from a new federal law that requires mailing absentee ballots to overseas military personnel at least 45 days before an election,...

By John Wagner  |  August 6, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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First Click, Maryland -- Sarah smiles

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, August 5, 2010: The Agenda Probably the most interesting moment today in Maryland politics will take place this afternoon in Annapolis. Former...

By John Wagner  |  August 5, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley promises more funding to fight auto thefts

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) pledged Wednesday to double the state's investment in license-plate recognition technology that has been credited with cracking down on car thefts. Flanked by law-enforcement officials in Greenbelt, O'Malley said the state would spend another $2...

By John Wagner  |  August 4, 2010; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Palin endorses little-known Brian Murphy in Md. Republican primary

Brian Murphy, a little-known Republican candidate for Maryland governor, has won the endorsement of one of the biggest names in national politics: Sarah Palin. Murphy, 33, a business investor from Montgomery County who has offered himself as a more conservative...

By John Wagner  |  August 4, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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First Click, Maryland -- Your turn to play pundit

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, August 2, 2010: The Agenda This morning, we're asking you to do more than read. Below, you'll find a dozen questions relevant...

By John Wagner  |  August 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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About the Bloggers: Miranda S. Spivack

Miranda Spivack returned to Prince George's politics and government in August 2010 after serving as The Post's Prince George's editor from 1998 to 2004. She returned to reporting in 2004 and covered politics and government in Howard County, as well...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  August 1, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  About the Bloggers , Miranda Spivack  
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