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Maryland Politics: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

O'Malleys on pace to earn $1.2M during 4 years in Annapolis

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and first lady Catherine Curran O'Malley will collect more than $1.2 million in salary and benefits during the couple's four years in the governor's mansion -- nearly all from Maryland taxpayers. Three years of tax returns...

By Aaron Davis  |  August 28, 2010; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Leaving office was lucrative for Ehrlichs, tax returns show

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and his wife, Kendel, earned close to $2.5 million in the three years after he lost the governorship, according to partial tax returns made public Friday. The largest share of that by...

By John Wagner  |  August 27, 2010; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Pro-slots group begins effort in Anne Arundel

Proponents of a slots casino at Arundel Mills mall have launched a ballot issue committee to bolster support for a November referendum on local zoning legislation needed for the facility to move forward. The group, backed by the casino's Baltimore-based...

By John Wagner  |  August 27, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner , Slots  
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Currie reports inconsistencies in campaign account

State Sen. Ulysses Currie, the chairman of a powerful legislative committee who has been under federal investigation, has about $180,000 less in the bank for his campaign than the previously reported cash balance, according to late filings with the state elections board.

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 26, 2010; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Prince George's County  
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First Click, Maryland -- Will state taxes rise in 2011?

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, August 26, 2010: The Agenda Twice in the last seven days the campaign of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R)...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 26, 2010; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Md. GOP says gun shot broke campaign office window

A gunshot appears to have shattered a glass door to a Maryland Republican Party field office on the Eastern Shore early Tuesday. The office was closed and no one was inside when the incident occurred, according to police and the state Republican party.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 25, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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Ehrlich pledges no tax increases -- or fee hikes

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will not raise taxes if returned to office -- and has no plans to raise fees either, he said Wednesday. Ever since the campaign began, Ehrlich has warned that Marylanders face a...

By John Wagner  |  August 25, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Muse, Miller on the Baker bandwagon in Prince George's

Members of Maryland's General Assembly often are thought to have a fair amount of influence in Prince George's politics, so the endorsements of county executive hopeful Rushern Baker by State Sen. C. Anthony Muse, and Senate President Mike Miller could...

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 24, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Elections  | Tags: ark of safety, c. anthony muse, mike miller senate president, rushern baker prince george's, wayne curry, wayne k. curry  
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Ehrlich dismissive of poll showing O'Malley lead

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) dismissed a new poll Tuesday, suggesting the results should be taken no more seriously than if "a couple of old staffers" of his had published it. The Center Maryland/OpinionWorks poll showed Ehrlich...

By John Wagner  |  August 24, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ehrlich pushes 'no-brainer' military tax exemption

Ehrlich military pensions.jpgFormer Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Tuesday said he would seek to exempt the pension income of Maryland military retirees from taxation, making good on a promise to veterans that he said was broken by legislative leaders.

By John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis  |  August 24, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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O'Malley leads Ehrlich by 6 points in new poll

A new poll released Tuesday morning has Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) up by 6 percentage points over his leading Republican challenger, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R). In the Center Maryland/OpinionWorks poll of likely voters, O'Malley leads Ehrlich...

By John Wagner  |  August 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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First Click, Maryland -- What O'Malley didn't say

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, August 23, 2010: The Agenda The most provocative part of Gov. Martin O'Malley's speech to the Maryland Association of Counties went...

By John Wagner  |  August 23, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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