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Maryland Politics: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Montgomery budget gap nearing $200 million next year, Leggett says

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett (D) has told officials that the county faces a gap of nearly $200 million in next year's budget--and that national election results earlier this month could make things worse. The midterm results--namely Republicans' imminent control...

By Michael Laris  | November 11, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Michael Laris, Montgomery County  | Tags:  montgomery budget  
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Did you get an anonymous robocall?

If you received an anonymous robocall on the race between Gov. Martin O'Malley and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr on election night, let us know....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | November 10, 2010; 6:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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Gansler files federal complaint in election robocalls episode

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) has filed a complaint against a political operative who worked for former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), alleging that his anonymous election-night robocalls were designed to suppress the Democratic vote and violated...

By John Wagner  | November 10, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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O'Malley's band booked for 'rollicking evening'

Last week's election victory means Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will be back in Annapolis. So, too, will his Celtic rock band. Rams Head Tavern announced Tuesday that O'Malley's March is booked to play a pair of pre-Christmas concerts at...

By John Wagner  | November 10, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Governor, John Wagner  
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W. Md. slots site fails to draw any bidders -- again

Despite some new enticements, the state has failed for a second time to attract any bidders for a slot machine gambling site in Western Maryland. A Tuesday deadline passed without any submissions to build and operate a slots parlor at...

By John Wagner  | November 10, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Wagner, Slots  
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Van Hollen pursuing top Democratic slot on House Budget panel

With no obvious avenue to remain in a party leadership position, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen has set his sights on another prominent post -- the top Democratic slot on the House Budget Committee.

By Ben Pershing  | November 9, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ben Pershing  
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Currie challenger seeks probe of voting procedures

Jennifer Lowery-Bell has asked Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler to investigate Prince George's County's handling of write-in votes in the Nov. 2 contest for state senator for the 25th District.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | November 8, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, General Assembly, Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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