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Maryland Politics: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

New ethics measures sought in Prince George's

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III (D) is asking the Maryland General Assembly to approve two ethics measures to limit the ability of local lawmakers to seek campaign contributions from developers as the county seeks to shed its...

By Miranda S. Spivack  | January 8, 2011; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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Baker names three to Pr. Geo.'s integrity panel

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III's (D) integrity advisory panel has three new members, and will hold its first public meeting Wednesday at Prince George's Community College in Largo. The Accountability, Compliance and Integrity Advisory Board, chaired by...

By Miranda S. Spivack  | January 7, 2011; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A Maryland General Assembly word cloud

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By James Buck and Elizabeth Flock  | January 7, 2011; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley to propose $250 million in school construction, aide tells county leaders

Despite a tough budget year ahead, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) remains committed to spending at least another $250 million on public school construction, a top aide said Friday.

By John Wagner  | January 7, 2011; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner  
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O'Malley asks for 'continued vigilance' following ignition of incendiary devices

In an email sent to all Maryland state employees Friday, Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) asks that they continue to report suspicious activity following the ignition of two small incendiary devices sent to state buildings the day before.

By John Wagner  | January 7, 2011; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner  
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Senate GOP leader in Md. to push for civil unions

Senate Minority Leader Allan H. Kittleman (R-Howard) announced Wednesday that he would sponsor legislation in the upcoming legislative session that would allow civil unions between both heterosexual and same-sex partners.

By John Wagner  | January 5, 2011; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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Md. ethics panel reprimands former Charles County register of wills

The Maryland State Ethics Commission has reprimanded the former longtime register of wills for Charles County for telling commissioners in that county that she did not have a "retirement" plan, when in fact she had been paying into the state pension plan.

By Ruben Castaneda  | January 5, 2011; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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O'Malley to headline policy conference next month

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will get some more national exposure -- among policy wonks, at least -- when he delivers at keynote address next month at a conference hosted by Governing magazine.

By John Wagner  | January 5, 2011; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner  
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O'Malley likely to reject budget cut affecting disabilities providers

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is not likely to accept a recommendation from his budget advisers that would freeze some funding next year for state-paid providers of mental health and developmental disabilities services, aides said Wednesday.

By John Wagner  | January 5, 2011; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner  
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Md. health secretary lauded as tenure nears end

A formal announcement of his departure is not scheduled until noon Wednesday, but the tributes to John M. Colmers, Maryland's health secretary, started rolling in long before that.

By John Wagner  | January 5, 2011; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sen. Barbara Mikulski's career

At the moment Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) completes the oath to begin her fifth term in the chamber, she will become the longest-serving female senator, surpassing the 24-year tenure of Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine). Read more about her...

By Washington Post editors  | January 4, 2011; 10:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FDA official to be new Md. secretary of health and mental hygiene

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday confirmed reports that U.S. Food and Drug Administration Principal Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein will resign to become the state's secretary of health and mental hygiene.

By John Wagner  | January 4, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor, Health Care, John Wagner  
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O'Malley plans scaled-down inaugural celebration

In recognition of the state's continuing economic challenges, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is scaling back his Jan. 19 inaugural activities compared to four years ago.

By John Wagner  | January 3, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner  
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