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Maryland Politics: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

McDonnell to attend O'Malley's inauguration

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will head north Wednesday to attend the inauguration of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) in Annapolis.

By Washington Post Editors  | January 14, 2011; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor, Republican Party  
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COG picks new leaders; Pr. George's County's Harrison named chair

Prince George's County Council member Andrea Harrison was elected chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for 2011 on Wednesday. The COG Board is made up of local and state elected officials from 21 jurisdictions within the District, Maryland and Virginia.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | January 12, 2011; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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Md. Senate president calls alcohol tax hike 'insanity'

"Insanity personified."That's how Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) summed up his thoughts Wednesday morning on a proposal for a "dime-a-drink" increase in state alcohol taxes.

By John Wagner  | January 12, 2011; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Maryland State Budget  
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Rushern Baker to 'reassure' Wall Street

Newly elected Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) plans to head to Wall Street Friday to offer assurances that despite economic challenges, his new administration is in a good place, financially speaking. Baker, who inherited a $77...

By Miranda S. Spivack  | January 11, 2011; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Prince George's County  | Tags:  Prince George's County, Rushern L. Baker III, Wall Street, bond rating, budget  
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Md.'s O'Malley to keynote Va. political event

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will cross the Potomac next month to serve as the keynote speaker at an annual party dinner for Virginia Democrats.

By John Wagner  | January 10, 2011; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner  
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Nearly 1,400 state workers apply for Md. buyout

Nearly 1,400 Maryland state employees have applied for a voluntary buyout program, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley's office.

By John Wagner  | January 10, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor, John Wagner, Maryland State Budget  
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