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Maryland Politics: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

The Maryland Senate approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriages on a vote of 25 to 21. The bill would next move to the House of Delegates.

By Washington Post editors  | February 24, 2011; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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Senate approves gay marriage; House passage not assured

The Maryland Senate narrowly approved legislation Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriages following a day of emotional and often personal debate laced with references to religion and civil rights.The 25-to-21 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, traditionally...

By John Wagner  | February 24, 2011; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Md. regulator on hot seat over Pepco outages

Maryland's top electricity regulator on Thursday drew fire from state lawmakers who charged that the state's Public Service Commission had been "absent" for years in evaluating the performance of Pepco and other electric companies. Lawmakers said the state's regulator had...

By Aaron C. Davis  | February 24, 2011; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Same-sex marriage vote in Md. Senate expected Thursday

The Maryland Senate plans a final vote Thursday on legislation allowing same-sex marriage, but a quirk in the schedule could delay action until later in the day.

By John Wagner  | February 24, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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How would you make Pepco better?

It's no secret that Pepco customers around Washington are fed up with power outages -- and for good reason. A Washington Post analysis last year found that in reliability studies, "the company ranks near the bottom in keeping the power...

By Aaron C. Davis  | February 24, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Same-sex marriage bill advances in Maryland Senate on 25-22 vote

Debate is scheduled to begin on the Maryland Senate floor shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on the highest-profile issue of the legislative session: legalizing same-sex marriages.

By John Wagner  | February 23, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

The Maryland Senate has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages on a preliminary vote of 25 to 22.

By John Wagner  | February 23, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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Md. prison system suspends practice of asking for prospective employees' Facebook passwords

Maryland's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has suspended a roughly year-old practice of asking prospective employees to voluntarily divulge their usernames and passwords to social media Web sites such as Facebook to check for gang affiliations, the department...

By Aaron C. Davis  | February 22, 2011; 7:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Montgomery government reform commission gets Leggett support

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has embraced many of the government-reform measures proposed earlier this month by a government commission. Leggett sent his formal responses Tuesday to the county council, which would have to vote on many of the changes....

By Michael Laris  | February 22, 2011; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich surfaces as ICC readies for traffic in Md.

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who has kept a low profile since losing his comeback bid in November, surfaced Monday at the ribbon cutting for the first stretch of the Intercounty Connector

By John Wagner  | February 21, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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Where they stand:
The Maryland Senate on same-sex marriage

Heading into this week's floor debate on legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, here's an update on where the 47 senators stand:

By John Wagner  | February 20, 2011; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage  
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