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Maryland Politics: March, 2011

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011

O’Malley ‘jams’ at Israeli ambassador’s event

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley jammed at the Washington residence of the Israeli ambassador Tuesday night.

By John Wagner  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. Senate ‘beefs up’ bill targeting Pepco

Pepco and other utilities that fail to meet new reliability standards could face much larger fines and have to pay them sooner under a measure approved Wednesday by the Maryland Senate.

By John Wagner  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. Senate approves alcohol tax increase

The bill is projected to raise $85 million a year by the time it is fully implemented, and the bulk of the proceeds would initially go to public schools in Prince George’s County and Baltimore.

By John Wagner  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. Schools Superintendent Grasmick to step down, sources say

Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick has served since 1991. She’ll resign effective June 30, according to sources.

By John Wagner  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. wine shipment bill advances in General Assembly, O’Malley says he will sign legislation

Lawmakers must work through minor differences between the two versions of the legislation before the session ends April 11, to send a bill to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).

By Ann E. Marimow  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Begich and O’Malley launch NewDEAL

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley are forming a new nonprofit group to highlight young Democratic elected officials with new ideas at the state and local level

By Washington Post editors  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Md. Senate: Tubman won’t bump Hanson statue

A bid to replace one of 100 marble pedestals in the exclusive National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol fell short, with a compromise emerging instead

By John Wagner  |  03:22 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Senate offering more inducements to W. Md. slots operator

A bill that would provide more incentives to lure a casino operator to Western Maryland advanced Friday in the Senate , in the latest attempt to put slots at the state-financed Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort

By John Wagner  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/25/2011

O’Malley steps up lobbying effort with personal touch in final weeks

With two weeks left in the session, O’Malley is moving more aggressively to shore up several high-profile measures critical to his agenda that have not passed either chamber

By Ann E. Marimow and John Wagner  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Md. Senate budget writers back tax increase on alcohol

Even as Maryland House lawmakers moved Thursday night to pass their version of a $14.6 billion budget blueprint without a broad-based tax increase, Senate budget writers were taking a somewhat different tack.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Montgomery workers rally for benefits

Leggett disregarded the results of collective bargaining when he proposed last week that employees pay more for their pensions and health care.

By Michael Laris  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Md. lawmakers move to change presidential and gubernatorial primary election dates

If Maryland’s presidential primary elections are not tied to those in neighboring states such as Virginia or Pennsylvania, Maryland likely would see fewer candidates. Moving the primary to June in gubernatorial years also would be a major change in Maryland politics — effectively extending the general election campaign by a few months.

By Ann E. Marimow, John Wagner and Staff writer Rosalind S. Helderman contributed to this report.  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Senate passes bill to spur governor act on parole recommendations

The Maryland Senate approved legislation Thursday intended to force Gov. Martin O’Malley’s hand on languishing parole recommendations

By John Wagner  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/23/2011

House panel votes to limit developer dollars for Pr. George’s council , executive

The Prince George’s County Council and county executive may face new restrictions on developer campaign contributions, if a bill headed for the full House delegation is approved Friday.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Md. teacher’s union floats alternative pension plan

The proposal by the Maryland State Education Association sent to House lawmakers Tuesday night warned that the 71,000-member MSEA would not support either the governor’s plan from January or a reworked version from a House budget committee

By Aaron C. Davis and Ann E. Marimow  |  02:16 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Direct wine shipment bills pass key hurdles in Md. legislature

Wine aficionados in Maryland may soon be able to order their favorite vintages directly from vineyards under bills overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by two legislative committees

By Ann E. Marimow  |  06:15 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Scaled-back medical marijuana bill advances in Md. Senate

A compromise measure advanced in the state Senate Tuesday that would require a study group to develop a so-called Maryland model for legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/22/2011

New lines in the Old Line State? Maryland Democrats could go after 7-to-1 edge

Few states give Democrats an opportunity to add seats in redistricting. But Maryland is one of them. The question is whether the Democrats in the congressional delegation will make the concessions necessary for the party to take out freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R).

By Aaron Blake  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mapping the Future, Redistricting

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Maryland Senate to weigh increase in sales tax on alcohol

A late-filed bill introduced Monday night in the Maryland Senate would raise the state sales tax on alcohol from 6 percent to 9 percent over the coming three years, eventually yielding more than $80 million a year in revenue.

By John Wagner  |  09:28 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Miller proposes merger of top Md. universities

University regents would be required to develop a plan and come up with a timeline for the possible merger of the system’s flagship campus at College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore, under a proposal by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert).

By John Wagner  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Md. House budget plan restores some funds for counties

A budget plan headed for a vote next week in the Maryland House of Delegates appears likely to restore at least a sliver of hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation funding taken from counties in recent years.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Md. House reworks O’Malley pension plan, lowering retiree health-care costs

Since Gov. Martin O’Malley in January married pension reform with negotiations over this year’s state budget, public employees and retirees have inundated Maryland lawmakers with thousands of calls, letters and the largest State House protest in more than a decade

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:35 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Md. House likely to raise fees on car owners

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Spellman awards honor women in Prince George’s government

From lawyers in business attire to law enforcement officers in dress blue uniforms, women from across the Prince George’s County government came to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt on Thursday to honor their sisters in public service at the 26th Annual Gladys Noon Spellman Awards.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Baker to tap former Curry aide for top post; other changes expected

Wilson, who formerly was Wayne Curry’s chief of staff and a senior adviser while he was county executive, will take over from Gwen McCall, whom Baker is shifting over to the Economic Development Corp.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Now, Prince George's County, Miranda Spivack

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/17/2011

O’Malley denies 7 commutations in murder, rape cases

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has rejected recommendations from the state’s Parole Commission that could have led to the release of seven prisoners age 60 or older serving life sentences for murders or rape.

By John Wagner  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Pr. George’s House delegation finalizes ethics bill

The Prince George’s House delegation put the final touches on an ethics bill Wednesday limiting the County Council’s ability to delay development deals, banning credit cards for county employees, and strengthening the county’s ethics commission.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Death penalty repeal gets hearing but lacks momentum

This year, Gov. Martin O’Malley has not put much muscle behind the bill. House leaders seem unlikely to embrace it. And Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) told reporters Tuesday that the interest isn’t there in his chamber.

By John Wagner  |  06:28 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Muse switches vote on in-state tuition bill

By the time Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. called for a vote Monday night on a controversial immigration bill, there was little suspense about what the outcome would be.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/15/2011

No guarantee of Senate passage of same-sex marriage next year, Miller says

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said passage of a same-sex marriage bill would be no sure thing next year in his chamber, even though it was approved on a 25 to 21 vote this year.

By John Wagner  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Ehrlich lands job at Washington law office

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) returned to work this week in a new law firm: King & Spalding.

By John Wagner  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Senate set to vote on in-state tuition bill

The controversial measure would make undocumented students eligible for tuition breaks.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/14/2011

O’Malley headed to New Jersey for Democratic dinner

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s political travels will soon take him to the home turf of a frequent sparring partner: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

By John Wagner  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Baker taps new economic development team, outlines budget plan to aid schools, public safety and job growth

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker named a new economic development team Monday, as he outlined details of his $2.63 budget plan that gives a $50 million boost to bring new business to the county.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/14/2011

O’Malley’s band booked for ‘rollicking evening’

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who has a full plate these days with his duties in Maryland and his work as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, plans to squeeze in his side career this weekend.

By John Wagner  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Baker gets lots of advice on how to improve Prince George’s government

His transition team compiles an inch-thick book of recommendations on how to make the county’s government work better.

By Miranda Spivack  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/12/2011

Same-sex marriage bill defeat: Supporters and opponents react

The decision Friday by the Maryland House of Delegates to shelve the same-sex marriage bill for the year prompted an outpouring of statements from interested groups and individuals. Here is a sampling:

By John Wagner  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 AM ET, 03/12/2011

Reaction to same-sex marriage decision in Maryland

By John Wagner  |  05:27 AM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Maryland House kills same-sex marriage bill for this year

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to effectively kill for this year a bill that would have allowed same-sex marriage in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Prince George’s legislative delegation approves ethics package

The Prince George’s House delegation Friday took a key vote in support of an ethics package that would limit the County Council’s review of development deals.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Debate begins ahead of Maryland same-sex marriage vote

High drama is anticipated on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday, as lawmakers decide the fate of a bill that would allow same-sex marriages.

By John Wagner  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Md. House considering amendment that would send same-sex marriage bill back to Senate

In a sign of how close the vote count on same-sex marriage remains in the House of Delegates, leaders of the chamber are considering allowing a “friendly” amendment Friday in hopes of courting one more supporter.

By John Wagner  |  11:15 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Return of the millionaire’s tax?

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:40 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Md.’s first lady speaks out for same-sex marriage

By John Wagner  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/10/2011

With same-sex marriage vote looming, the count of openly gay lawmakers in Md. grows by one

By John Wagner  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Second battle looms if Md. lawmakers pass same-sex marriage

If Maryland lawmakers pass a same-sex marriage bill Friday, a second battle over the issue is expected to begin almost immediately — among the public.

By John Wagner  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/09/2011

O’Malley wades in polluted lake to ‘make a point’ on septic bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley waded into a remote Eastern Shore lake contaminated with fecal matter Wednesday to draw attention to his lagging legislation that would prohibit construction of most new septic systems across the state.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Baker ready to unveil economic plan for Pr. George’s

Baker to unveil economic development plan for Prince George’s

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miranda s. spivack, prince george's, rushern l. baker iii

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011

O’Malley pushes tax break for family farms

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) took the unusual step Wednesday of testifying on legislation sponsored by a pair of freshman lawmakers — one of them a Republican — that would cost the state money at a time when it is battling budget shortfalls.

By John Wagner  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Md. House ends debate for the day on same-sex marriage

The House will resume debate on the bill Friday, according to Alexandra M. Hughes, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel).

By John Wagner  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/09/2011

Wargotz may draft himself to run against Cardin in 2012

The 2012 elections are 20 months away, but it’s never too early for “draft” movements to pop up online encouraging various candidates to run for office. That’s what appears to be happening in Maryland, where Eric Wargotz, the Republican physician who lost to Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) in 2010, is being urged on Facebook to challenge Sen. Ben Cardin (D).

By Ben Pershing  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/08/2011

House passes bill altering parole rules

The Maryland House of Delegates narrowly passed a bill Tuesday morning designed to force the governor’s hand on languishing parole recommendations for eligible inmates serving life sentences.

By John Wagner  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Prince George’s cabbies oppose bill to cut new medallion number

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  11:32 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Update: Same-sex bill debate postponed

With debate on Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill set to begin as early as Tuesday on the House floor, six openly gay delegates are appealing to their colleagues in a new letter to pass the high-profile legislation.

By John Wagner  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011

No objections raised as Judge O’Malley appears before Md. Senate panel

The governor’s wife went before a state Senate panel considering another 10-year term for her on the bench.

By John Wagner  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 03/05/2011

Peter O’Malley takes helm of Md. Dems

The younger O’Malley has worked behind the scenes on his brother’s political campaigns for the past two decades, including in senior roles in his 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial wins. Peter O’Malley also served as chief of staff to former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith (D) and is widely known among party activists.

By John Wagner  |  06:57 PM ET, 03/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/04/2011

How they voted: House Judiciary on same-sex marriage

A look at how the House Judiciary voted Friday afternoon on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages in Maryland

By John Wagner  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011

House panel passes same-sex marriage bill

A previously stalled bill to allow same-sex marriages in Maryland was approved by a House committee Friday, but only after the panel's chairman, who rarely votes, augmented the final tally.

By John Wagner  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Maryland likely to stiffen ban on texting while driving

Vote scheduled for Monday on bill that would increase fine to $500 and add points on license for sending — and reading — msgs.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/04/2011

Arora pledges support for Md. same-sex marriage bill

By John Wagner  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Md. House panel again delays vote on same-sex marriage bill

A Maryland House of Delegates committee again delayed voting on a bill allowing same-sex marriage Thursday, hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) publicly encouraged lawmakers to pass the legislation.

By John Wagner  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Alston exploring civil unions amendment in Md.

Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George’s), who has been rethinking her support of Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill, said Thursday that she is researching an amendment that would offer civil unions instead.

By John Wagner  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Md. same-sex marriage bill still in limbo

Prospects for a Maryland House committee vote on same-sex marriage remained unclear Thursday as the panel began a long afternoon of unrelated bill hearings and a key member was out sick.

By John Wagner  |  02:04 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Same-sex marriage bill remains stalled in Md. House

The fate of Maryland's same-sex marriage bill remained unclear Wednesday, as House leaders indicated they would not try again to bring it to a committee vote until at least Thursday.

By John Wagner and Sandhya Somashekhar  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/02/2011

O'Malley concedes controversial septic ban unlikely this year

One of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's only new legislative priorities for the year -- a ban on most new septic systems -- will not be passed into law during this legislative session, the governor all but conceded on Tuesday. Responding...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 03/02/2011

In statement, Alston says she is prepared to vote on same-sex marriage bill

Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George's) issued a statement early Wednesday morning saying she is now prepared to vote on Maryland's same-sex marriage bill and will do so "based on what I believe to be right."

By John Wagner  |  06:10 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Md. Republicans propose "alternate" budget

They weren't asked to, but for a second straight year Maryland House Republicans on Tuesday released their own "alternate" budget to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed spending plan. By eliminating an education formula that benefits counties with high costs of...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  08:06 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Bill for 10-cent Md. gas tax hike gains support

Schemes to raise Maryland's gas tax that just weeks ago seemed to have little-to-no chance of passing the General Assembly gained important allies on Tuesday, even as the price of gas rose significantly amid concerns of ongoing turmoil in the...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Updated: Missing delegates stall Md. same-sex marriage bill

One of two legislators who went missing Tuesday morning for a committee vote on Maryland's same-sex marriage legislation said they are withholding their votes on the bill to gain "leverage" on unrelated issues they consider equally important. Del. Jill Carter...

By John Wagner  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General Assembly, John Wagner, Same-Sex Marriage

 

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