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Maryland Politics: May, 2011

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 05/26/2011

O’Malley knocks New Jersey’s Christie on greenhouse gas decision

The latest flare-up in an ongoing feud between Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) came Thursday as Christie announced his state was pulling out of a regional greenhouse gas compact.

By John Wagner  |  03:39 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Montgomery increases spending, leaves few happy

The current year’s budget shrank for the first time in more than 40 years. But the overall uptick in the budget finalized Thursday left many dissatisfied.

By Michael Laris  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Democratic leaders give Donna Edwards elevated campaign role

House Democratic leaders have handed Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) an elevated role with the party’s campaign committee.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 05/24/2011

O’Malley to welcome DGA donors to conference

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is playing host to four of his counterparts from around the country and more than 200 donors to the Democratic Governors Association.

By John Wagner  |  09:12 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/20/2011

O’Malley to visit Animal Kingdom ahead of Preakness

On the eve of the Preakness Stakes, Maryland-trained Animal Kingdom is getting a pep talk from a high-profile visitor: Gov. Martin O’Malley(D).

By John Wagner  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/19/2011

O’Malley meets with Holocaust survivor

Leo Bretholz recalled the fear and dehumanzing conditions in the freight car of a train headed to Auschwitz in 1942 — as well as his daring escape — when he met Thursday with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).

By John Wagner  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/19/2011

O’Malley signs alcohol tax increase, other bills

The bills were among more than 200 to get Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature today.

By John Wagner  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/19/2011

Montgomery County Council approves budget

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By Michael Laris  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/18/2011

O’Malley vetoes four bills passed by wide margins

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Wednesday vetoed four bills, all of which passed the Democrat-led legislature during its recent session either unanimously or close to it.

By John Wagner  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Disappointing environmentalists, O’Malley to sign waste incineration bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday that he plans to sign legislation that puts incineration of garbage on par with solar and wind power as a source of renewable energy.

By John Wagner and Ann E. Marimow  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/17/2011

O’Malley calls for actions to protect transgender people

O’Malley’s statement came a day after the indictment of an 18-year-old woman for the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, in an apparent dispute over the use of a woman’s restroom.

By John Wagner  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is engaged

He and Karmen Bailey Walker will get married in the summer of 2012.

By The Washington Post  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 05/16/2011

O’Malley, echoing his own race, stumps for Kentucky governor

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) made a high-profile appearance in Kentucky over the weekend.

By John Wagner  |  08:58 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s brother leaves Democratic Party post to become Baltimore mayoral aide

Peter O’Malley, a younger brother and close confidant of the governor, takes over as chief of staff to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Gov. O’Malley announces key personnel moves

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced some key personnel moves Thursday, including a new secretary of human resources and a new communications director.

By John Wagner  |  12:43 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lawyer says civil suit on Md. robocalls could interfere with criminal probes

A lawyer for political operative Julius Henson is seeking to halt a civil suit stemming from tens of thousands of anonymous election-night robocalls in Maryland — a sign that criminal probes into the matter are continuing.

By John Wagner  |  04:14 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Md. Senate president Miller calls for tax, pension action in fall session

The Maryland Senate president wants to call a special legislative session this fall to raise taxes and fees for transportation and other needs.

By John Wagner and Ann E. Marimow  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/10/2011

O’Malley signs immigrant tuition bill into law in Maryland

Opponents of the new law have until June 30 to collect the more than 55,000 signatures required to hold a public vote to try to repeal the measure.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/09/2011

O’Malley highlights Md.’s affordable housing efforts

“We have a little bit of a theme going today.”

By John Wagner  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Anne Arundel casino delay to cost state millions

Cordish Cos., the developers of Maryland’s largest planned slots casino, have announced a delay in plans to open a temporary facility at the Arundel Mills mall by the end of the year.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Md. GOP leader voted for earlier version of immigrant tuition bill

GOP Chairman Alex X. Mooney said he supported the 2003 version of the bill in an attempt to find compromise, but that he does not support the current version and backs the referendum effort.

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

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011

O’Malley reaches out for help in funding road projects

By Ann Marimow  |  09:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 05/04/2011

State panel backs millions for Md. school construction

School construction officials said the awards to local school systems this year represented a troubling four-year decline in the number and scope of requests.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:23 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Md. delegates seek to overturn in-state tuition bill for illegal immigrants

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has said he would sign the bill that would allow illegal immigrants who have graduated from Maryland high schools to pay in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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