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Maryland Politics: August, 2011

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Ex-Secret Service agent Bongino plugs away in race to face Cardin

A year ago, Daniel Bongino was busy protecting President Obama. Now he has a new task — trying to unseat Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Offshore wind debate returns in Md.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  08:58 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011

O’Malley: 443,000 homes in Md. still without power

Overall, O’Malley said he continues to believe Maryland fared pretty well during Irene.

By John Wagner  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Frank Kratovil to work for Prince George’s state’s attorney

Former Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) has taken a job working for the Prince George’s County state’s attorney, making it appear less likely he will attempt to regain his old congressional seat in 2012.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/28/2011

O’Malley, McDonnell talk about Irene on ‘Meet the Press’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) both appeared on national television Sunday morning.

By John Wagner  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/28/2011

O’Malley says Md. ‘fared pretty well’ during Irene

About 823,000 people in Maryland are without power and about 200 roads are closed because of Hurricane Irene.

By John Wagner  |  10:30 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Power outages a ‘huge’ concern, O’Malley says

The center of Hurricane Irene should hit Maryland around midnight, the governor says says.

By John Wagner  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/26/2011

O’Malley: Bay Bridge likely to close Saturday night

Maryland’s governor said a precise time for the bridge’s closure has not been fixed and urged residents on the Eastern Shore not to wait until the last minute to head west.

By John Wagner  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene forces Ocean City evacuation

Maryland’s governor believes a 5 p.m. evacuation order for Ocean City will be met.

By Associated Press  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011

State Sen. Garagiola eyes challenge to Roscoe Bartlett

A key Democratic leader in Annapolis is weighing whether to launch a bid to move up to Congress next year.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/25/2011

O’Malley warns Maryland to expect ‘monster hurricane’

Governor tells residents in low-lying zones to leave their homes this weekend and “stay with someone who loves them.”

By John Wagner  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/25/2011

O’Malley warns of ‘monster hurricane’ in coastal Maryland

Governor tells residents in low-lying areas to leave home this weekend and “stay with someone who loves them.”

By John Wagner  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Maryland Democrats attack Virginia’s McDonnell

Shots continue to be fired back and forth across the Potomac following Sunday’s faceoff between Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Va. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R).

By John Wagner  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011

O’Malley touts progress on reducing infant deaths

Maryland’s infant mortality rate, which has remained stubbornly high despite the state’s wealth, fell last year to its lowest level on record.

By John Wagner  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Virginia GOP knocks Maryland’s O’Malley

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) mostly played nice during a joint appearance on a Sunday talk show. On Monday, the Virginia Republican Party was not similarly restrained.

By John Wagner  |  04:34 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Ministers tell O’Malley they’ll fight against slots at Rosecroft

Thirty-six ministers and other members of the Collective Empowerment Group oppose adding slots or table games at the Prince George’s County raceway.

By John Wagner  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/22/2011

O’Malley talks about family, music and his first drink

The Maryland governor wishes he played music more often. And he says his wife, a district court judge, makes the final rulings at home as well.

By John Wagner  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/20/2011

Rosecroft to reopen Thursday, Penn National says

Penn National Gaming, which bought the once-storied horse track at a bankruptcy auction, says live racing will return this fall.

By John Wagner  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/19/2011

O’Malley, Md. counties begin battle over development plan

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and county officials who oppose his plan to curb suburban sprawl fired opening shots Friday.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011

O’Malley, McDonnell to face off on Sunday TV

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell are slated to square off for the first time in their respective roles as chairmen of the partisan governors organizations they lead.

By John Wagner and Anita Kumar  |  11:46 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Officials defend cost of hospital deal in Prince George’s

Officials defend Prince George’s hospital deal.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland Politics

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/17/2011

O’Malley names two alternative-energy allies to utilities panel

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) elevated two staff members Wednesday to seats on the Public Service Commission, a powerful panel that regulates the state’s utilities and is key to advancement of the governor’s alternative-energy agenda.

By John Wagner  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Prince George’s exec tightens rules for $2 million in nonprofit grants

Tougher rules for non-profit grants in Prince George’s

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  07:33 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland Politics

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

O’Malley: Tax increases still on table

Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t ruling out tax proposals during October’s special session on legislative redistricting.

By Associated Press  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Maryland optimistic on keeping AAA rating

Gov. Martin O’Malley and state finance officials hope state may be spared a credit downgrade after Standard and Poor’s cut its rating of long-term U.S. debt.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  06:04 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/08/2011

New Rosecroft owner Penn National retains key Annapolis lobbyists

As it prepares to push for casino-style gambling at Rosecroft Raceway, Penn National Gaming has beefed up its presence in Annapolis.

By John Wagner  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011

O’Malley to promote solar-powered car-charging stations

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) plans to continue his advocacy of alternative energy Monday morning, promoting a two-fer of sorts: electric car-charging stations powered by solar energy.

By John Wagner  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/07/2011

O’Malley spars with Sessions on ‘This Week’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) tangled Sunday with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), accusing the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee of worshipping at “the alter of the false god of tax cuts” instead of focusing on job creation.

By John Wagner  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/06/2011

O’Malley booked Sunday on ‘This Week’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, whose national profile has grown as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, is set to debut on the Sunday morning talk-show circuit.

By John Wagner  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Charges against Sen. Currie still stand

A federal judge on Friday denied a motion by Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George’s) to dismiss eight of 10 charges pending against him in an alleged bribery and extortion scheme.

By John Wagner  |  07:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Prince George’s asks judge to delay ruling in church case

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  07:19 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/04/2011

New rules on alcohol, night entertainment in Prince George’s

The Prince George’s County liquor board late Wednesday approved new rules for evening entertainment and for home delivery of alcohol.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Mixed news for Maryland from federal debt deal

A memo circulating in the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday listed both “good news” and “bad news” for Maryland from the federal debt deal cut by Congress.

By John Wagner  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Council sets Sept. 20 primary to fill seat vacated by Leslie Johnson

The filing deadline for the Council seat vacated by Leslie Johnson is Aug. 23. Thus far, five Democrats have said they will run.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Md. House members split down the middle on debt compromise

The state’s eight House members were divided 4-4 on the vote Monday night.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 08/01/2011

O’Malley supports debt deal, chides tea party

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley voiced support Monday for the debt-ceiling deal pending in Congress but blasted “tea-partying, narrow-minded” Republicans for bringing the country to the brink of an “economic suicide pact.”

By John Wagner  |  05:58 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Leslie Johnson bids farewell to Pr. George’s council

As the Prince George’s County Council prepares to set the date for a special election to replace her, Johnson bid farewell to her council colleagues and staff members in a letter.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  02:46 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Md. immigrant tuition bill heads to court

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Md. lottery sales grew slightly in fiscal 2011

With customers undeterred by the fragile economy -- or perhaps inspired to play because of it -- the Maryland Lottery recorded another record year of sales.

By John Wagner  |  09:13 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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