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Maryland Politics: September, 2011

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Number of Maryland slots bidders drops

A state commission on Wednesday threw out two proposals from the latest round of bids received to operate Maryland slots casinos.

By John Wagner  |  06:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Currie repeatedly sought stoplights, official says

Retiring highway administrator Neil J. Pedersen told jurors of repeated efforts by Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George’s) to help secure permission for stoplights at intersections that would benefit two Shoppers Food Warehouse stores.

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

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Prince George’s Sen. Muse eying Cardin’s seat

Maryland Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George’s) announced Wednesday morning that he is considering a primary challenge next year against U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.).

By John Wagner and Ben Pershing  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Perry raises $75,000 at Maryland breakfast

The presidential hopeful met with donors in Baltimore, marking the beginning of a fundraising swing through the D.C.-region

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Maryland political players to pepper Currie trial

As jury selection got underway Monday, there was more evidence that the trial of Sen. Ulysses Currie could feature familiar faces for those who follow Maryland politics.

By John Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 09/24/2011

Alston denies wrongdoing

Prince George’s County Delegate Tiffany T. Alston (D) responds to state prosecutors’ allegation that she had stolen campaign contributions to pay for her wedding.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:09 AM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 09/23/2011

O’Malley talks jobs, Terps uniforms on ‘Morning Joe’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) defended Obama’s priorities — and the new Maryland Terrapins football uniforms -- on the MSNBC show.

By John Wagner  |  08:11 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Prince George’s Del. Alston indicted on theft charges

The Maryland delegate from Prince George’s County is accused of stealing campaign funds to pay for her wedding.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Mikulski: New visa rules opposed by Md. seafood industry have been delayed

New visa rules that could hurt Maryland’s seafood industry will be delayed for 60 days, Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday, giving the state a temporary reprieve.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Conservative group joins Maryland court fight over fate of illegal immigrant tuition law

Judicial Watch is seeking to intervene in a case that may determine if Maryland voters face a question about illegal immigrants on next year’s presidential ballot.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011

O'Malley, McDonnell to talk education in New York

The governors of Maryland and Virginia are among those slated to participate in a panel discussion Monday on the state of education as part of NBC News’s “Education Nation” initiative.

By John Wagner and Anita Kumar  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Well-known developer to bid on Rocky Gap slots site

Nathan Landow said Wednesday his company plans to bid this week to operate a slots casino at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Western Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Baltimore Co. delegate accuses O’Malley of ‘hate speech’

Maryland Del. Patrick L. McDonough takes issue with the governor’s praise of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his stance on immigrant tuition.

By John Wagner  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Voters trickle to polls in Prince George’s

Voters were heading to the polls Tuesday to decide who will compete to replace Leslie Johnson on the Prince George’s County Council

By  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Md. delegate seeks to pressure Obama on pipeline

Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery) is circulating a resolution among fellow Democratic National Committee members in an effort to get Obama to kill the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

By John Wagner  |  10:10 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Polls open Tuesday in race for Leslie Johnson’s County Council seat

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the race for Leslie Johnson’s County Council seat.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:43 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince George's County

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Md. unemployment rate inches up to 7.3%

While Gov. Martin O’Malley touted a net gain of 14,700 jobs created in Maryland since January, the Department of Labor released data Friday showing a loss of 3,017 employed workers.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:37 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/15/2011

O’Malley: Obama will be seen as better alternative

The Maryland governor gamely defended the president and his re-election prospects during a spirited meeting Thursday with Washington-based reporters.

By John Wagner  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Miller, O’Malley hosting fundraiser for W. Va. governor

The Maryland Senate president is providing a little financial help in a key race for the governor’s tenure as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

By John Wagner  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/12/2011

With court delays, cloud of legal woes to linger over Md. politics

For Maryland politicos, September has long been marked with a big “X.”

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Well-known former Md. delegate helped Currie write consulting proposal

The original proposal for a consulting arrangement between Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and a grocery chain was written with the assistance of Timothy Maloney, a prominent Maryland lawyer, according to a court document.

By John Wagner  |  12:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Arthur Turner picks up endorsements in Prince George’s

Turner picks up endorsements in Prince George’s Democratic primary race for County Council.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/09/2011

O’Malley warns against funding homeland security with ‘bake-sale proceeds’

The Maryland governor also recounts numerous steps the state has taken to make Maryland safer in the 10 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

By John Wagner  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011

O’Malley says governors, mayors should support Obama jobs plan

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) says he will work to marshal Democratic governors and mayors of both parties to cheerlead for President Obama’s jobs act

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Romney lists two dozen Md. supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced the endorsements Thursday of about two dozen Maryland officeholders and party activists.

By John Wagner  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 09/08/2011

O’Malley, potential successors tout same-sex marriage

The Maryland governor and two Democrats seeking to succeed him voiced their support for same-sex marriage at a fundraiser Wednesday night.

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

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/07/2011

O’Malley knocks Christie as he rises in GOP group

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has thrown repeated punches at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in recent months, took another swing Wednesday as Christie was elevated to vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

By John Wagner  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 09/06/2011

New off-campus housing opens near U-Md.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  07:06 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Davis picks up more endorsements in Prince George’s

Several well-known Prince George’s politicians on Tuesday endorsed Derrick Leon Davis, a former school system official who is running for the Democratic nomination for the County Council seat vacated by Leslie Johnson.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  06:42 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Md. to keep emergency operations center activated through 9/11

Maryland will keep its emergency operations center activated through the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Ruppersberger: U.S. should spend donations to lower national debt

Donations to the federal government to pay down debt should be used for that purpose and not to pad the government’s checkbook, Maryland Rep. C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger says.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:16 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Md. Sen. Pinsky arrested in pipeline protest outside White House

Maryland state Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) was arrested Friday outside the White House as part of a dmonstration of civil disobedience against a planned oil pipeline.

By Jimm Phillips  |  08:29 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Pr. George's keeps AAA bond rating

By Miranda Spivack  |  07:14 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Baker names two for top human services posts

Baker taps Francis, Creekmur for human services posts.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/01/2011

O’Malley helping Equality Maryland raise money

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who recently announced plans to sponsor same-sex marriage legislation next year, is co-hosting a major fundraiser next week for the state’s largest gay-rights advocacy group.

By John Wagner  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Craig to talk 2014 — and other things — over burgers and beer

Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a potential Republican candidate for governor, is going out of his way to get to know some of the Maryland press corps.

By John Wagner  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Tax collector says Ocean City closure cost Md. $2M in revenue

A spokesman says the Maryland comptroller is not second-guessing the decision to shutter the beach town in advance of Hurricane Irene.

By John Wagner  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/31/2011

O’Malley continues to tour storm damage

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has been highly visible in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, continued to survey damage Wednesday, making a morning stop in Anne Arundel County.

By John Wagner  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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