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Maryland Politics: December, 2011

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 12/30/2011

O’Malley reprises his politics and music

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley closes out a year filled with speculation about his political future by channeling his past.

By John Wagner  |  10:34 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Md. lieutenant governor Anthony Brown losing chief of staff

Earl Adams Jr., the chief of staff to Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), is leaving next month for a job at the Baltimore office of a major law firm.

By John Wagner  |  04:52 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/29/2011

O’Malley appoints Md. ex-congressman to bench

Former Rep. Frank M. Kratovil Jr. (D) will fill a vacancy on the District Court for Queen Anne’s County.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Montgomery College gives holiday gift to employees

Unionized workers at the college will receive before June 2012 a one-time bonus equal to 2 percent of their salaries, according to Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:07 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/22/2011

O’Malley redistricting appointee guilty of tax evasion

The only citizen that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) named to a once-in-a-decade redistricting commission was at the time of his appointment under investigation for failing to pay nearly $4 million in taxes and has since pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Maryland panel approves $169 million Arundel Mills slots lease in 2-1 vote

A divided Maryland panel signed off today on a $169 million plan to lease slot machines for the state’s largest planned casino.

By John Wagner  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Three-judge panel questions Maryland redistricting

The federal judges at the three-hour hearing in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt appeared to be searching for a rationale to improve the map.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Md. weighing $169 million slot machines deal

A state panel on Wednesday will be asked to sign off on a $169 million lease arrangement to fill Maryland’s largest planned casino with slot machines.

By John Wagner  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2011

O’Malley weighs budget restriction on death penalty

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a long-time death penalty opponent, in recent months has considered using the state budget to block executions in the coming fiscal year.

By John Wagner  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Background checks delay western Maryland slots license

Slower-than-anticipated background checks have delayed a decision about awarding a slots license at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort.

By John Wagner  |  08:42 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Maryland lottery exploring Internet sales

Maryland officials are eying online lottery sales as a possible way to attract players and boost revenue for the state.

By John Wagner  |  05:42 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Redrawn district maps could put more minorities in Maryland legislature

Minorities would become majority in four Pr. George’s and Montgomery districts currently held by whites.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  10:24 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/16/2011

O’Malley thanks Obama for ending Iraq war

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a longtime critic of the Iraq war, fired off a four-sentence “open letter” to President Obama on Friday.

By John Wagner  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Prince George’s lawmaker indicted. . .again

Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D) has been indicted for theft.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 12/14/2011

O’Malley pitches concerts to campaign supporters

More tickets remain to the Dec. 29 late shot than the early show.

By John Wagner  |  09:18 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Montgomery farmer settles with county on organic farm

Nick Maravell, whose farm was slated to become soccer fields after his lease expired at the end of the year, will stay until at least August.

By Michael Alison Chandler and Victor Zapana  |  08:28 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/14/2011

In wake of robocalls case, Cardin seeks new federal law against election tricks

Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) said tricks designed to suppress voter turnout require Congress to pass an update to the nation’s 50-year-old voting-rights law.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/14/2011

O’Donnell launches bid to unseat Hoyer

Maryland House Minority Leader Anthony J. O’Donnell (R-Calvert) argues long-serving incumbent Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is part of what’s wrong with Washington.

By John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Silver Spring parking fees go up next month

Long-term parking and monthly permits will be affected. The fee hike was part of the fiscal 2012 budget approved by the County Council in May.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2011

As Md. weighs wind energy, Del. wind farm put on hold

State lawmakers have a new factor to consider when weighing Gov. Martin O’Malley’s push to develop offshore wind energy.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/13/2011

In Annapolis, O’Malley awaits word from Lady Gaga

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley set the State House atwitter on Monday afternoon when he invited the pop star to dinner — via a tweet.

By John Wagner  |  10:33 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Bartlett says he will run for re-election

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:46 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Back from India, O’Malley eying Brazil, Africa

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is contemplating future economic development trips to Brazil and Africa, he told reporters Monday.

By John Wagner  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Slots an option to fund Prince George’s wish list, Baker says

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) said Monday that he plans to ask lawmakers in Annapolis for a great deal of funding in the upcoming legislative session.

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

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Montgomery planning department to furlough employees

The five-day furlough will result in savings for this year’s budget.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:48 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Baltimore mayor appears in video supporting same-sex marriage

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appears in a Web video promoting passage of same-sex marriage legislation in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Md. Gov. O’Malley re-elected as head of Democratic governors

The position will continue to provide O’Malley a platform with which to continue building a national reputation. He has used his first year as head of the DGA to launch sharp attacks on Republican governors and GOP presidential hopefuls.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Prince George’s leaders say it’s time to move on

The county executive marked his first anniversary in office the same day his predecessor was sentenced to prison.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Divided Prince George’s council picks new leaders

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  05:44 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Guilty verdict in Maryland robocall case

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich’s 2010 campaign manager was convicted on four counts.

By John Wagner  |  12:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Jamie Benoit won’t challenge Donna Edwards in primary

Anne Arundel County Council member Jamie Benoit has decided against challenging Rep. Donna Edwards, narrowing the field in the April Democratic primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Robocalls jury begins deliberations after spirited closing arguments

The defense said in closing arguments that an election night robocall might now seem a “stupid” political move was not a crime.

By John Wagner  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Robocalls case goes to jury

The case alleges that a campaign manager for former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. sought to suppress the African American vote using election night robocalls.

By John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Ehrlich working on a second book

As he hawks his first book, former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has started work on a second, he said in an interview Friday.

By John Wagner  |  04:49 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Amid campaign drama, Bartlett’s chief of staff resigns

Bud Otis has left his post as chief of staff to Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R) in the wake of reports that Otis was soliciting support to make his own run for the seat.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:39 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/01/2011

O’Malley’s DGA blasts Virginia’s Cuccinelli

If Ken Cuccinelli becomes Va. governor, the group headed by Gov. Martin O’Malley says, the “overreach” of other GOP governors would “look academic.”

By John Wagner  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Lt. Gov. Brown endorses Garagiola in 6th District

State Sen. Rob Garagiola has snagged the endorsement of Maryland’s No. 2 elected official in the 6th congressional district Democratic primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/01/2011

State GOP chair Alex Mooney to challenge Roscoe Bartlett in primary

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett drew his most significant primary challenger yet Thursday, when Maryland Republican Party Chairman Alex X. Mooney announced that he would form an exploratory committee to run for Bartlett’s seat.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Brown featured in latest same-sex marriage video

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is the latest supporter of same-sex marriage to appear in an ongoing video campaign on the Web.

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

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Prosecution rests in Md. robo-calls case

Maryland state prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the trial of man who managed the managed the 2010 guber governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  08:32 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Speculation swirls on Roscoe Bartlett’s plans

If Bartlett, 85, is really running again for Congress, why is his chief of staff seeking support for a potential bid of his own?

By Ben Pershing  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Obama offers early endorsement of Sen. Ben Cardin

President Obama offered a public endorsement of Sen. Benjamin Cardin Wednesday, giving the Maryland Democrat an early boost in his reelection contest.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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