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Maryland Politics: February, 2012

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Md. lawmakers consider transgender anti-discrimination bill

Less than a week after Maryland lawmakers approved same-sex marriage, a legislative committee considered whether to forbid discrimination of transgender people.

By Greg Masters  |  08:45 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Dimensions chief resigns amid investigation

Kenneth Glover, the president and chief administrative officer of Dimensions Healthcare System has resigned.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 02/28/2012

John Delaney enlists new campaign manager for congressional bid

Financier John Delaney has brought in a new manager to run his campaign for the Democratic nod in the 6th Congressional District, a significant move with the primary looming April 3.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:49 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Labor unions rally in Annapolis

Several hundred union members rallied Monday night outside the Maryland State House to decry what they described as a growing anti-union national sentiment

By Greg Masters  |  10:24 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Md. legislators consider tweaks to state alcohol laws

The legislature on Monday returned to the work of tweaking the state’s cumbersome alcohol laws to accommodate rule changes sought by restaurants, clubs and other retailers.

By Greg Masters  |  10:19 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/24/2012

In same-sex vote, Md. Senate president says he may be on ‘wrong side of history’; O’Malley says he long ‘misjudged’ issue

“Am I on the wrong side of history? As a historian, there is no doubt about it,” said Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. of his vote against the same-sex marriage bill.

By Greg Masters and Aaron C. Davis  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2012

O’Malley, McDonnell spar over abortion, gay marriage

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell squared off Friday in a partisan clash of ideas to start the annual District gathering of the nations’ governors.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Second robocall trial postponed until April

The trial of a controversial political consultant accused of using robocalls to suppress black voter turnout was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.

By Greg Masters  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/24/2012

How the Md. Senate voted on same-sex marriage

Legislators voted 25-22 to approve same-sex marriage legislation. Here’s a breakdown of each vote.

By Greg Masters  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Same-sex marriage bill approved by Maryland Senate

The legislation now moves to Gov. O’Malley, who is expected to sign it.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  06:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012

O’Malley continues push for offshore wind

The governor tells members of the House Economic Matters Committee that an offshore wind-power industry would mean 1,300 construction jobs, 250 permanent jobs and 230 indirect jobs.

By Greg Masters  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/22/2012

O’Malley, adversary Chris Christie booked on ‘Face the Nation’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and one of his favorite Republican targets, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to face off on national television Sunday.

By John Wagner  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Catholics warn Maryland not to use ‘Obamacare’ to expand abortion coverage

Lobbyists lined up in Annapolis on Wednesday to argue for everything that should be included in the health-care packages that would be available under the federal health-care overhaul.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Muse campaign tweets, then deletes criticism of black clergy’s endorsement of Cardin

Anthony Muse’s Senate campaign tweeted — and then deleted — a link to a post criticizing black ministers for endorsing Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

By Ben Pershing  |  04:35 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Prince George’s casino would hurt two others, analysis says

Planned casinos in Anne Arundel and Baltimore would lose about 10 percent of their business.

By John Wagner  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland slots, Maryland gambling, National Harber

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Dee Dee Myers cuts radio ad for John Delaney

Financier John Delaney is getting a bit of veteran political help in his race for the Democratic nod for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s redrawn congressional seat.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Md. Senate postpones same-sex marriage debate

The Maryland Senate has postponed debate on same-sex marriage legislation until Thursday at the request of bill opponents.

By John Wagner  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Senate panel advances same-sex marriage bill

A committee voted 7-to-4 Tuesday in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.

By John Wagner  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/21/2012

O’Malley, McDonnell to square off at Politico forum

The latest face-off between Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley(D) and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell(R) is booked for Friday in Washington.

By John Wagner  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Md. Catholics coming to the capital Monday

Hundreds of Catholics from across Maryland are converging on Annapolis on Monday for an annual lobbying night — just as one of the major bills they oppose appears headed for passage.

By John Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Md. Senate to move ‘quickly’ on same-sex marriage

A Maryland Senate committee could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Tuesday, setting the stage for the legislation to get to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk by the end of the week.

By John Wagner  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Md. same-sex marriage: How the House voted

Here’s a look at how members of the Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday night on legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.

By John Wagner  |  11:21 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Md. House schedules same-sex marriage vote

The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote in a session that started at 4:30 p.m.

By John Wagner  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Payroll tax deal passes despite opposition from Maryland, Virginia lawmakers

A measure to extend the payroll tax holiday was opposed by some D.C. -area lawmakers concerned that it will force some federal employees to contribute more to their pensions.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Payrol tax holiday, Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, Maryland, Virginia

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Maryland Senate censures Ulysses Currie

The Maryland Senate voted Friday morning to censure veteran Prince George's legislator Ulysses Currie for his failure to disclose outside consulting payments that became the subject of a federal investigation.

By Greg Masters  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Miller: Rosecroft should remain in the mix for a Prince George’s casino

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Friday that he would still like to invite bids for a casino in two Prince George’s locations, including Rosecroft Raceway.

By John Wagner  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Casino plan for Natl. Harbor in Prince George’s prompts concerns

Baker plan for a casino in Prince George’s prompts questions

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  09:16 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Debate on same-sex marriage bill under way

The Maryland House of Delegates begins debate over a same-sex marriage bill.

By John Wagner  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Paul Schurick sentence in Ehrlich robocall case meant to send message, judge says

Former Md. governor Robert L. Ehrlich’s campaign manager was sentenced to home detention, community service and probation.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, Maryland politics

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Second GOP delegate in Md. says ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Supporters of same-sex marriage picked up a second Republican supporter in the House of Delegates on Thursday, shortly before floor debate was delayed for several hours.

By John Wagner  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Maryland same-sex marriage debate: Live updates

A debate on the Maryland House floor today will set the stage for what is likely to be a close vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Same-sex marriage, Gay marriage

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Counties draw line in sand on teacher pensions

Leaders of large Md. counties say Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift half of teacher pension costs to local governments could be “devastating.”

By Aaron C. Davis  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 02/16/2012

No prison in Md. robocalls case

Paul E. Schurick was sentenced to 30 days home detention, 4 years probation, and 500 hours of community service.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:49 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Md. Del. Hogan a ‘no’ vote on same-sex marriage

With debate to begin today, a Republican being courted by advocates says he’ll oppose bill.

By John Wagner  |  09:01 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Democrat Delaney attacked for donation to Republican Andy Harris

Another log has been added to the fire in the increasingly heated Democratic congressional primary playing out in the Maryland suburbs.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:32 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Same-sex marriage debate set for Thursday on Md. House floor

Advocates on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate in Maryland scrambled Wednesday to lobby a small number of wavering delegates as the debate was put off until Thursday.

By John Wagner  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Montgomery employees may receive $2,000 bonus

The government union for Montgomery County has secured a temporary agreement with county officials for a three-year contract.

By Victor Zapana  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Delaney airs first TV ad in congressional race

John Delaney’s campaign for Congress airs its first TV ad, as both he and state Sen. Rob Garagiola race to make themselves known ahead of Maryland’s April 3 Democratic primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Prince George’s Council says proposed slots bill has little appeal

The bill would allow a casino, with slot machines and Las Vegas-style table games, to be built in Prince George’s County if state and local voters approve.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Delaney rolls out policy agenda, Garagiola courts union endorsement

Financier John Delaney rolled out a detailed policy agenda Tuesday, one day before his rival in a key Maryland Congressional race, state Sen. Rob Garagiola, appeared poised to unveil a key endorsement.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Md. House plans first votes on same-sex marriage today

A pair of Maryland House committees are planning to vote jointly today on same-sex marriage legislation, according to several delegates.

By John Wagner  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/14/2012

O’Malley’s bay cleanup proposals could hurt small businesses, analysis claims

By Greg Masters  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Md. lawmakers wrangle over natural gas tax

By Greg Masters  |  06:23 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Gay marriage supporters plan to blanket Annapolis with postcards

A group pushing for the legalization of same-sex marriage said it plans to unveil 15,000 postcards filled out by supportive Marylanders at a rally Monday night in Annapolis.

By John Wagner  |  04:11 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Frush to sponsor Prince George’s casino bill

Under Del. Barbara A. Frush’s proposal, the casino would feature slots and Las Vegas-style table games.

By John Wagner  |  07:32 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Montgomery County officials release internal audits

The move follows a scuffle between Montgomery County legislators and the executive branch over how transparent it is.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:21 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/10/2012

In Montgomery, dozens testify against cut in school construction funding

Other concerns include a deferral of construction funding for a second entrance for the Bethesda Metrorail station.

By Victor Zapana  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 02/09/2012

‘Caylee’s law’ bill comes before Md. committee

Lawmakers in Maryland debated on Thursday whether to impose among the harshest penalties in the nation on parents who fail to report a missing or dead child.

By Greg Masters  |  11:21 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Valerie Ervin speaks out in favor of gay marriage in Maryland

Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin is the latest same-sex marriage supporter featured in an ongoing ad Web-based campaign in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  04:39 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Md. lawmakers push again for chicken drug ban

Some Maryland lawmakers are taking another shot at prohibiting arsenic-containing drugs from being added to chicken feed.

By Greg Masters  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Maryland to get $960 million in foreclosure settlement; Prince George’s could benefit significantly

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is estimating that up to 40,000 homeowners could benefit.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  02:58 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Second robo-call trial put on hold for two weeks

The trial of a political consultant accused of using robo-calls to suppress black voter turnout was put on hold until Feb. 23.

By Greg Masters  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Montgomery lawmakers ask state to raise speed limit on ICC

Montgomery County legislators pressed state transportation officials Tuesday about why the speed limit on the newly opened Intercounty Connector is only 55 mph.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Md. Gov. O’Malley assails Peter Franchot as ‘our . . . Mitt Romney’

A new high-water mark in growing tension between O’Malley and Democrats positioning for a possible run to succeed O’Malley in 2014.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Prince George’s 5-cent bag tax killed in legislative committee

A proposed 5-cent bag tax for Prince George’s County died in a legislative committee today, despite broad support from the county council.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County, Environment

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 02/07/2012

O’Malley knocks Christie on same-sex marriage

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for advocating that voters of his state should decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

By John Wagner  |  07:52 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Lawyer in Md. robocall trial: Dirty politics is free speech

A judge disagrees, denying a motion to dismiss the case against Julius Henson, who is accused of voter fraud in the 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

By Greg Masters  |  06:57 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Sharpton cuts ad for Maryland same-sex marriage campaign

The Rev. Al Sharpton is the latest same-sex marriage supporter to appear in an ongoing Web video campaign pushing for legalization of gay nuptials in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland same-sex marriage, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/07/2012

O’Malley says federal ruling could help Md. case on same-sex marriage

The Maryland governor said a federal ruling on California’s ban on same-sex marriage could help him persuade wavering lawmakers in his state.

By John Wagner  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Second robocall trial gets underway in Maryland

The trial is underway for a man who allegedly designed a robocall that told African-American voters to “relax” and stay home, though the polls were still open.

By Greg Masters  |  09:40 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Prince George’s casino bill debuts in Md. Senate

A bill that could bring a casino to Prince George’s County was formally introduced in the Maryland Senate on Monday night, with the support of a majority of the chamber’s budget committee.

By John Wagner  |  08:28 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Currie spends long afternoon with Md. ethics panel

The appearance came amid signs that that the panel is moving toward a recommendation in his case.

By John Wagner  |  05:41 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Hoyer endorses Garagiola in congressional primary

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is weighing in on the competitive and heated Democratic primary in Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s (R) redrawn district, throwing his support to state Sen. Rob Garagiola (D-Montgomery).

By Ben Pershing  |  05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/05/2012

O’Malley, McDonnell spar over which party deserves credit for economic recovery

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) sparred Sunday morning on national television over which party deserves credit for the start of the economic recovery.

By John Wagner  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/04/2012

O’Malley returns to the Sunday talk-show circuit

The Maryland governor is booked to appear Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” his latest in a string of national talk-show appearances.

By John Wagner  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 02/04/2012

Md. gambling bill packed with less-noticed provisions

Restrictions on ownership, alcohol and entertainment could all be lifted in the legislation passes.

By John Wagner  |  12:17 AM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Pair of marriage bills looming in Md. House

Both bills, which target same-sex marriage are scheduled for House of Delegates hearings next week.

By John Wagner  |  10:51 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Foulger-Pratt ‘disturbed’ by county behavior concerning Silver Spring construction project, letter says

Contractor gets mad when the Montgomery County government says a construction project has been bungled.

By Victor Zapana  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 02/02/2012

O’Malley says offshore wind announcement a “step forward”

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday touted an Obama administration announcement as an “important step forward.”

By Greg Masters  |  08:12 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Montgomery legislators, officials scuffle over transparency

Montgomery County Council members urge county officials to clarify what reports are made public and to speed their dissemination to the public.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/01/2012

O’Malley presses case for tax increases, same-sex marriage

In his State of the State address, the governor called on Maryland lawmakers to make a series of “tough choices.”

By John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/01/2012

O’Malley’s State of the State speech to set ambitious agenda on tax increases, gay marriage

Gov. Martin O’Malley will attempt to sell Maryland lawmakers on several tax increases during his sixth State of the State address today.

By John Wagner  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland budget, Maryland, Maryland taxes, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Baker administration says pension shift could cause great pain

The Baker administration analyzed 10 years of proposed teacher and library pension shifts and came up with a grim picture.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  06:16 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Montgomery legislators propose alternative big-box bills

Council members have proposed three bills as alternatives to a proposal allowing big-box stores such as Wal-mart take hold in the county.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Cardin has solid poll numbers, massive cash advantage over GOP opponent

Sen. Benjamin Cardin has 175 times as much cash as his best-known Republican opponent, and a new survey shows the Maryland Democrat to be in solid shape for reelection.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Md. House Speaker Michael Busch speaks out on same-sex marriage

The Maryland House Speaker said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage is “clearly an issue of civil rights” during an appearance Tuesday at a prayer breakfast with supportive clergy.

By John Wagner  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Republicans add Roscoe Bartlett to incumbent protection program

It’s a signal that the party believes the veteran Maryland lawmaker is among the most endangered Republicans in the country.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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