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Maryland Politics: May, 2012

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Maryland pit bull ruling’s ‘profound effects’ to be studied by legislative task force

Maryland legislative leaders launched a new task force to get a firmer grip on a recent court ruling that declared pit bulls to be “inherently dangerous.”

By John Wagner  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pit bulls, animals, Maryland

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/30/2012

O’Malley to stump in Wisconsin, touch down in three other states

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) plans to head to Wisconsin on Thursday to campaign in that state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election.

By John Wagner  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/29/2012

O’Malley gets gifts from a former president, TV producers and many, many others

Being governor, it turns out, is a pretty good way to build your library — and to collect clothing, cookies, calendars, key chains and other trinkets.

By John Wagner  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/29/2012

O’Malley’s band plays on

Monday night’s concert was billed by Rams Head in Annapolis as an opportunity for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and his bandmates “to forget about their day jobs.”

By John Wagner  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/27/2012

Gingrich offers advice to O’Malley on White House run

Newt Gingrich’s advice to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley if he runs for president in 2016: “Raise a lot of money.”

By John Wagner  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/27/2012

Does Martin O’Malley enjoy the gambling debate?

”To accomplish other things, I do things this world requires of me,” Maryland’s governor says.

By John Wagner  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Maryland congressional map petition drive may fail, organizer says

The effort’s organizer warns that the group is in danger of failing to meet next week’s deadline to produce over 18,000 signatures for the redistricting map ballot measure.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Martin O’Malley, other top Md. Democrats are helping out with Rushern Baker fundraiser

Democratic leaders in Annapolis. But they have found a cause they can rally around next month: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D).

By John Wagner  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/24/2012

O’Malley to appear with Gingrich on ‘Meet the Press’

The Maryland governor is booked to square off Sunday against the former GOP presidential contender on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

By John Wagner  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Md. House GOP says no to special gaming session

Maryland House Republicans announced their opposition Thursday to holding a special session on a gambling expansion, saying the issue needs to be considered in a “more deliberative and thoughtful fashion.”

By John Wagner  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Montgomery County, schools clash over employee raises

County and schools butted heads school employee raises, which the county says is excessive and could ultimately undermine student learning.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:49 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/23/2012

O’Malley welcomes fellow governors, donors to Cambridge on Eastern Shore

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is heading to the Eastern Shore on Wednesday to host donors to the Democratic Governors Association at a two-day spring policy conference.

By John Wagner  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 05/21/2012

2nd Md. special session could be week of July 9

The General Assembly will convene on expanded gambling if an11-member work group announced Monday can reach consensus.

By John Wagner  |  08:53 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Both sides of marriage debate in Md.
say NAACP announcement helps

Supporters and opponents of gay nuptials in Maryland are offering different takes about the impact of the decision by the board of directors of the NAACP to endorse same-sex marriage.

By John Wagner  |  05:57 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Maine, New Hampshire both on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s itinerary

For Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who is believed to have national aspirations, June 2 will be a double header of sorts.

By John Wagner  |  09:13 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin O'Malley

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Montgomery legislators to keep most of controversial energy tax increase

Several business groups and residents have criticized the increase, which was set to sunset this year.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

O’Malley booked at New Hampshire event

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is headed to New Hampshire next month, a trip certain to stoke talk about 2016 presidential ambitions.

By John Wagner  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/16/2012

O’Malley confirms plans for second special session

Shortly after the conclusion of Maryland’s first special legislative session of the year, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) committed to holding a second — on a possible gambling expansion.

By John Wagner  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Maryland General Assembly passes tax hike

Increase targets six-figure earners.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/15/2012

How the Md. Senate voted on the tax bill

A look at how lawmakers voted on a bill to raise income taxes on six-figure earners.

By John Wagner  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Montgomery County Council approves ambulance fee

By doing so, the county council has revived the only county law ever repealed by referendum.

By Victor Zapana  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Leggett vetoes economic development bill

The veto is the county executive’s first.

By Victor Zapana  |  07:25 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Pit bull, bingo bills also introduced in Md. special session

As long as they are there, some legislators want to expand the agenda beyond the budget.

By John Wagner  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Maryland comptroller Peter Franchot calls special session ‘wrong’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) calls plans to raise taxes in a special session “simply the wrong approach at the wrong time.”

By John Wagner  |  09:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Md. General Assembly reconvenes to raise taxes

The measure, which aims to prevent school-funding cuts, layoffs and other austerity measures that would take effect July 1, will apply to residents making more than $100,000.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  06:48 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/12/2012

Martin O’Malley won’t meet the press Sunday

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has been bumped from an advertised interview Sunday on “Meet the Press.”

By John Wagner  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/11/2012

O’Malley wants fast action from Md. gambling work group

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Friday announced an 11-member work group on the state casino issue to undertake “a fact-driven process, aided by expert analysis.”

By John Wagner  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Montgomery County ambulance fee likely to pass, legislators say

After dueling campaigns, the original bill in 2010 became the first and only law to be struck by referendum.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/11/2012

O’Malley solicits money for Obama fundraiser in Md.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) invited his supporters Friday to attend a June 12 fundraiser for President Obama in Baltimore.

By John Wagner  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/11/2012

O’Malley booked Sunday on ‘Meet the Press’

The Maryland governor returns to the national talk show circuit, when he is booked to discuss same-sex marriage and the 2012 campaign.

By John Wagner  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ film shot outside Md. State House

Visitors to the Maryland State House on Thursday were more likely to catch a glimpse of a movie star than a lawmaker.

By John Wagner  |  09:26 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Same-sex marriage ballot measure in Md.: Will Obama’s statement matter?

Groups on both sides of the issue — which will likely be decided by Maryland voters — have weighed in on the president’s pronouncement.

By John Wagner  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Isiah Leggett introduces amendments to ambulance fee bill in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County executive introduced amendments to a bill that would reinstitute an ambulance fee struck down by referendum in 2010.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:55 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery County

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/08/2012

O’Malley’s band booked for a ‘rollicking evening’

In what has been billed as a chance to forget about his day job, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is scheduled to perform again with his Celtic rock band.

By John Wagner  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/04/2012

O’Malley announces May 14 special session

The Maryland governor said Friday he would summon lawmakers back to work to pass a tax package.

By John Wagner  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Prince George’s officials to hear Cafritz pitch for Whole Foods project

The council will meet on Friday — the fourth day of hearings on whether a mixed-use development with a Whole Foods should be built in the county.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Commission may weigh Md. gambling expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) could soon create a commission to advise the Maryland legislature about a possible gambling expansion.

By John Wagner  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Same-sex marriage opponents in Maryland pleased with petition progress

The group leading the charge against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law says it has collected more than half the signatures needed to put the issue on the November ballot.

By John Wagner  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mayland, gay marriage, Maryland gay marriage

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Maryland lawmakers may return to Annapolis May 14

Maryland leaders are firming up plans for a special session of the legislature, devoted to a revenue package, early that week.

By John Wagner  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Maryland senators Brochin, Kelley challenge redistricting map

A pair of Democratic senators from Baltimore County are among those challenging the constitutionality of the legislative redistricting plan that became law in Maryland earlier this year.

By John Wagner  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Environmental bills to get O’Malley’s signature

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) plans to sign three high-profile environmental bills on Wednesday, touting victories that have largely been overshadowed by the dysfunction at the end of the 90-day session.

By John Wagner and Greg Masters  |  07:51 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Baker, Rawlings-Blake meet with Md. Speaker Busch to press for work on state budget, gambling

The Prince George’s County Executive and Baltimore mayor pressed today for lawmakers to resume work on the state budget and take up a gambling bill this summer.

By John Wagner  |  06:05 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland politics, Maryland, Rushern Baker, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Michael Busch

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Martin O’Malley seeks donations for tuition referendum

The Maryland governor asked for contributions for a campaign to uphold a 2011 law allowing in-state college tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants.

By John Wagner  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Prince George’s Whole Foods project: No decision yet

Prince George’s County District Council today considered a proposal to build a mixed-use development with a Whole Foods Market but did not plan to vote.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economic development, prince george's county, zoning and prince george's county

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012

O’Malley’s transportation secretary stepping down

By Aaron C. Davis  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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