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Senates Past gets the inside baseball about the Orioles present

February 27th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

How do you get Orioles manager Buck Showalter to quit sunny Sarasota, Fla., on the first week of spring training to come to Annapolis on a snowy Thursday and address an aging group of senators, ex-senators and their friends? You get longtime Orioles owner Peter Angelos to fly him up on a charter jet, put him in a suit and tie, and make it look like it was the most normal thing in the world for this Mississippi boy to schmooze and pose for pictures with a bunch of pols


Goodbye House, hello Senate

February 5th, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Republican Dels. Justin Ready of Carroll County and Andrew Serafini of Washington County got appointed by the governor and sworn in to their new Senate seats so fast on Monday that they didn’t have time to bid farewell to their former House colleagues till Tuesday


Hogan to fill 3 Assembly vacancies

January 28th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Gov. Larry Hogan told MarylandReporter.com Wednesday morning that he expected to have a meeting later in the day to discuss appointments, including the filling of three vacancies in the legislature he caused by naming two senators and a delegate to posts within his administration.


Hogans, Rutherfords pack it in

January 25th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Gov. Larry Hogan donned a hair net for the final inaugural event where he and his wife Yumi, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and his wife Monica, other politicos and average citizens packed macaroni and cheese packs for the Maryland Food Bank


O’Malley’s final BPW meeting — smiles, applause and budget cuts

January 8th, 2015 | by Len Lazarick

Twice a month for eight years, Gov. Martin O'Malley has presided over the Board of Public Works. Its three members all describe it as a unique institution in American state government where three independently elected state officials get to review every major government contract and purchase, from health insurance and prison food service to university dorms and wetland permits. Wednesday was O'Malley's last session as governor, and at Comptroller Peter Franchot's suggestion, the audience gave O'Malley a standing ovation.



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