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Maryland delegate is source for Romney gear in Tampa

August 29th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

As Maryland's delegates to the Republican National Convention schmoozed with fellow convention goers at Sunday night's welcoming party here, Brian Harlin was nowhere to be seen. In addition to serving as one of Maryland's pledged delegates, Harlin works as the convention's master vendor for all things Romney sold through his GOP Shoppe of Glen Burnie

Greens and Libertarians are back on Maryland ballot

August 27th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Miffed with Mitt? Had it with Obama? The Greens and Libertarians are back in business in Maryland elections. On Monday, the State Board of Elections told leaders of the Green Party and the Libertarian Party that they had collected enough valid petition signatures to be put back on the November ballot

Tea Party Marylanders in Tampa want focus on fiscal issues

August 27th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

TAMPA, Fla. - Maryland tea party supporters will try to use this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to shift the focus away from more divisive social issues to their message of fiscal responsibility, conservative leaders said. But both locally and nationally, social issues continue to compete for the spotlight with the election's top issue: the economy.

Maryland delegates to GOP convention in Tampa adjusting to Isaac

August 26th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

TAMPA, FLA. - Maryland delegates continued to arrive in Tampa Sunday afternoon as Tropical Storm Isaac brewed overhead and Republican National Convention officials scrambled to trim the four-day program down to three. Despite shifts in speakers and events, delegates said they are flexible and eager to achieve their main goal: nominating Mitt Romney and preparing for the fall campaign

Online ballot marking for absentee voters approved, but potential for fraud questioned

August 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Thousands of absentee voters from Maryland will be the first to mark their ballots online this fall, as the attorney general gave the green light to the State Board of Elections Thursday. But at least one advocacy organization said the new online ballot marking program, along with the state’s just started online registration process, is open to voter fraud.

Md. teachers finding hungry kids in their classes

August 23rd, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Public school teachers in Maryland say they are seeing students who regularly come to school hungry and some teachers purchase food weekly for these students. A new report finds that 63% of Maryland teachers surveyed say children are not getting enough to eat at home and this is having a negative effect on students’ academic performance.

Bad day for bureaucrats seeking money from Board of Public Works

August 23rd, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

It was a bad day for bureaucrats at the Board of Public Works Wednesday – at least for several state officials who had to defend their spending plans to the three-member board that must approve all major state contracts. In the end, most of the state agencies got the money they came for, but not before some uncomfortable questions and critical remarks came their way about slow payments and outsourcing loan-making and faculty hiring.

Miller in command: A ‘Dear John’ phone call and counting the days

August 22nd, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

No one doubts that this month’s special session of the General Assembly to expand gaming wouldn’t have happened without the insistence and persistence of Senate President Mike Miller, who’s been pushing slots and gambling for a decade. A few loose ends from the session point out Miller’s command of the process and close attention to every stray vote.

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