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State Roundup, September 18, 2014

September 18th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

State says it has resettled more than 2,800 immigrant children, launches website to help them further; law prof who is teaching state public defenders to better serve poor clients wins MacArthur grant; Lt. Gov. Brown urges state to balance need to meet minority contracting goals and getting best deal; Montgomery GOP out thumping the tub to create two-party rule; Gov. Christie helps bring in $400,000 for Hogan campaign; Hogan now demanding probe into rival’s relationship with PAC; state GOP admits it used Ravens logo without permission; and Prince George’s exec seeks to extend term limits


State Roundup, September 17, 2014

September 17th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

The state intends to limit consumer access to the new health exchange when it rolls out in November in an attempt to be able to easily fix problems that might pop up; athletes to run the 3rd Congressional District to call attention to gerrymandering; Maryland Public Policy Institute, consumer advocacy group rate the session, legislators; new Brown ad attacks Hogan on abortion, gun control; O’Malley to head across the pond to meet with like-minded wonks over CitiStat; U.S. Sen. Cardin resurrects federal anti-profiling proposal; Frederick candidates debate stormwater fee; Howard hopeful Watson touts platform on aging issues; and sponsor of Montgomery public campaign financing bill challenges amendment


State Roundup, September 16, 2014

September 16th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Despite deadline, medical marijuana commission still has unfinished business; 11,000 pieces of surplus DOD weapons, equipment transferred to state law agencies since 1995; Franchot calls for three-year hiatus on tax hikes; 200 Dept. of Environment workers given leave after office bed bug invasion; the man behind Caesars Entertainment is a math wizard; portrait of Frederick Douglass hung in Government House; it’s not just candidates who file campaign finance complaints; Hogan, Brown see transit projects in two different lights; Dems blast Hogan over 1994 bankruptcy; NOW asks gov candidates views on women’s issues; and the next Arundel County exec will get a pay raise


State Roundup, September 15, 2014

September 15th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Transportation Trust Fund “lockbox” on the November ballot as constitutional amendment; GOP candidate for attorney general sees himself as a counterweight to a Democratic stronghold; Republican political newcomer challenges Sen. Astle; Bowie & Jensen founder seeks seat as Democrat in heavily Republican district; despite Brown lead in latest poll, analysis finds Hogan poll may be more accurate; Hogan drop pounds on the hustings; Hogan ad slams Brown on health exchange; DGA ad slams Hogan on education; Doug Duncan takes Leadership D.C. role; Ehrlich tests presidential waters in N.H.; Baltimore City mayor released from hospital; Arundel Council to vote on lesser hike in county exec salary; and cost estimate for public financing of Montgomery elections much less, new study finds


State Roundup, September 12, 2014

September 12th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

O’Malley urges Hispanic Bar members to help represent immigrant children; developers take aim at DBED for ignoring them; slots revenue has been helping state’s horse racing industry; Frederick police save woman’s life with new OD drug; U.S. senators seek zero tolerance for domestic violence policy from NFL; Washington County political forums to help introduce public to local races; in Howard County exec race forum, Kittleman blasts Watson over mailers; Arundel exec race must look toward social, new media; Young says he’ll give up businesses if elected as Frederick County exec; and O’Malleys search for new Baltimore City home


State Roundup, September 11, 2014

September 11th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

U.S. Rep. Harris drops bid to lead GOP Study Committee; proposals to change Maryland’s business climate include privatizing programs in DBED; O’Malley meets with panel formed to improve training of first responders dealing with those intellectual disabilities; former Gov. Hughes’ grandson charged in heroin ring; Caesars’ financial problems were ignored; Hogan says he’ll aggressively seek African-American votes; Democrats file formal complaint over Hogan’s campaign bus; President Obama expected at Fort McHenry tomorrow; and Prince George’s Baker works to forge local ties with China


State Roundup, September 10, 2014

September 10th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

While key points are still unresolved, state panel moves forward with medical marijuana management; state’s new move-over law encompassing tow trucks takes effect Oct. 1; despite a burning hot Horseshoe casino, owner Caesars continues to fiddle with financial problems; Cecil County, state at odds over land use maps; gubernatorial candidate Brown forms business panel; DGA to buy ads for Brown campaign; Dems say Hogan not paying full fare for bus; Neverdon loses again in fight to gain ballot spot; and Montgomery County Council poised to pass Styrofoam ban


State Roundup, September 9, 2014

September 9th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. O’Malley, President Obama and others react to latest video, firing of Raven Ray Rice; gubernatorial candidate Hogan says rival Brown’s relationship to Super PAC is so cozy it’s illegal; Maryland, PA lawmakers spar over cleanup of Chesapeake Bay; Senate President Miller’s ‘clear choice’ to head Senate Judicial Proceedings panel isn’t necessarily that clear; Hogan upbeat about campaign chances; Red Maryland claims bias in Herald-Mail coverage of Bongino, Delaney; Prince George’s Council raise proposal raises eyebrows; more Washington County school buses to get traffic cams; and Baltimore: The city of slogans


State Roundup, September 8, 2014

September 8th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Maryland seeks to prevent rise in heroin overdoses by putting antidote in hand of addicts, police, among others; with Supreme Court elimination of aggregation limits, Maryland lacks way to track big campaign donors; Horseshoe took in 7% of state’s casino cash in first six days of operation; Virginia could learn a lesson or two about political corruption from Maryland; General Election campaigns begin in earnest; Hogan’s rolling office raises eyebrows; LGBT community honors O’Malley, who is also praised by fellow Dems on immigration stands; Dem state Sen. Brochin has a tough fight ahead in more conservative district; Ehrlich heads to N.H.; and moving Renaissance Festival become campaign issue in Arundel exec race


State Roundup, September 5, 2014

September 5th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Federal judge orders Maryland to allow disabled voters to use absentee ballots online while state officials say they are ready to do so; panel looking into training police to deal with developmentally disabled will meet with Gov. O’Malley next week; while Anne Arundel leans Republican, more give big to Democratic candidates; in race for Arundel County exec, candidates get ready to debate; O’Malley pushes donors to “Team O” candidates running tough out-of-state races; O’Malley touts 2024 Olympics in D.C.; Cardin, Mikulski push for refinancing of student loans; and Montgomery police tout restraint in use of surprise federal weapons



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