Browsing the "February 2012" Category

State Roundup, February 29, 2012

February 29th, 2012 | by Cynthia Prairie

Former Atty Gens. Curran and Sachs line up behind repealing death penalty; religious leaders file to start petition drive to repeal same-sex marriage; school safety cited as reason for long-term student suspensions; maintenance of effort and teacher pension shift continues to dominate county concerns; transgender bias bill gets a hearing; and Democrat John Delaney gets new campaign manager for 6th District race

State Roundup, February 28, 2012

February 28th, 2012 | by Cynthia Prairie

Counties protesting planned teacher pension shift; proposed state program for gifted students under fire; 2008 millionaires' tax may be resurrected while lawmakers seek to find ways to close budget gap; labor unions rally at the State House; state concerned that fracking in one county could affect outdoor recreation in another; and as 6th District Congressional race heats up with new ads, new controversies, and lots of candidate forums

State Roundup, February 27, 2012

February 27th, 2012 | by Cynthia Prairie

The state is expected to seek No Child Left Behind waiver; Senate Pres Miller says his vote against gay marriage puts him on wrong side of history, O'Malley to sign bill into law on Thursday; Julius Henson trial postponed; state Sen. Garagiola continues to take heat over undisclosed income from lobbying firm; and the all-white, all-male Arundel council in spotlight over replacement deadlock

State Roundup, February 24, 2012

February 24th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Same-sex marriage passes Senate: tons of coverage about the vote, the debate, and the promised referendum; O'Malley testifies on wind power; AAA bond rating affirmed in time for bond sale; Harris says fix the economy before the Chesapeake Bay; Cardin, Mikulski fight possible mail sorting move to Delaware; lead paint protections too costly for landlords

State Roundup, February 23, 2012

February 23rd, 2012 | by admin

Casino fight heats up in PG County; one-day delay on same-sex marriage; Board of Public Works delays travel plaza contract; disability advocates praise O’Malley funding plan; teacher pension shift still in play; Hoyer and O’Donnell top fundraisers in 5th District; Brochin not happy with redrawn district

State Roundup, February 22, 2012

February 22nd, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Same-sex marriage bill moves to the Senate floor; "Gun day" in Annapolis; Frederick County makes English the official language; transgender discrimination bill passes in Towson; manure use on farmland; maintenance of effort and the pension shift to counties.

State Roundup, February 21, 2012

February 21st, 2012 | by admin

Same-sex marriage bill to be considered by Senate committee today; Catholics in Annapolis in time to lobby against it; Cardin endorsed by ministers and Jacobs endorsed by Harris; gas tax could cost $400 per household; costs of ending coal tax incentives; Anne Arundel legislators oppose proposed National Harbor casino

State Roundup, February 20, 2012

February 20th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Recapping and looking ahead on same-sex marriage; red vote may cost Del. Arora; Currie censured; illegal immigrant tuition referendum moving forward; Kamenetz tries to combine county and school functions to deal with pension shift, while some localities just say no; Women's Caucus renews efforts to get Tubman statue in U.S. Capitol

State Roundup, February 17, 2012

February 17th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

Lots on the delays and drama of the same-sex marriage debate; ethics committee recommends censuring Currie; Schurick sentenced to home detention and community service; public defender mandate postponed by high court; no redistricting hearings; Baker proposes $1B casino in National Harbor

State Roundup, February 16, 2012

February 16th, 2012 | by Cynthia Prairie

Jurisdiction chiefs unite to blast teacher pension shift to locals; as bill hits House floor, Republican Del. Hogan won't support gay marriage; uniform policy in treating students' serious allergies sought for public schools; bill would extend protective orders in domestic violence; Schurick wants new trial in robocall case; and state Sen. Garagiola goes after primary opponent for donating to a Republican

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