Browsing the "November 2011" Category

State Roundup, November 30, 2011

November 30th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Jury begins to hear testimony on robocall case; via Skype, O'Malley touts India mission, forged deals; state faces backlog of 300 pollution violation cases; fertilizer regulations put on hold; hurricane season costs top $41 million in state; and commission to monitor Frederick's toughened stand on illegal immigrants


State Roundup, November 29, 2011

November 29th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

DDA to answer for unspent millions; small but growing number of legal immigrants oppose Dream Act; state panel leaves details of septic regulations to lawmakers, governor; India trip already returning with business; Ehrlich aide in court over robo-calls; Ron Smith signs off at WBAL-AM; Arundel councilman gets jail; and Johnson prosecutors outline sentence request


State Roundup, November 28, 2011

November 28th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

PlanMaryland temporarily on hold; companies with interests in Maryland are donating big time to the Democratic Governors Association; Top 50 business and individual tax scofflaws owe $21 million, Franchot says; law requiring anti-freeze additive to take effect; state medical schools see rise in applications; O'Malley's trade mission takes him to Qatar; supercommittee's failure will also mean cuts to local programs; Bartlett will run in the 6th; UMCP to cut eight athletic programs; and the Obamas attend a TU basketball game.


State Roundup, November 23, 2011

November 23rd, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

7,000 drivers show up for opening of new ICC link; Maryland adds 3,100 jobs in October; Western Marylanders divided over drawbacks, benefits of fracking; state task force backs off on tougher septic system curbs; Arundel legislators question financial benefit of Housing Dept. move from Crownsville; Frederick commissioner challenges state redistricting map; Prince George's County exec, council due for pay raises during a time of cutbacks; and federal prosecutors seek long sentence for Jack Johnson


State Roundup, November 22, 2011

November 22nd, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Redistricting challenge to move to appellate court; renewable energy outlays expected to recoup $3.2 million over five years; state to move on fertilizer restrictions despite complaints of weakened regs; Conservation Voters to revive failed environmental bills; effects of supercommittee's failure expected to reach all sectors of Maryland; slots parlors don't meet minority contract baseline; Miller asks ethics committee to look into Currie actions; Hoyer says he'll back Edwards; Montgomery police union gets bargaining curbs on the ballot; and Howard County Council takes up transgendered rights.


State Roundup, November 21, 2011

November 21st, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Developmental Disabilities Administration refused to aid family despite $25 million in unspent funds; lawmakers begin to consider possibility of fracking tax; Miller wants super-majority vote to transfer transportation money; mishandles nursing certificates pulled; Hamer considers suing Charles County over new districts; Howard County considers protections for transgendered residents; and Frederick County bans county workers from ever working for companies that do business with county


State Roundup, November 18, 2011

November 18th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

O'Malley defends farm in letter to law school; DBED to pay for a dozen on India trip; new head of SHA is a woman; Maryland hopes to clean up the air even more; Elkridge residents skeptical on CSX facility; poll says Edwards has 68% favorable rating in new district; and planning board challenges Frederick County Commissioners on land use changes


State Roundup, November 17, 2011

November 17th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Maryland's poor women to get upgraded health coverage in the new year; Maryland lazy when it comes to reporting records to national gun database; Rocky Gap bidders chat, while one partner reports not-so-great quarterly earnings; only one Maryland millionaire in pro-millionaires tax hike group; and Baltimore County wrestles with ethics laws


State Roundup, November 16, 2011

November 16th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Lt. Gov. Brown says momentum is toward gay marriage; Prince George's tables slots ban bill; caution urged as lawmakers consider strengthening child-abuse reporting law; film workers see a payoff as state puts more money into the industry; O'Malley takes a cast of 100 on trip to India; state GOP will move from pricey West Street office; Henson trial delayed; Karl Rove protested; Duncan won't run in 6th; and local GOP asks county councilman to return pay


State Roundup, November 15, 2011

November 15th, 2011 | by Cynthia Prairie

Despite funding, achievement gaps remain between whites and minorities, rich and poor; new rules could be too much for some truck vendors; Prince George's to propose year-round schools; and Caesar's promises world-class gambling venue in south Baltimore complete with steakhouse and 4,000 car garage; and city to host Green Party convention



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