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State Roundup, June 23, 2014

June 23rd, 2014 | by Len Lazarick

Candidates switch into get-out-the-vote mode; is Maryland not as liberal as its government?; Maryland lost jobs last month; out-of-state groups spend on attorney general race; 16,000 vooting machines on the go; continuing problems with the health care exchange; two Anne Arundel Council candidates labeled “extremists” by law center; Harris aims for leadership; controversy in Anne Arundel delegate races; Del. O’Donnell endorses Neuman over Schuh; media organizations win dispute over emails in Carroll County; spending, issues in Carroll County races; HoCo teachers at impasse over contract; O’Malley spends two days in Iowa and gets a good reception; Montomgery school board candidates highlight achievement gap; in PG, County Exec Baker seeks even more control over school board; and local summary of Dorchester and Talbot county races

State Roundup, June 20, 2014

June 20th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

With the state closing in on the deadline to have a functioning health exchange website, it’s difficult to determine where it stands, if its on budget and who’s overseeing it; immigrant advocates criticise O’Malley policy that was supposed to help; in runup to the June 24 primary, the Democratic race for state Attorney General is getting tighter; Del. Griffith hopes to overcome establishment to win Sen. Currie’s seat; who’s running for delegate in District 36? It’s a crowded field; former Gov. Ehrlich finds himself in demand by other Republicans; 11 interesting tidbits about gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur, including how to pronounce her last name; and Montgomery County exec candidates listen at forum

State Roundup, June 19, 2014

June 19th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Early voting ends tonight while Wednesday sees the strongest turnout since early voting began in 2010; gubernatorial candidate Mizeur accepts the mantel of encourager-in-chief for other women seeking office; Hogan blasts Patent Office decision on Redskins name; Brown walks a balancing beam between loyalty to O’Malley and independence; U.S. Rep. Delaney begins running ads, despite lack of primary opposition; and GOP primary race for Anne Arundel exec race is one of the more contentious

State Roundup, June 18, 2014

June 18th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Despite apathy, early voting numbers are up; Cardin withdraws lawsuit after PAC files finance reports; despite uphill battle, governor candidate Mizeur focuses on possibilities; new Gansler ad spins his noted bluntness; Rodricks interviews Lollar, Mizeur, George; challenger to Sen. Gladden faces charges in Texas; run downs on several other races; and in tough Arundel exec race, Schuh and Neuman gather endorsements

State Roundup, June 17, 2014

June 17th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Six states, D.C. sign new Chesapeake Bay Watershed pact; Maryland receives $7 million to protect against future storms; Del. Cardin accuses Frosh supporters and fellow lawmakers of intimidating campaign staff, removing signs at early voting site; Gansler, in his run for governor, takes on the mantel of a scrappy contender; Brown’s success based on discipline, attention to detail; Brown says he’s open to allowing independents vote in primary; Gansler supporters chide their candidate for skewed anti-Brown ad; in General Assembly races: Del. Parrott outspends rivals; Sen. Brinkley -- on horseback -- gets a run for his money from Del. Hough, who’s on foot; Democratic leadership eyes weaknesses in incumbency for Districts 31B and 33; and Julius Henson can continue his own campaign -- but can’t work on others

State Roundup, June 16, 2014

June 16th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

People with developmental disabilities have access to on-the-job training. But does the sub-minimum wage that they are paid mean that they are actually being exploited?; the Common Core standards continue to cause confusion as to their actual worth; phosphorus levels continue to rise in rivers that feed the Bay; early voting turnout is better than expected; news outlets begin to wrap up their primary candidate coverage. Today, Districts 1C, 2A, 4, 5, 31, 35B and 41; Brian Frosh outraises, outspends his attorney general primary race opponents; Doug Gansler plans to file a campaign finance violation complaint against both the Brown-Ulman campaign; Gov. O'Malley in New Hampshire; final debate between Arundel exec candidates Neuman and Schuh more cordial than before; and as primary nears, Schuh and Neuman open their wallets

State Roundup, June 13, 2014

June 13th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

State seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by family of Ethan Saylor; unaffiliated voters numbers on the rise but all shut out of June 24 primary; Democrat drops out of District 16 Delegates race; in District 45, Henson fires back at McFadden; Prince George's County Exec Baker manages to remain neutral in face of home-county candidates; Lollar reaches across party lines to attract Democrats; while GOP gubernatorial candidates want reversal of O'Malley tax hikes, they split over the income tax; Gansler jumps into tax-cut fray, seeking cuts for middle class families; Leggett opponent blasts developer donations; in Neuman-Schuh race, bikers drive an issue; Baltimore County superintendent cited for ethics violations; and Daily Record owner emerges from Chapter

State Roundup, June 12, 2014

June 12th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Early voting starts today; with two vacating seats, Montgomery's District 20 House race becomes hugely competitive; anti-smoking group backs incumbent McFadden in Senate race against Henson; polls tighten between Cardin and Frosh in attorney general race; Republican candidate for governor to hold one more televised forum before June 24 primary; former Rep. Bartlett backs Craig for governor; for candidate Ron George, it's all about Main Street; Gansler attacks Mizeur over lack of college degree; and Arundel council chair Grasso backs Neuman for county exec

State Roundup, June 11, 2014

June 11th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Vendor apparently finds a loophole in the new speed camera reform law; Cecil County sample ballots list wrong polling place; Hershey Co. isn't sending kisses to Steve Hershey for chocolate-colored campaign signs; in the contentious race for AG, whose accusations were correct?; Ruppersberger backs Cardin, Delaney backs Frosh; in governor's race, Brown holds solid lead in new Post poll; if resumes could win elections, Craig would be the GOP nominee for governor; gubernatorial candidates on corporate income tax cut and roads funding; Brown airs ads in Spanish; and Blaine Young spends big time in campaign for Frederick County exec

State Roundup, June 10, 2014

June 10th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

As drivers become more aware, speed camera revenues are on the decline; Glendening continues to tout Smart Growth as a driver of economic development; state highway crews work to stem problems of campaign signs as a roadside distraction; in race for attorney general, Frosh and Cardin trade punches during Monday's debate while Braveboy stays out of the fray; most gubernatorial hopefuls are expected to show at Maryland Municipal League event; Mizeur issues new ad; latest fund-raising cycle puts Brown past O'Malley totals by $2 million; and no matter what year and who is running, the race for Arundel County exec is important to the Maryland

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