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State Roundup, Aug. 1, 2014

August 1st, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

GOP gubernatorial candidate Hogan blames Baltimore City’s ‘food deserts’ on O’Malley-Brown tax policies; Del. Davis, eyeing Larry Hogan situation, will seek tougher rules for politicians over public financing, Daily Record gives outgoing health chief Sharfstein high marks; Del. Cardin blames smear on loss for attorney general; sediment behind the Conowingo Dam remains priority in relicensing; three non-Maryland Senators seek tougher penalties by NFL against Ravens’ Ray Rice in assault; and, in an opinion piece, opponent to League of the South Arundel Council candidate, asks some pointed questions about Peroutka’s various positions

State Roundup, July 31, 2014

July 31st, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

O’Malley touts state’s entrepreneurial innovation, socially progressive moves; state health chief Sharfstein to move to Hopkins school of health at end of O’Malley’s term; Montgomery Exec Leggett says county will adhere to its history, accept immigrant children; state to aid business’s expansion in Hagerstown; Del. Cardin says he was victim of “smear campaign”; Michael Peroutka, Southern secessionist Arundel County Council candidate, won’t back away from controversial views, doubles down against detractors; and state grant to aid 85 pre-K tots in Frederick

State Roundup, July 30, 2014

July 30th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Two Maryland sites, one Virginia site in competition for new FBI HQ; Chesapeake lawmakers continue to push for honest labeling of crab meat origins; Maryland Public Service Commission orders Baltimore City, Baltimore County cabbies to install credit card machines; Montgomery County Corrections Facility’s work readiness program draws national attention; controversial Arundel Council candidate Peroutka to hold presser; judge dismisses foreclosure suit against Del. McConkey, wife; and Prince George’s Council OKs extending term limits, must be voted on by public

State Roundup, July 29, 2014

July 29th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Gov. O’Malley, religious leaders seek foster families for immigrant children, seeking homes for as many as 2,000. A Baltimore County Council candidate says she supports accepting 50 in Timonium; two freight railroad companies seek to stop Maryland Department of the Environment from disclosing crude oil shipment information; state pension officials tout 14.37% return after setting expectation at 7.7%; state, Frederick County officials agree to wait on sale of life care facilities; state pre-K grant could help 100 Washington County toddlers; Annapolis Housing Board creates emeritus post for Carl Snowden after mayor refuses to reappoint him; and minority contractor advocate Arnold Jolivet has died.

State Roundup, July 28, 2014

July 28th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

As federal stats find that many immigrant children end up in D.C. area, Gov. O’Malley stands firm on helping children who are “fleeing death;” Sen. Pugh writes about problem of sending Maryland’s troubled youth to out-of-state facilities; SSA fails to provide fuller accounting of problems with computer system; pension fund earns 14% return; Del. Morhaim, advocate for medical marijuana, criticizes regulations that could stop docs from participating; Arundel County Council candidate draws fire from state GOP for secessionist leanings as many distance themselves; U.S. Sen. Mikulski seeks truth in crab labeling; U.S. Rep. Delaney says Annapolis ignores Western Maryland; GOP gubernatorial candidate Hogan goes to the fair; and GOP opponent to Baltimore County executive seeks more transparency

State Roundup, July 25, 2014

July 25th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

State officials say agencies must do more to flag financial problems at groups homes; inter-government squabble may have played role in approval of wetland permit for Cove Point gas export facility; Frederick sheriff briefs county leaders on border visit, says “full deployment of military” needed; O’Malley says heroin death are on the rise; U.S. Rep. Harris’ “D.C. constituents” crowd his office with complaints; 3rd complaint filed against gubernatorial candidate Hogan over Change Maryland finances; secessionist candidate for Arundel council draws attention of gubernatorial hopefuls; and Frederick County unity event disrupted by GOP exec candidate

State Roundup, July 24, 2014

July 24th, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

While Larry Hogan blames O’Malley-Brown for Beretta move, the Sun editorial board digs up an article from the Nashville Business Journal that outlines all the incentives that Tennessee offered to the gunmaker; BPW approves a natural gas export facility despite residents’ objections in a long meeting that put the governor’s patience, ability to stay awake to the test; BPW also approves BWI expansion for more international flights; opinionmakers are seeing the immigration crisis as a humanitarian one; first Brown-Hogan faceoff set for next month; anti-smoking advocates set sights on tax hike after election victories; Ulman gets the OK to give charities campaign donations from indicted executive; NAACP to hold annual convention in Baltimore; Kittleman hits the airwaves in race for Howard County exec; and Prince George’s extends term limits to three terms

State Roundup, July 23, 2014

July 23rd, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Citing Maryland’s new tough gun laws, Beretta announces move of manufacturing arm to Tennessee, while corporate HQ will remain; meanwhile, the state defends the assault-style weapons, magazine ban in court; Mikulski to introduce spending bill to deal with flow of immigrant children; Sheriff Jenkins returns from border to talk about the situation; state to offer health coverage for gender-reassignment surgery; low voter turnout catches the attention of NAACP, Montgomery County as Cardin teams with Rand over ex-con voting rights; Sen. Hershey told to stop with the chocolate campaign signs; passenger in Dwyer boating accident drops one suit, still sues the delegate; and Arundel councilman again pledges to donate salary if re-elected

State Roundup, July 22, 2014

July 22nd, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

O’Malley, religious leaders meet to discuss possible solutions to the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children, focus on foster care for those in Maryland and reuniting with families. But Del. Pat McDonough suggests a tent city on the U.S.-Mexico border; groups push for redistricting reform to avoid gerrymandering and deeper political divides; Maryland Health Benefit Exchange failed in public information requests more than 3 in 10 times; venture capital funds in Maryland going to cybersecurity firms; Aris Melissaratos named interim dean of Stevenson U. business school; and Eastern Shore emergency radio system comes on line

State Roundup, July 21, 2014

July 21st, 2014 | by Cynthia Prairie

Baltimore County officials, candidates oppose Catholic Charities’ offer to harbor immigrant children but Gov. O’Malley to meet with religious leaders today on proposal; illegals face one huge hurdle when coming here -- finding a lawyer; proposal to reduce state inspections of health care facilities; SHA begins test runs with porous concrete in effort to control runoff; control advocates say gun laws are working; federal plan to release some drug offenders early could free 600-plus in Maryland; state cuts program mortgage rate to encourage Western Maryland home buying; MVA’s ‘most helpful person’ dies; poll finds most voters don’t know who O’Malley is; O’Malley fund-raising retreat brings in $125,000 for congressional candidates; Baltimore City councilman criticizes Baltimore County exec over Red Line stance; Frederick County council candidates take a wait and see approach to new charter; and Cecil considers capping tax assessment hikes at lower level

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