Archive | September 2011

State Roundup, September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

Grassley gets documents to scrutinize Baltimore public housing; PG's political sway should remain intact despite political abuse scandals; new texting laws and several others go into effect Saturday; Perryville casino rakes in $101 million in first year; public-private partnerships gaining momentum. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011

The People's Counsel asks the PSC to probe deeper into BGE's performance in hurricane cleanup; PSC sets hearings on sale of BGE parent company to Exelon; several slots bids rejected; O'Malley names seven to Circuit Court bench; Currie trial continues with state highway chief's testimony; PA chemical containers end up in Chesapeake Bay; state Sen. Muse may challenge U.S. Sen. Cardin in primary; and feds probe Baltimore County government. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011

PSC gets an earful over BGE's Irene cleanup, possible rate hikes; with the latest bids on slots in Baltimore and Western Maryland, the state's gambling future is finally taking shape; health department hopes to ban sale of crib bumper pads; prosecutors, defense paint vastly different pictures of Ulysses Currie as his trial begins; Rick Perry raises $75,000 at Baltimore breakfast; and councilman proposes banning slots in Prince George's. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

State seeks laid-off workers at Morgan Chase, BP Solar job retraining; commission to vote on recommendations to increase transportation funding; Washington County delegation reimbursement for Annapolis session broken down; Currie jury selected; Constellation partner threatens to vote against Exelon deal; and state dairy industry drying up. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

Sides are gearing up for battle over 2012 same-sex marriage proposal; the trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie starts; a number of bids come in for city, Rocky Gap slots; Holocaust survivors hope to take Maryland victory over French railroad company to Washington; Harris, Mikulski unite to help seafood industry; Prince George's delegate charged with stealing from campaign fund to pay for wedding; and the Baltimore Sun to throw up a paywall. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

MdTA approves lower toll increases that pacify some, inflame others; Maryland in line for No Child Left Behind waivers; Judicial Watch intervenes in DREAM Act lawsuit for petition signers; foreign worker wage hike postponed 60 days but Mikulski still wants a year; disputes have held up all local spending with Rocky Gap revenues; O'Malley, Rawlings-Blake urging passage of federal jobs bill; pensions for felons; a delegate's farm deal; and negative assessment of BRAC preparations. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

State's economic future on shaky ground; O'Malley to target joblessness in special session; scientists swarm to Bay following latest storms; state Bay cleanup requirements frustrating local jurisdictions; Landow to bid on Rocky Gap casino; some of BGE bill on Irene cleanup to be passed along to consumers; bigger Howard County Council considered; and city budget shortfall predicted. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Housing Department move a boon for New Carrollton, a bust for Anne Arundel County; McDonough accuses O'Malley of “hate speech;” Exelon urged to freeze Maryland rate hikes as a sweetener to merger; two Western Maryland wind projects considered; Washington County fire association blasted for hoarding funds; Montgomery curbs take-home vehicle use; Conaway seeks prosecution of race winner; and future of Jewish Times in court's hands. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011

Cordish hopes to lure wealthy Chinese to invest in his casino; O'Malley asks state to nix Constellation sale to Exelon; Garagiola pushes for gas tax for transportation needs; Del. Mizeur wants Dems to reject tar sands pipeline; what's your GPI?; Western Maryland counties consider forming coalition to lobby in Annapolis; Frederick County could add hours to the 35-hour workweek; while Baltimore County is seeking to cut workforce by 200; it's primary day for Leslie Johnson's Prince George's seat; and an undecided and interesting council race in Baltimore. [...more]

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State Roundup, September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

Maryland loses more jobs, O'Malley not discouraged; state Housing Dept. to move to New Carrollton Metro station; state to get federal disaster aid, but Anne Arundel left out of the mix; tightened vehicular manslaughter law set to take effect; a colorful State House dome draws fans; former Del. McKee released from prison; Prince George's puts on a business-friendly face; and Wicomico begins charter review work with committee appointments. [...more]

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