Robey named Md. Senate majority leader

October 23, 2013

Democratic Senate President Mike Miller announced Wednesday night that Howard County Sen. Jim Robey will become majority leader of the Senate for Robey's final year. He replaces Sen. Rob Garagiola who resigned in August. In the surprise announcement at a fundraiser for the man running to succeed Robey in District 13 -- Del. Guy Guzzone -- Miller also said that Guzzone would fill Robey's seat on the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in 2015. [...more]

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Senate Finance Committee kills $3 hike in minimum wage

March 21, 2013

A bill to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $10 an hour died in the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. It was defeated in an 8-3 vote with several senators explaining that they opposed the legislation in spite of their sympathy for low-wage workers because the timing was not right for a wage increase. [...more]

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Minimum wage hike would boost economy or destroy jobs, friends and foes say

March 10, 2013

An initiative to raise minimum wage to $10 an hour in two years promises to be among the most controversial economic issues debated at the Maryland General Assembly this year. Sponsored by Sen. Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, and Del. Aisha Braveboy, D-Prince George’s, the initiative would reshape the state’s job market for low income workers. [...more]

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Economist backs lower Md. corporate tax, and some legislators agree

November 11, 2012

In the midst of America’s fiscal crisis, economist Anirban Basu told members of Maryland’s Chamber of Commerce that it is imperative for the state to lower corporate income tax to create better opportunity to attract capital investment to offset the impact of decreased federal spending. [...more]

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Gambling win gives Senate president the ‘sine die’ he expected 4 months ago

August 15, 2012

By the bare minimum of 71 votes, the House of Delegates Monday night gave Senate President Mike Miller the kind of “sine die” adjournment he had expected April 9: The delegates passed a bill asking voters in November to approve table games and a sixth gambling casino in Prince George’s County. [...more]

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Delaney out raised Bartlett in 6th District 2-to-1, but starts out even for the general; FEC questions Bartlett’s filings

June 7, 2012

Even without the $1.7 million Democratic congressional candidate John Delaney loaned himself to defeat party establishment favorite Rob Garagiola, Delaney managed to raise twice as much money during the primary election as Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, now his general election opponent. But heading into the fall campaign, both candidates started with about $300,000 cash on hand. And Delaney’s campaign says the wealthy commercial banker from Potomac will not be financing himself, as he did for much his primary expenses. [...more]

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Bartlett and Delaney win by double digits in 6th District race

April 4, 2012

Political newcomer John Delaney pummeled Democratic favorite state Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola in the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary 54% to 29%. Delaney now advances to the general election where he will square off with Republican primary winner, 10-term Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. [...more]

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Bartlett supporters attack Brinkley over marital problems

April 1, 2012

After weeks of a relatively subdued campaign, a group allegedly aligned with 10-term Republican Roscoe Bartlett sent a bombshell of an email on Saturday to registered Republicans in Montgomery County’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District attacking Sen. David Brinkley. [...more]

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Full video coverage: 6th District Democrats questioned on a dozen topics

March 27, 2012

The Democratic candidates for the seat in the redrawn 6th Congressional District took part in a two-hour debate Sunday sponsored by AARP Maryland and The candidates answered questions on 12 different topics. [...more]

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Pooran campaign sees positive polling numbers, candidate donates $200K to campaign

March 22, 2012

Dr. Milad Pooran, the candidate who views himself as the real progressive in the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, is putting $200,000 of his own money into his campaign, with only 11 days remaining till the primary. Favorable data from a poll conducted for the Pooran campaign by Public Policy Polling last week triggered the decision, said Pooran Campaign Manager Walter Ludwig. [...more]

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