Author: Cynthia Prairie

State Roundup, January 27, 2011

Retiring Appeals Judge Murphy to join lawfirm; UM’s SGA hopes to raise profile in Annapolis; gay marriage bill has 58 delegate co-sponsors; Proposed legislation would ban company gifts to physicians; wiggle room sought on weight limits of farm vehicles; campaign finance reform proposed again; neighbors file complaint as temporary slots parlor ground is broken; Hoyer Twitter hacked at State of the Union, makes for fun reading; Baker sees a long road to Prince George’s reputation redemption; and Snowden appeals judge’s decision.

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State Roundup, January 26, 2011

The state budget spares counties on teacher pension costs, but adds new ones; state leaders say O’Malley falls short on state pension fixes; major tax package would aid roads funds; gay marriage gains momentum — but not for everyone; three jurisdictions join the chorus for allowing BYO-wine; jobless rate steady in state; state police oppose proposal to allow concealed weapons across state lines; and Ruppersberger named top Dem on House Intelligence panel.

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State Roundup, January 25, 2011

New poll numbers are upbeat for O’Malley, same-sex marriage; O’Malley outlines his legislative agenda, including gun crime, child welfare, jobs and greening Maryland; lots of coverage on medical marijuana — it gets an emotional boost from talk-show host Montel Williams who has MS; Frederick senator seeks statewide count of all illegal aliens in schools; legal table games through constitutional amendment or through legislation?; restaurant group against allowing BYO wine; and death penalty revival hits snag as maker of lethal drug halts production.

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State Roundup, January 24, 2011

More indepth budget coverage: DBED gets more funding, Medicaid cut, critics of budget include state workers who may have to pay more into pensions, and Baltimore County not too unhappy with its share; Jacobs elected minority leader; Laurel to hike purses; Baker opens up about corruption in Prince George’s; and Frederick commissioners pull out of pension system.

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State Roundup, January 20, 2011

No surprise that O’Malley’s 2nd inauguration gets lots of coverage: a closer look at his speech and its meanings; how the budget crisis impacted the celebration and will impact his second term; lots of photo galleries of the day and a slew of videos; two weeks before U.S. Rep. Andy Harris gets federal health care and he votes to repeal it for 32 million; does Kittleman’s resignation as minority leader foreshadow plans to run for governor?; PSC OKs merger of FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy; and ambulance fee talk still alive in Montgomery County.

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