Author: Cynthia Prairie

State Roundup, March 22, 2011

State seeks to regulate for-profit colleges; Miller proposes merging UM’s College Park, Baltimore campuses; union leaders back House changes to retiree pension plans over O’Malley proposal; cutting BWI fire staff proposed; lawmakers to ponder several anti-fish poaching bills; more on the environment front: wind power rally in Annapolis, electric car incentives and bottled water ban; and 3% hike in alcohol tax also proposed.

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State Roundup, Monday, March 21, 2011

Lots of coverage on the House Appropriations Committee’s changes to O’Malley’s budget proposal: some cuts rolled back, retirees prescription plan lowered, some vehicle fees hiked; Pipken suggests Maryland’s DC burbs pay for Purple Line; extending millionaire’s tax proposed; MVA to computerize motor-voter registration; cameras proposed for school buses — to catch passing drivers; state may curb job applicant credit checks; opinions abound — wind farms, local courtesy and gay marriage; and why road tolls will hike over the next few years;

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State Roundup, March 17, 2011

State House subcommittee ups bucks for education; Senate GOPers to offer up their own state budget; proposal would hold vendors liable for some criminal drunkenness; on the radio: Kirk Bloodsworth on the death penalty and fracking for gas in Western Maryland; women’s safety in mental health institutions subject of bill; Mitchell’s empathy subject of ribbing; O’Malley asks congressional delegation for federal aid; and Leopold probed for campaign actions.

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State Roundup, March 16, 2011

House wants to restore education cuts; GOP lawmakers offer their alternative budget with even more cuts; repeal of death penalty failing to find a footing; Miller says gay marriage could be dead for 2012; it’s Sunshine Week; with recent losses, state questions funding of Jockey Club; abortion protested in Annapolis; Frederick County wants slots; Ehrlich gets a DC job; and Johnson vows to fight charges.

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State Roundup, March 15, 2011

Maryland DREAM Act passes Senate, but cost to state may be higher than first expected; thousands converge on Annapolis to protest state budget and pension cuts, O’Malley tells protesters he doesn’t like his budget either; O’Malley concerned about drilling for natural gas; Alex Mooney spent $400,000 on losing campaign; Johnson to be arraigned today; Montgomery and Prince George’s budgets announced.

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