Author: Cynthia Prairie

State Roundup, January 11, 2011

Maryland is moving ahead with health care reform, even while congressional Republicans vow to dismantle it; lobbyists are lining up to beat the drum for their slots-bidders; medical marijuana has new meaning for state senator suffering from cancer; civil unions unlikely to cause rift between Kittleman, other Republicans; 1,400 state workers sign up for buyouts; FBI takes over probe of fiery packages; Kamenetz to tout legislative priorities in Annapolis; and Maryland public schools rank No. 1.

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State Roundup, January 10, 2011

Tax hikes, budget cuts and filling the gaps, immigration crackdown, tuition for some illegals among issues expected to dominate the General Assembly session, which starts Wednesday; O’Malley wants to keep $250 million for school construction; farmers take issue with Chesapeake Bay plans; Maryland congressional delegation reacts to colleague’s shooting in Arizona rampage; several chats with new state reps in Annapolis; and Prince George’s exec seeks ethics measures.

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