Author: Cynthia Prairie

State Roundup, February 15, 2011

On the gay marriage front: University of Maryland activists are targeting Sen. Jim Rosapepe from Prince George’s, where the delegation is almost evenly split for and against; Marc Steiner hosted a discussion on the issue; while two Baltimore County senators now say they will vote for it; and there’s coverage of the Valentine’s Day rally. President Obama mixed budget news and education priorities as he chatted with science and technology students at Parkville Middle; bill aims to close the loopholes on texting while driving; one delegate will vote for medical marijuana, on condition; transportation panel wants to lock down trust fund, create new revenue streams; former Prince George’s Exec Jack Johnson indicted, more charges are expected in bribery, corruption probe.

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State Roundup, February 14, 2011

Sending out lots of news this Valentine’s Day: Obama visits a Parkville school; a death row on hold puts crime survivors and convicts in limbo; same sex marriage rally expected today; Annapolis considers sharing of juvie, ed records; two O’Malley bills high on environmentally forward list; disabled folks rally for dime-a-drink tax; tons more poached fish found, ending netting season early; Baker had no honeymoon in Prince George’s; complaint against Ulman dismissed; and Howard government workers get union option.

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State Roundup, February 10, 2011

The state’s growing and changing demographics will be the talk of the town for a while as Maryland population grows larger and more diverse, although Baltimore city’s declines; gay marriage is still the hottest topic in Annapolis — Sen. Jim Brochin finds the anti-gay testimony “appalling,” and will likely change his stand; slots now proposed for BWI; under pressure, Del. Curt Anderson drops Tea Party affiliation; Pat McDonough says he’ll challenge Dutch in Congress; and Pepco chief to forgo bonus bucks.

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State Roundup, February 9, 2011

Gay marriage gets a hearing and Mike Miller gives passage a better than even chance; school autonomy, fiscal transparency and voter identification all proposed; a third of senators back 10-cent gas hike; Worcester County moves to kill liquor board; Del. Anderson mulls running for city council pres; Senate Dems seek more input on policy, choosing leadership; another half-ton of fish found in nets; and Pepco gets brunt of ire at utilities hearing.

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State Roundup, February 8, 2011

Gay marriage supporters say civil unions not an option; Sun editorial board backs banning gifts to doctors; “dime a drink” advocates descend on Annapolis; slots revenue for January hits $11 million; Bay oysters seem healthier; Pepco faces wrath of county councils; and Baltimore mayor offers up State of the City.

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