Author: Cynthia Prairie

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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State Roundup, January 19, 2011

O’Malley to be sworn for a second term, followed by scaled-down festivities; feds say 2.5 million Marylanders could lose health coverage if repeal goes through; Kittleman resigns as minority leader, many urge him to stay; number of millionaires in Maryland drops again; minimum wage hike bill to be introduced by a Montgomery Democrat; Sargent Shriver, who died yesterday at 95, is remembered around the state.

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State Roundup, January 18, 2011

Shoved between the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the weather and O’Malley’s inaugural, today is unusually quiet in state politics: A General Assembly committee could hold hearings on reviving the death penalty within a month; filling health care gaps among priorities for the Legislative Black Caucus; expect clashes in the State House over immigration issues; O’Malley at College Park; and long-time Montgomery politician William Hanna Jr. dies.

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State Roundup, January 17, 2011

Death penalty return anticipated; Several abortion-related bills to be introduced; Rocky Gap slots bill to be fast-tracked as “emergency bill;” Klausmeier bill would legalize poker, blackjack and other table games; veterans groups seek slots at their posts; lawmakers seek to overturn individual health insurance mandate; Steele bows out of RNC race; Ehrlichs said to be shopping around another radio show; and eight firms said to be interested in offshore wind projects.

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State Roundup, January 13, 2011

State lawmakers return to Annapolis to be sworn-in and celebrate before the tough stuff starts; lots of photos of opening day; budget cuts are the talk of the day; while leaders are reluctant to talk tax hikes, they will consider them — if county’s ask; Pat McDonough to introduce 16 bills to crack down on illegal immigration; and State Center redevelopment put on hold.

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