The outside advisor for the Maryland pension system told its Board of Trustees Tuesday that he was “very disappointed” that the legislature reduced the state’s payment into the retirement fund by $100 million in budget action this month. The money comes from $300 million in added contributions of state employees and teachers passed in 2011. It is being set aside for the possible federal budget cuts from sequestration.Read More
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By Len LazarickLen@MarylandReporter.com Although the general election is still two months away, the results of Tuesday’s primary will decide many of Maryland’s next set of leaders. Almost half the members of the Maryland Senate...Read More
Brian Murphy can’t win, can he?
The conventional wisdom is that there is no way the underfunded, underdog, never-been-elected-to-anything Republican candidate for governor can whip ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich in the GOP primary. And if by some miracle he did, the common wisdom predicts the genial Murph would get creamed by Democrat Martin O’Malley.Read More
There’s an old saying, often attributed to President Harry Truman, that “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Brian Murphy sure needs friends in the Maryland Republican Party, so Tuesday night, he bought a dog.Read More
If challenger Brian Murphy claims any hope of splitting Republican support with former Gov. Bob Ehrlich in this year’s gubernatorial primary, he’ll have to get his backing from outside of the General Assembly.Read More
Former state GOP chief Jim Pelura is behind Republican Brian Murphy, who said he’s running because he thinks Bob Ehrlich can’t win and isn’t friendly enough to business.Read More
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