Tag: Chip DiPaula

State Roundup, February 4, 2020

Voters in the 7th Congressional District head to the polls today to nominate a candidate to replace the late Elijah Cummings; in expected low turnout, ‘super voters’ are targeted; panel postpones appointments to UMMS board of directors until audit is complete; Gov. Hogan speaks with city leaders on crime, violence and squeegee kids; Hogan pushes back against bill to use education funds for Pimlico revitalization; Senate panel OKs two Hogan picks to lead Transportation, Corrections; Montgomery House delegation cuts proposed salary hike for local school board members by $50,000; prez candidate Michael Bloomberg taps Maryland campaign team; and mayor of Thurmont, widow of slain Capital Gazette reporter to attend President Trump’s State of the Union address.

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Bipartisan group seeks collective compromise to ‘fix the debt’

A bi-partisan group called “Fix the Debt” has been set up to urge members of Congress to “compromise” and come up with “a grand bargain” that will avoid driving over the “fiscal cliff” of massive tax hikes and budget cuts scheduled for Jan. 1. The goal is “comprehensive and long-term solution to the debt problem,” said Michael Enright, former chief of staff of Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. “The math involved in this is inescapable” and “it will involve pain and sacrifice for all of us.” “Everyone’s going to have to give a little bit,” said Chip DiPaula, former chief of staff for Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich.

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