Tag: Raquel Guillory

Md. job losses cause partisan tussle

The conservative advocacy group Change Maryland charged Monday that “Maryland has lost more jobs so far this year than any other state in the nation according to the U.S. Department of Labor,” losing “just over 10,000 jobs since the beginning of this year.”
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s press office questioned the figures, and said the organization was cherry-picking numbers to fit in with its partisan Republican agenda. Both sides in the dispute were using figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but they chose a different starting point. Using the end of December as a starting point, Maryland had only lost 1,200 jobs this year.

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Maryland government gets poor grade for corruption prevention

In the midst of a session that has seen ethics and transparency pushed into the spotlight, two reports released this week gave the state poor rankings on both issues.

A nationwide report conducted by the State Integrity Investigation ranked Maryland 40th out of 50 states for corruption prevention, awarding the state a D- on their report card.

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Attorney general prosecutes Medicaid fraud

About $16 million of the $26 million returned Medicaid funds were a direct result of investigations and prosecution by the Attorney General’s Office, said spokeswoman Raquel Guillory. Roughly half of that money was paid back in...

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