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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

House would take Senate UI bill

Del. Dereck E. Davis, the chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee, said Tuesday he will move the Senate’s version of the compromise legislation on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s unemployment benefit expansion. Economic Matters and the Senate Finance Committee were assigned ...

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The cat came back

During the 90-day legislative session, all manner of guests stop by the House and the Senate to be recognized. They are federal lawmakers, state championship-winning sports teams, teachers of the year, librarians of the year, local mayors and just about ...

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Terror trials? Not in our state

As federal officials scout sites to hold high-profile trials of suspected terrorists, top Republican state senators delivered a preemptive strike of their own Thursday. They wrote to Gov. Martin O’Malley, urging him to do what he can to remove Maryland ...

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DLLR secretary by day…

A mostly humdrum budget hearing held at least one interesting tidbit about newly confirmed labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez. His department – Labor, Licensing and Regulation – oversees everything from mortgage brokers to sports agents to barbers, and monitors the ...

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Still AAA

State Treasurer Nancy Kopp announced this afternoon all three rating agencies have maintained Maryland’s AAA bond rating, the highest available. AAA may not mean what it once did – many of the exotic mortgage-backed securities that collapsed so spectacularly as ...

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