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Eye on Annapolis

Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Checkmate, almost

If you’re looking for a good game of chess, look no further than Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, or Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery. Simonaire, a computer systems engineer with Northrop Grumman, and Raskin, a law professor, played each other ...

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Mr. Hoyer goes to Annapolis

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Majority Leader and representative from Southern Maryland, visited his old stomping grounds on Friday, stopping by Annapolis to address some delegation meetings and addressing  the state House and Senate. Hoyer served as president of ...

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Snow day, take 2

This picture was taken late Tuesday afternoon, as the first few flakes started to fall. That’s the governor’s mansion in the background. No word yet on who built the gubernatorial snowman, where he got that jaunty green hat or what, ...

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Updated: Annapolis gets ready for Rd. 2

With one blizzard down and one to go, the General Assembly is getting ready for another heaping portion of the fluffy white stuff — or in the case of this weekend, stick-to-your-shovel, break-your-back, make-you-curse-the-clouds white stuff. The Board of Public ...

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The booming textbook biz

Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. wants to exempt college textbook purchases from the state’s sales tax. That’s nothing new. The bill has been introduced each of the last three years and died a variety of deaths in the House Ways ...

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The frenzy before the storm

As weather prognosticators push up the expected start time and snow totals of the oncoming two-day, blustery, blizzardy winter storm, lawmakers are scrambling to wrap up their week’s work and beat the flakes. That’s not to say there’s nothing going ...

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