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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

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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Marriage, with a twist

Every year, Maryland’s lawmakers are buried in legislation during their 90-day sprint of a lawmaking session. There are typically more than 2,000 bills introduced. Some are big-time initiatives that bring out hours upon hours of testimony for and against and ...

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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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