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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Biden comfortably ahead of Warren among Md. Democrats, poll says

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about his anti-cancer crusade at Johns Hopkins, during the March 2019 launch event for the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Former Vice President Joseph Biden leads the field of current 2020 presidential candidates in Maryland, according to a new Goucher College poll released Wednesday. Biden leads the field of 19 candidates by 12 points followed by second-term Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth ...

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Poll: Most in Md. want to pay more taxes for improved schools


A majority of Maryland residents say they would be willing to personally pay more in taxes to improve public school education but that may not mean voters are willing to turn over a blank check, according to a new Goucher Poll.

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Teachers to mount lobbying campaign to back Kirwan spending

Maryland State Education Association president Cheryl Bost (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

The state’s largest teachers’ union will take to the airwaves and internet to bolster public support for a proposed increase in public school education in Maryland. The Maryland State Education Association said it plans to spend $500,000 in online, broadcast ...

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Jones announces slew of Md. House leadership changes

House Speaker Adrienne Jones.

Newly elected House Speaker Adrienne Jones announced nearly two dozen changes to House leadership late Friday. In making the appointments, Jones shores up her leadership team as she prepares to enter her first full session at the rostrum following the ...

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Hogan: ‘Alarming concerns’ with Pa.’s Chesapeake pollution plan

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding would drop the budget $73 million to $7.3 million and are nestled in a proposed 33.7 percent decrease in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. (File photo)

Gov. Larry Hogan said Pennsylvania’s plan to reduce pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay presents “alarming concerns.” “With the recent release of the final Watershed Implementation Plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, Maryland continues to have alarming concerns regarding ...

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Islamic group calls on Salling to apologize or resign over tweet

Johnny Ray Salling, Feb. 22, 2019 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A state senator who is running for Congress is being asked to apologize or resign over comments made about Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. The Council for American Islamic Relations made the demand over a now-deleted message tweeted by Sen. ...

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In fundraising pitch, Franchot mentions possible run for governor

Comptroller Peter Franchot. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Comptroller Peter Franchot said he is “strongly considering a run for governor in 2022.” Franchot, now in his fourth term as the state’s top tax collector, expressed his interest in a campaign fundraising email sent Wednesday afternoon to potential donors. ...

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Impallaria seeks to reopen defamation lawsuit

Del. Richard "Rick" Impallaria, R-Baltimore and Harford counties. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A Republican state delegate who saw a defamation lawsuit against four members of his own party dismissed when he failed to appear in court is now asking a judge to reconsider.

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