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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

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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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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