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Md. rural counties group plans economic summit

CUMBERLAND — A coalition of rural counties is planning an economic summit next month in Annapolis to get the word out about the importance of rural communities to Maryland’s economy. The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition ...

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Group calls for western Md. counties to secede

WESTMINSTER — A group is calling for five western Maryland counties to secede and form their own state. Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the Western Maryland Initiative, says people are fed up with the liberal majority and want an “amicable divorce.” ...

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Cities, towns face myriad legal challenges

Local governments can stop homeowners from displaying certain signage on their property, most government information is public, and panhandlers have free reign on town and city streets.

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Some say special session can’t be put off for long

State lawmakers may not be in the mood to get back together after a contentious end to the 2012 General Assembly, but some interested parties say a special session needs to happen sooner rather than later. Onlookers suggest the longer ...

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4 rural counties join in opposing PlanMaryland

ANNAPOLIS — Four rural Maryland counties say they’re joining forces against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland. Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties said Monday they have formed the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, largely to lobby against the plan. ...

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