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Eye Opener: Business group releases legislative report card (access required)

After a short break for the Fourth of July and more hot dogs than I care to remember, Eye Opener is back with news about how record casino revenues weren’t indicative of performance at Maryland’s first slots parlor in Perryville ...

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Frustrated O’Malley discusses General Assembly session (access required)

A visibly frustrated Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters early Tuesday morning after the end of the General Assembly's legislative session. Of the budget impasse, which led to the adoption of the "doomsday" budget, O'Malley said, "the people of our state have reason to expect more from their elected officials."

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C. Fraser Smith: The political cost of raising taxes (access required)

Yes, of course, but political reality is a little more complicated. Before some legislators do any voting on difficult issues, they will look into their hearts and make an assessment of the political costs. We are talking, of course, about ...

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Legislators seek lock on dedicated funds

ANNAPOLIS — A bipartisan group of delegates wants to amend Maryland’s constitution to prohibit the transfer of dedicated funds to the General Fund, except in a state of emergency, as they look for ways to stave off potential tax increases. ...

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The Daily Record’s Eye on Annapolis Happy Hour (access required)

The Daily Record and Alexander & Cleaver held their annual Eye on Annapolis Happy Hour Thursday night in the state capital. Held at Harry Browne's across the street from the State House, the event hosted many of Maryland's prominent lawmakers and public officials.

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Systemic problems at State Highway Administration

ANNAPOLIS — The culture at the procurement arm of the State Highway Administration dealing with construction inspection comes from an “unacceptable pattern of poor contract management and administration in the organization,” Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley told legislators Tuesday. Swaim-Staley was ...

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Anne Arundel delegates press for answers on DHCD HQ move

At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The culture of Annapolis on trial (access required)

We are told now and then that a “culture of corruption” exists in Annapolis. It’s not true. But there are aspects of life in the lawmaking arena which can be toxic to the process of lawmaking. Legislators and lobbyists have ...

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