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Windbreaker: Senate blocks amendments to bill

The Senate gave preliminary approval on Thursday to legislation that would subsidize the development of energy-producing wind turbines at least 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City, moving the last of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature environmental initiatives to the brink of passage.

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Transportation money not in governor’s agenda

Noticeably missing in the legislative agenda unveiled by Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday is anything that would address the state's dearth of money to pay for mass transit projects and maintain highways, roads and bridges.

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Authority over Maryland tolls debated

ANNAPOLIS — Still bristling over recent toll hikes, a group of state lawmakers are calling for the General Assembly to reclaim the power to set tolls on Maryland tunnels, bridges and roads. “That’s what people send us here to do,” ...

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C. Fraser Smith: O’Malley’s march toward what?

Gov. Martin O’Malley has said little if anything about the widespread assumption that he’d like to run for president in 2016. Almost everyone else in Maryland politics has said something, of course. If asked, he offers the well-worn response of ...

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O’Malley’s land-use plan to move forward

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration will move forward with Maryland’s first statewide land-use plan despite calls from opponents on Monday to slow the process or scrap it altogether. “This is an issue between the legislative branch and the executive ...

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