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Nov 3, 2010

Maryland’s Harris taking anti-tax stance to US House

REISTERSTOWN — Maryland congressman-elect Andy Harris says he’s not changing his conservative style of statesmanship as he prepares to switch from the state Senate to the U.S. House. The Baltimore County Republican beat freshman Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil by 13 percentage points Tuesday in the 1st Congressional District. On Wednesday, Harris said he’ll continue opposing […[...]

Oct 13, 2010

Sen. Currie has write-in challenge for Senate seat

ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Ulysses Currie, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in September, is no longer unopposed in November’s election for his Senate seat. Sixty-three-year-old Jennifer Lowery-Bell said Wednesday she decided to run as a Democratic write-in candidate, because she believes residents of the 25th legislative district in Prince George’s County need […]

Sep 30, 2010

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

WASHINGTON — Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it’ll soon become law. The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt. […]

Sep 28, 2010

Bill Clinton giving Md.’s Sen. Mikulski a hand

BETHESDA — Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s office says former President Bill Clinton will headline at a campaign fundraiser for the Maryland Democrat next month in Bethesda. A Mikulski spokeswoman said Tuesday that the event Oct. 10 at a supporter’s home also will feature Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Mikulski faces Republican physician and Queen Anne’s County Commissioner [&hel[...]

Sep 16, 2010

Senate OKs bill to help businesses get credit

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed long-delayed legislation Thursday designed to open up credit to small businesses and award them with other incentives to expand and hire new workers. Democrats won a 61-38 vote to pass the legislation, joined by two Republicans. The measure would establish a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending […]

Aug 26, 2010

Md. Senate gets attention in primary races

ANNAPOLIS — Primary races in the Maryland State Senate are creating most of the drama for Sept. 14 primaries, particularly in the Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital. They feature a variety of competitive contests in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Several Montgomery County incumbents, including Sens. Jennie Forehand, Nancy King and Mike Lenett, are […]

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