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O’Malley’s second inauguration set for Wednesday

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s is having his second inauguration. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday in Annapolis. O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be sworn in the state Senate at noon. There will then be an event outside ...

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Sen. Kittleman stepping down as minority leader

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Senate minority leader says he is stepping down. Republican Sen. Allan Kittleman said Tuesday he has decided to move aside because he holds more moderate views on social issues than a majority of the members of the ...

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Editorial: Campaign finance reform

As it prepared to convene for a 2011 session that promises to be dominated by frustrating struggles over scarce fiscal resources, the Maryland General Assembly was presented with an opportunity to do something important that won’t require a significant outlay ...

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Editorial: Joshua Sharfstein

The federal government’s loss was Maryland’s gain as Gov. Martin O’Malley enticed Joshua Sharfstein to leave the Food and Drug Administration’s No. 2 post and join O’Malley’s cabinet as state secretary of health and mental hygiene. The move reunites the ...

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Md. legislative session begins with search for answers, money

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s General Assembly eased into its 2011 session Wednesday with cheerful pomp, hugs and handshakes overshadowed by the towering issues lawmakers will deal with over the next 89 days. Gov. Martin O’Malley and the leaders of both legislative ...

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Gov. O’Malley won’t pass pension costs on to teachers

CAMBRIDGE — Gov. Martin O’Malley gave county officials from across Maryland some good news at their annual meeting, saying he would not seek to shift the huge costs of teacher pensions to them “this year.” O’Malley said the state needed ...

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Obama appoints Sperling as new White House economic adviser

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama named veteran adviser Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council Friday, placing a Washington insider with a bipartisan nature in the White House as the administration contends with a divided Congress. Sperling’s appointment ...

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Chief Justice Roberts urges progress naming judges

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats must find a long-term solution to selecting federal judges, Chief Justice John Roberts says, while blaming both sides for the political gridlock of judicial nominations in the Senate. “Each political party has found it easy ...

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