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Amid Federal Probe, Gray Coy About Re-Election Bid

Vincent Gray has a host of reasons to run for re-election as Washington’s mayor — and one big reason not to. The first-term Democrat can highlight successes including a booming real estate market, a rapidly expanding population and reductions in violent crime in the nation’s capital. But a long-running federal investigation of corruption in city politics looms over a potential re-election campaign for Gray.


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Delegate Justin Ross Announces Retirement

Prince George’s County Delegate Justin Ross says he is retiring from the House of Delegates.


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House Considers Bill To Require Recycling

The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to consider a bill that would require management at apartment buildings and condominiums to offer recycling services.


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Unexpected Delay In Election Night Robocall Trial

There’s a delay in the trial against the campaign consultant accused in the 2010 Election Night robocall controversy. Julius Henson will have to wait to try to convince a jury of his innocence.



Sen. Cardin Releases Fundraising Report

Sen. Benjamin Cardin says he has raised nearly $700,000 during the fourth quarter of 2011. Cardin, who is running for re-election, announced his fourth-quarter fundraising report on Monday.


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Top Analyst Warns Of ‘Big Train’ Of Federal Cuts

The chief fiscal analyst for the Maryland General Assembly warned lawmakers on Monday that they need to prepare for the “big train that is coming” from federal budget cuts by reducing the state’s running budget deficit in this legislative session.


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Panel Releases Legislative District Map

An advisory panel on redistricting for seats in the Maryland General Assembly released a proposed map on Friday that panel members say was designed to reflect an increase in the state’s minority population in the 2010 census.


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Prince George’s Council Members Pushing For Disposable Bag Tax

Prince George’s County Council members are hoping for a way to create a disposable bag tax like the ones in the district and Montgomery County.


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Garagiola Nears Announcement On Congressional Bid; Bartlett To Run For Re-Election

State Sen. Rob Garagiola says he’s getting close to announcing whether he will run for Congress.


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The Debt Showdown Continues In Washington

The last-minute wheeling and dealing on Capitol Hill has thousands of Marylanders worried.


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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces Run For Office

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake makes it official. She’s running for the office of mayor.


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Md. Senate Panel Advances Alcohol Tax

Your next beer is likely going to cost you more money. Maryland lawmakers are moving closer to approving higher taxes on alcoholic drinks.