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Senator Ulysses Currie was found not guilty of corruption charges stemming from allegations he improperly used his influence to benefit Shoppers Food.  He will face a House Ethics committee in 2012.

Ethics Panel Meets Again On Currie

The Maryland General Assembly’s ethics panel has met again to consider a Prince George’s County senator’s failure to disclose work for a grocery store chain.


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Md. Gas Drilling Panel Starts Second Round Of Work

A state panel is starting work in Annapolis on a second set of recommendations for natural gas drilling in Western Maryland.


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Md. Panel Backs Halving Structural Deficit

A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday night to recommend that Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly reduce the state’s structural deficit by 50 percent in the next legislative session, but left the governor with the flexibility to close some of the gap with tax increases instead of budget cuts only.


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U.S. Panel Holding Meeting On Md. Gas Compressor

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is inviting citizens to a meeting in Myersville about a proposed natural-gas compressor station.


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Panel Formalizes Transportation Funding Proposal

Proposed taxes and fees aimed at raising more than $800 million in new transportation revenue annually in Maryland headed toward the Legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, as a state commission formally approved a plan to increase the state’s gas tax by 15 cents over three years.


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Md. Democrat: Unclear If Debt Panel Succeeds

A Democrat serving on a “supercommittee” responsible for recommending more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts says it’s “still unclear” that the panel will succeed.



Md. Workgroup On Medical Marijuana Meets

A Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana will be working on an application process for academic centers that could one day make marijuana available for sick patients.


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Gas Drillers, Skeptics Clash As Md. Board Meets

The energy industry is hoping to shorten the three-year timetable for a state study of natural gas drilling prospects in western Maryland.


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O’Malley Announces Marcellus Shale Panel

Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed a panel to study the impact of potential natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in western Maryland.


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Panel Weighs Reducing Redistricting Hearings

Members of a panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland discussed reducing the number of public hearings on redrawing the state’s congressional districts during their first public meeting on Wednesday.


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D.C. Mayor To Detail Budget Plan To House Panel

The congressional subcommittee that oversees the District of Columbia has called Mayor Vincent Gray to testify about his budget proposal, an unusual move that angered some D.C. leaders who say the city should be allowed to make its own spending decisions.


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Md. Utility Panel Revises Offshore Wind Costs

The O’Malley administration put out new estimates of the likely rise in Maryland ratepayers’ electric bills under his offshore wind energy proposal as a Senate committee took a look at the plan Tuesday.





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