Category: Maryland Government

November 10, 2008

MSP flight paramedic killed while jogging

Filed under: Maryland Government, Obituaries - 10 Nov 2008
Maryland State Police say a flight paramedic was killed while on vacation with his family in North Carolina.

Police say 39-year-old First Sgt. Tobin Triebel was jogging Friday morning when he was hit by a tree trimming truck in Hillsborough, …

O’Malley claims no interest in cabinet post

Filed under: Politics, Maryland Government, Federal Gov't - 10 Nov 2008

Not that he was going to be offered one but…
Governor O’Malley says he is not going to accept a Cabinet post in the new Barack Obama administration soon to take power in Washington.

The Examiner-Baltimore edition reports that O’Malley …

November 9, 2008

Ehrlich for Comptroller?

Filed under: Politics, Maryland Government, MD GOP - 09 Nov 2008

Laura Vozzella
Maryland political gossips have it that instead of trying to reclaim the governorship, Bob Ehrlich is mulling a run for state comptroller. That would be a step down for Ehrlich, but those Board of Public Works meetings sure …

November 4, 2008

Robocalls against Ruppersburger under investigation

Maryland’s attorney general is currently investigating phone calls after constituents in the state’s 2nd Congressional District received recorded calls telling them the federal government was monitoring their phone line.

“We are sorry to inform you that this line is …

October 30, 2008

BGE plans for potential election day power outages
With a big voter turnout expected on Tuesday, BGE says it has been working with election officials across the state to deal with power outages that could occur at polling places.

“Maintaining service reliability during the Presidential election is one …

October 29, 2008

Layoffs of state employees start

Filed under: Maryland Government - 29 Oct 2008
State budget cuts will mean layoffs this week for 40 Maryland state employees.

The filled jobs are among more than 800 mostly vacant positions eliminated because of this year’s budget shortfall.

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration says the layoffs Wednesday will include …

October 28, 2008

Smith: Vote for slots or we will raise your taxes

Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith is urging Maryland voters to adopt a slots referendum next week, saying the measure will allow local governments to “indirectly” reduce taxes.

Smith, who heads the Maryland Association of Counties, said citizens have no choice …

Absentee Ballot application deadline is today

Don’t forget, today is the last day to apply by mail for absentee ballots. Your application must be postmarked no later than today.

More details here.


Filed under: Politics, Maryland Government - 28 Oct 2008

This poll blogged about at Maryland Moment last week was a precursor to this weekend’s announcement that Robert Ehrlich was leaning toward not running for governor again:
But a Washington Post poll released today shows O’Malley enjoying a comfortable lead …

October 27, 2008

Fisher: early voting unfair

Filed under: Government, Maryland Government, voting - 27 Oct 2008

Marc Fisher discusses the proposal for early voting in Maryland that’s on the ballot next Tuesday.

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