George thought about resigning from House of Delegates

Del. Ronald A. George, an Anne Arundel County Republican seeking the party’s nomination for governor, thought about resigning from the House of Delegates so he could spend the 90-day General Assembly session raising money for his campaign. (Daily Record)

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O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term

In an annual speech sometimes used to outline future goals, Gov Martin O'Malley on Saturday revealed few plans for his remaining year and a half in office. Instead, he offered a positive assessment of the state of Maryland. O'Malley, a Democrat who is considering a run for president, spoke at the annual summer conference of the Maryland Association of Counties, telling local leaders that together they had made tough choices and weathered the recession well. (Balt. Sun)

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Kirby certified as candidate for Annapolis Ward 6

Alderman Ken Kirby, the subject of numerous pre-election challenges to remove his name from the ballot, will be the Democratic candidate for city council in Annapolis’ Ward 6. Kirby was certified by the Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections on Friday evening by a 3-0 vote. The current Ward 6 alderman will run unopposed in the city’s primary elections on Sept. 17. (Capital)

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Mayor's robocall awakes some city residents before 6 a.m.

Several thousand city residents got an early wake-up call Friday from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when a robocall for a back-to-school rally went out by mistake before 6 a.m. "Just awoken by my own voice," Rawlings-Blake tweeted at 5:57 a.m. Friday. "Robocall for my back to school rally. VERY SORRY in advance to anyone this glitch has inconvenienced/ worried." (Balt. Sun)

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Brown touts endorsements from two dozen county officials in governor’s race

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) on Friday used the backdrop of a conference of county leaders in Ocean City to unveil the latest two dozen public officeholders to endorse his 2014 gubernatorial bid. (Wash. Post)

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August 16 // O’Malley to announce replacement of 81-year-old Dover Bridge on Eastern Shore

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) planned to announce on Friday a $50 million commitment to replace the Dover Bridge, an 81-year-old swing-span structure on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that has become a symbol of the state’s inability to fund its transportation needs. (Wash. Post)

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Agreement on rules to grow, protect bay 

What the group called a “fragile compromise” has been reached between Maryland officials and local development stakeholders on how to manage pollution expected to be caused by continued growth around the state. (Daily Record)

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Anthony Brown set to collect more endorsements

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown greeted hundreds of supporters at an Ocean City reception Thursday night, stumping to a crowd of elected officials in town for the Maryland Association of Counties' summer conference. Brown's gubernatorial campaign plans to announce endorsements from several county-level elected officials, adding to a roster that includes several high-profile Democrats and dozens of elected municipal leaders. (Balt. Sun)

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