Busch: Del. Dwyer can't be forced out of General Assembly

Del. Don Dwyer's political fate after being charged with a DUI on Tuesday is up to Dwyer alone, for now, House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch said in a statement on Tuesday. (Capital)

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Rockville unlikely to change development regs before election

Rockville officials are hopeful that they will have time to discuss the city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance before their terms end in November, but a large-scale overhaul looks unlikely. (Gazette)

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Del. Dwyer's neighbor charged with assault

A neighbor of Del. Don Dwyer Jr. was arrested Sunday after police said he assaulted the delegate and sent his dog to attack him. According to the police report, Dwyer said he was behind his home on Twickenham Road in Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, cleaning crab pots when a neighbor, Brian Andrew Lucabaugh, came over and asked if Dwyer would clean his crab pots, too. (Balt. Sun)

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Montgomery County Teachers Union Selects New Political Director

Maryland Juice source within MCEA informed us today that as of August 15th, MCEA has selected Barbara Hueter to serve as their new political director. Heuter formerly served as Chair of MCEA's PAC and previously worked as a social studies teacher at BCC High School. She will now be serving half-time as the union's political director through the 2014 election cycle: - See more at: http://www.marylandjuice.com/2013/08/montgomery-county-teachers-union.html#sthash.t6XrX3Ru.dpuf
Maryland Juice source within MCEA informed us today that as of August 15th, MCEA has selected Barbara Hueter to serve as their new political director. Heuter formerly served as Chair of MCEA's PAC and previously worked as a social studies teacher at BCC High School. She will now be serving half-time as the union's political director through the 2014 election cycle: - See more at: http://www.marylandjuice.com/2013/08/montgomery-county-teachers-union.html#sthash.t6XrX3Ru.dpuf
Maryland Juice source within MCEA informed us today that as of August 15th, MCEA has selected Barbara Hueter to serve as their new political director. Heuter formerly served as Chair of MCEA's PAC and previously worked as a social studies teacher at BCC High School. She will now be serving half-time as the union's political director through the 2014 election cycle: - See more at: http://www.marylandjuice.com/2013/08/montgomery-county-teachers-union.html#sthash.t6XrX3Ru.dpuf
a Maryland Juice source within MCEA informed us today that as of August 15th, MCEA has selected Barbara Hueter to serve as their new political director. Heuter formerly served as Chair of MCEA's PAC and previously worked as a social studies teacher at BCC High School. She will now be serving half-time as the union's political director through the 2014 election cycle: - See more at: http://www.marylandjuice.com/2013/08/montgomery-county-teachers-union.html#sthash.t6XrX3Ru.dpuf
A Maryland Juice source within MCEA informed us today that as of August 15th, MCEA has selected Barbara Hueter to serve as their new political director. Heuter formerly served as Chair of MCEA's PAC and previously worked as a social studies teacher at BCC High School. (Juice)

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August 20 // Curran, Sachs to back Frosh for attorney general

Two former Maryland attorneys general will endorse state Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the office Tuesday, praising his character and record of service in the General Assembly. J. Joseph Curran Jr. and Stephen Sachs will throw their support behind Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, at a news conference in Baltimore. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland goes after payday lenders' banks to stop illegal loans

Maryland's financial regulator is trying to stop illegal online payday loans by going after the banks that help make the loans possible. "Without the payday lender's bank, the payday lender can't operate in my state," said Mark Kaufman, commissioner with the state's division of financial regulation. These banks provide access to the network that allows online payday lenders to automatically withdraw loan payments from customers' accounts. (Balt. Sun)

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Franchot revives Goldstein coin tradition

For many years, Marylanders who ran in to Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein on the campaign trail were likely to come away with a souvenir of the encounter -- a gold-colored coin with the inscription "God Bless Y'all Real Good." The coins and the phrase were the political trademarks of the late Goldstein, who served as the state's top tax collector for almost 40 years until his death in 1998. Now the current occupant of that office, Peter Franchot, is seeking to capture some of the Goldstein magic by distributing his own version of comptroller coins. (Balt. Sun)

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Negotiators for city, firefighters reach deal

After months of intense, closed-door bargaining, negotiators for the Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions have reached an agreement that would give firefighters a 16.5 percent pay raise in exchange for working more hours, according to documents reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. (Balt. Sun)

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