Deadline nears for voter registration in Annapolis primaries

Annapolis City election officials say a clerical error may have caused confusion about voter registration for the upcoming primaries. Members of the Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections say many people believed the deadline to register to vote in the primary election was Monday. The incorrect date was posted on the city website. (Capital)

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Legislative black caucus calls for Crownsville public hearing

 

The head of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland says the group will hold a public hearing on the former Crownsville State Hospital on Sept. 18. The delegation of state legislators will hear testimony on the history of the former African American asylum, said Del. Aisha N. Braveboy, D-Prince George’s. (Capital)

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Martin files for re-election as Calvert state’s attorney

Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin (R) filed to run for re-election in 2014. “I want to continue to serve the people of Calvert County,” Martin said. “I enjoy working with the law enforcement community, and I see it as a partnership between my office and law enforcement in keeping Calvert a safe place to live, work and raise our children.” (Recorder)

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Aberdeen mayor backs raises for elected officials but demurs on how much

Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett told the city's salary task force he thinks future elected officials do need a raise and he trusts task force members to come up with the appropriate amount. (Aegis)

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Departures mean shakeup on Senate Finance Committee

Come Sept. 1, Montgomery County will lose its only representative on the state Senate Finance Committee, but the delegation’s leader is hopeful the county will not lose the seat. Responsible for debating issues of health care, transportation and economic development, Finance Committee discussions are of great import to Montgomery County, lobbyist Melanie Wenger said. (Gazette)

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August 15 // Brown says Gansler should apologize to voters

A day after his campaign called for an apology, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Wednesday that perhaps his gubernatorial opponent Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler owes one to the voters instead. Gansler's secretly recorded comments about race touched off a conflict between the two Democrats, who are vying for the nomination to succeed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2014. (Balt. Sun)

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Annapolis elections officials defer decision on alderman's candidacy

Annapolis elections officials will likely decide next week whether Alderman Kenneth Kirby meets the requirements to run for re-election this fall. Kirby's residency and campaign finance reports have been questioned by some residents, and members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections said at their meeting Wednesday that they need more time to review the issue. (Balt. Sun)

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Gansler highlights chicken waste as an alternative energy source

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) on Wednesday touted the promise of converting chicken waste into an alternative energy source as he held the latest in a series of events to discuss policy ideas he would pursue as governor. (Wash. Post)

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