Anne Arundel stormwater fee could be subject of renewed debate

Critics of the Anne Arundel’s stormwater management fee may have a new ally, but will it be enough to overturn the controversial law? Daryl Jones, who returned to the County Council last week after a nearly two year legal battle, said repealing the fee is one of his top priorities. He said the annual fee — $85 for most property owners — is not being applied correctly. (Capital)

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Political picnic draws hundreds, dampened by rain

Hundreds of politicos gathered in Prince George's County Saturday afternoon to mix and mingle at an annual event hosted by some of the state's most powerful Democratic lawmakers. An afternoon downpour cut attendance at the annual barbecue, which for decades has been a must-do election season event on the calendars of candidates and hopefuls alike. (Balt. Sun)

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Frazier, Biller file for Carroll County commissioners seats

Dennis E. Frazier, of Westminster, and Barbara Joan Biller, of New Windsor, have filed to run for Carroll County commissioner seats, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Obama to visit Prince George's County this week

President Barack Obama will travel to Prince George's County on Thursday to discuss health care days before health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act will open for business, a White House official said Saturday. (Balt. Sun)

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Council member Watson launches Howard County executive campaign

Before a large crowd of supporters at Kahler Hall in Columbia Saturday morning, District 1 County Council member Courtney Watson made the long-awaited announcement: She is, officially, running for Howard County executive. Watson, 51, a Democrat who has represented parts of Ellicott City, Elkridge and Hanover on the council since 2006, said she decided to run because she wanted to be more involved in shaping the county’s future. (Patuxent)

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O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions

Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. (Balt. Sun)

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Anne Arundel's temporary councilman Pete Smith looks ahead

What’s next for County Councilman Daryl Jones will be working to re-establish trust with his constituents in District 1, said former councilman Pete Smith, who handed back the seat on Monday. What’s next for himself, Smith said, is just taking a nap. (Capital)

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Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold in contempt County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and his budget director, arguing that the county has not complied with an order to return money to hundreds of retirees who overpaid health care premiums. (Balt. Sun)

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