5 run for mayor, 13 for alderman in Annapolis

The lineup is set for city elections in Annapolis this fall, with five people vying to become mayor and 13 people seeking seats on the City Council. (Balt. Sun)

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Glassman names Howard McComas as campaign chair

State Sen. Barry Glassman (R-Harford) recently announced that local businessman and community leader Howard K. McComas IV will chair the Glassman for Harford County Executive committee. McComas is president of McComas Funeral Home, which has been providing services in Harford County since 1808. He is part of the sixth generation of the McComas family in funeral service. (Balt. Sun)

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Citizens request probe into Kirby’s residence

A group of 22 citizens signed a letter asking the Annapolis election board to investigate whether Alderman Ken Kirby, D-Ward 6, has met his residence requirements to qualify as a candidate in the 2013 city elections. (Capital)

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August 6 // Top Md. Senate Republican E.J. Pipkin plans to resign, move to Texas

Maryland Senate Minority Leader E.J. Pipkin (R-Cecil) plans to resign from the chamber next week to pursue a new career in sports management, he said Monday. Pipkin, a member of the Senate for more than a decade who assumed leadership of the Republican caucus in 2011, plans to move to Dallas to enroll in a masters program at Southern Methodist University, he said. (Wash. Post)

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Md. legislative ethics committee schedules rare summer meeting

Maryland’s legislative ethics committee announced a rare summer meeting on Monday, a day after a Washington Post story about a complaint filed against Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr. (D-Prince George’s) that alleges a conflict of interest. (Wash. Post)

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Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons. Give inmates tablet computers. (Balt. Sun)

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O'Malley's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions draws skepticism from local Republican lawmakers

A plan unveiled by Gov. Martin O’Malley to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 has drawn skepticism and concern from local Republican lawmakers. (Herald-Mail)

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Carroll Commissioners to bring positivity to meetings following disputes

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will now start their meetings talking about the positive things going on in the county following recent flared tempers and emotional outbursts by the commissioners. Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, asked the board to start their meetings with a segment called “Positively Carroll.” (Carroll Co. Times)

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