Annapolis mayor, coalition say meeting was ‘productive,’ quiet on details

Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen said he had a “productive” meeting with leaders of the Coalition to Save Annapolis, a grass-roots organization of nearly 20 groups and individuals who oppose rezoning part of City Dock. Cohen and Planning and Zoning Director Jon Arason met with a few coalition representatives to discuss the mayor’s rezoning legislation and proposed City Dock master plans. Cohen hopes to find a way for owners of 110 Compromise St., known as the old Fawcett Boat Supplies property, to revive a deal to redevelop the site. (Capital)

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Montgomery Council in ‘smackdown’ over tax credit for low-income families

A proposal by a Montgomery County Council member to modestly increase support for the working poor has triggered charges of hypocrisy, headline grabbing and petty rivalry over who on the council “owns” the issue of poverty. (Wash. Post)

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O'Malley reappoints Anne Arundel school board members

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that he has reappointed two members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and appointed a third. Current board members Andrew Pruski of Gambrills and Teresa Milio Birge of Odenton were reappointed to five-year terms. The governor also appointed new student member Else Drooff of Arnold, who will serve a one-year term. (Capital)

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Group didn’t report 2010 contribution to Baker campaign

A committee that helped finance Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker’s 2010 bid for office did not report a $206,000 contribution to his campaign, according to state election records. The records show that the committee, known as County 1, also failed to identify the source of the money, which it donated to Baker’s campaign on Jan. 13, 2010. County 1 did not report any income until Jan. 22, 2010 — $3,000 from a union political action committee — according to the records. (Wash. Post)

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Informal FNP poll irks mayoral candidates

The Frederick News-Post's daily polls are meant to offer readers a fun way to weigh in. Two candidates for mayor took a recent poll seriously. The June 27 poll on fredericknewspost.com asked readers: If the election for Frederick mayor was held today, who would you vote for? The final results showed Delegate Galen Clagett with 43.4 percent of the vote; Alderwoman Karen Young with 17.4 percent; Mayor Randy McClement with 16.6 percent; and other candidates with less than 10 percent each. (News-Post)

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In fundraising solicitation, O’Malley blasts Christie’s veto of same-sex marriage bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) inserted himself into the New Jersey governor’s race on Monday, knocking Republican incumbent Chris Christie for vetoing legislation last year that would have allowed same-sex marriages in the Garden State.  (Wash. Post)

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Chesapeake Beach mayor to head Maryland Municipal League

Chesapeake Beach Mayor Bruce Wahl was recently chosen as the president-elect of the Maryland Municipal League.“I’m very honored and pleased,” Wahl said of his election. During the annual MML convention June 23 to 26 in Ocean City, Wahl said he was elected president-elect of the organization. (Recorder)

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Judgeships added to Maryland's second-highest court

State officials have announced the addition of the first new judgeships since 1977 for the Court of Special Appeals, the state's second-highest court. Lawyers and judges can begin to apply for the two newly created seats. (Balt. Sun)

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