John Delaney to get $69M from CapitalSource sale

Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., stands to gain $68.9 million when the company he founded, CapitalSource Inc., sells to PacWest Bancorp for $2.3 billion. The deal, announced Monday evening, would create one of the largest banks in California, with $15.4 billion in assets and 96 branches. It is expected to close early next year. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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GOP yet to present a Maryland attorney general candidate

No less than four Democrats are readying campaigns to be Maryland’s next attorney general, leaving some political observers with an obvious question: Where’s the Republican party? (Daily Record)

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Aviation officials want quick bids on BWI project 

Maryland Aviation Administration officials will ask the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday to let them award a design and construction contract at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport without following normal competitive bid rules. (Daily Record)

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Labor lawyer Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB

An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management. "I understand that this position is different," Nancy Jean Schiffer told the senators at her confirmation hearing. Schiffer and fellow labor attorney Kent Y. Hirozawa are President Barack Obama's latest picks to fill the long-understaffed National Labor Relations Board. (Balt. Sun)

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Mizeur kicks off gubernatorial campaign with events across state

Del. Heather Mizeur kicked off her campaign for governor with a series of events across the state emphasizing the importance of service. The events included a meeting Friday with supporters in Glenarden for which people were asked to bring supplies for a Capitol Heights shelter for women and children, restoring a playground in Silver Spring on Saturday, cleaning up marshlands in Cambridge on Sunday and reading with campers at a summer program in Baltimore on Monday. (Gazette)

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Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Md. marriage should be recognized

When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last wish and set out to leave a lasting legacy. They returned with their Maryland marriage license to Ohio, which doesn’t recognize same-sex nuptials, and sued. This week U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black sided with Arthur and Obergefell, granting a temporary restraining order against Ohio’s 2004 law banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. (Balt. Sun)

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Conference shortens learning curve, makes connections, council reports

Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome and three council members reported Tuesday that the Maryland Municipal League conference last month might help them implement better public policy and meet state regulations. Contact with other municipal leaders proved useful as they have common issues, Tome said. They compared predictions concerning stormwater management requirements and suggestions to deal with blighted properties. (News-Post)

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North Laurel's Eaton enters delegate race in District 13

The way Danny Eaton talks about politics is a bit like the way he explains the distinction between novel and memoir when discussing the book he's writing: "We are the sum total of all the parts of our life, so it's hard to write anything without having a piece of yourself in it," he says, paraphrasing a character in the movie "Before Sunset." When Eaton, 29, a Republican from North Laurel running for the House of Delegates in District 13, discusses how he became interested in politics, he talks about a passion that began when he was 13 and living in Israel. (Patuxent)

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