Cooper running for state delegate to help represent his generation

A 28-year-old North Bethesda man who said his generation is underrepresented in government is running for the Maryland House of Delegates in Montgomery County’s District 16, in part, to change that. Former Maryland General Assembly staffer Jordan P. Cooper, a Democrat, said the millennial generation — those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s — was one of the hardest hit in the recent recession. (Gazette)

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Women to lead state's highest court

Maryland achieved several milestones Tuesday as Gov. Martin O'Malley named the first woman to lead what will be the first female majority on the state's top court. The appointments, announced Wednesday in Annapolis, mark a shift in a male-dominated profession and put Maryland among a minority of states with their highest courts led by women.

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Commissioners to discuss drone legislation

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss legislation regarding drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles, Thursday. (Carroll Co. Times)

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O'Malley swears in transportation secretary

Maryland's incoming transportation secretary says he's confident in the prospects of building the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, now that the state has new revenue to help pay for the light rail project.Jim Smith was sworn in to the job on Tuesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley. 

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Councilman Smith weighs next move in light of Jones ruling

Pete Smith could lose his seat following a court decision Monday that the County Council improperly ousted his predecessor.

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Maryland Business for Responsive Government releases lawmakers report card

Three state Senators and 17 members of the House of Delegates received the top grade of 100 percent in the Maryland Business for Responsive Government annual report card on how lawmakers voted on key business issues during the 2013 session in Annapolis. 

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6th District candidate challenges opponents to spending limit

The U.S. Marine combat veteran who has declared his candidacy in the 6th Congressional District is challenging his competitors to set a campaign spending limit of $500,000 in the 2014 race.

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O'Malley, Bell hail lawyers who helped homeowners

Gov. Martin O'Malley and retiring Chief Judge Robert M. Bell honored lawyers Tuesday night who volunteered to help Maryland homeowners in danger of foreclosure as representatives of the best of their profession. The governor and Maryland's top judge joined U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-4th, at a ceremony to thank hundreds of lawyers who provided free legal services to people who were caught up in the housing crisis starting in 2008.

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