The group, which typically favors lower taxes and fewer regulations, crunched the numbers and - surprise! - rated Republicans much friendlier than Democrats.
Some Republicans receive 100 percent ratings in the study, while virtually all ranked ahead of Democrats. The lowest scores came largely from Democratic strongholds, led by Montgomery County and Baltimore.
“We need to hold Annapolis politicians accountable,” MBRG co-chairman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey said in a statement. “If I were a businessperson looking for a place to locate my business, I’d think leadership in the General Assembly is just tone deaf.”
We’ll keep an eye out for their next study into legislators’ attitudes on gun control and President Obama.
Ready for their close-up
In July, the Prince George’s County Council will begin streaming its weekly meetings live online.
Welcome to the 21st century, Prince George’s County.
Previously, residents either had to make the trek to the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro each Tuesday or tune into delayed broadcasts courtesy of the county’s CTV cable station. Officials finally were able to get the technology in place to enable live streaming of meetings, council Chairwoman Ingrid Turner said.
“The decision to begin live streaming of our sessions was prompted by the council’s continued commitment to be open and transparent in our communications with the citizens we serve,” said Ms. Turner, a Democrat. “We want to keep citizens informed and provide better access to government.”
The first meeting to be streamed live is July 5.
Off the bench?
Jim Riggleman up and quit his job as manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday, despite the team’s blazing hot performance of late. Officials quickly installed an interim manager, but could anyone already in the District be the right fit for the permanent job?
• Mayor Vincent C. Gray: A baseball prodigy in his youth, he’s batting an impressive .470 with D.C. residents, according to a recent poll.
• MPD Chief Cathy L. Lanier: Knows how to form a line-up, but don’t count on easy rides to the airport ahead of road trips.
• Sulaimon Brown: Says Teddy promised him the job for bashing Abe in the Presidents Race