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Topic - E.J. Pipkin
The Maryland Senate on Friday gave preliminary approval to allowing table games like blackjack and a new casino near the nation's capital.
Maryland legislators will be cutting their summer vacations short after Gov. Martin O'Malley announced a special session for Aug. 9 to address gambling questions left unanswered in the spring.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and House and Senate leaders will likely reveal details Wednesday of a revenue package to be considered during next week's special legislative session.
As a challenging legislative session looms in Maryland, Democratic and Republican leaders appealed to local officials Friday to be part of the process, while comments from leaders in the two parties suggest there will be plenty of fighting in Annapolis in a year when tax increases will be debated.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order Monday directing state agencies to begin implementing a statewide land-development initiative and suggested counties that refuse to comply with its recommendations could lose state funding.
A proposed statewide planning initiative that has angered officials in Maryland's rural counties finally went before a Senate committee Monday, where lawmakers showed support but also raised additional concerns.
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Conservative lawmakers have won a skirmish in what they call a "War on Rural Maryland," getting state officials to delay implementing a land-development plan until a Senate committee has its say.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is asking the O'Malley administration to delay implementing its statewide initiative on land development until the start of the 2012 General Assembly so his chamber can review the plan.
Two Maryland legislators are urging state officials to require that the state's largest electricity provider become an independent company as a condition of a proposed merger involving its parent company.
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Rural lawmakers and county officials are railing against a statewide-planning initiative by the O'Malley administration, saying the plan over-regulates and kills jobs in their communities.
The new congressional map approved last week by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly could make Rep. Andy Harris unbeatable in his 1st District for years to come.
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Two Maryland legislators are proposing that the sale of the state's largest power company be contingent upon a return to regulation, arguing utility deregulation over the past 12 years has resulted in excessive rate increases.
"This is the creep," Mr. Pipkin said. "This is the one that takes you into a whole other realm of regulation as far as that's concerned."
Sen. E.J. Pipkin, Cecil Republican, said the bill went too far and broke new ground by taking basic firearms rights away.