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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
Nine months ago, state Del. Howard P. "Pete" Rawlings set out on a mission to find a replacement for three-term Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke. He looked over the field of candidates and in a sweeping analysis called them "frightening to people."Then, he tried to pick his own candidate, lobbying NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and other Baltimore County residents to move to the city and run, urging a 70-year-old retired police chief to join the race, and flirting with a mayoral bid himself.In the end, Rawlings backed City Councilman Martin O'Malley, an unlikely prospect for the influential state leader to support, in particular because O'Malley is white and Rawlings is black, in a predominantly African-American city.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study Committee, a group that has grown with the wave of conservatives — including Harris — who swept the party to power in the chamber in 2010. The caucus represents more than two-thirds of all House Republicans, giving its leader a powerful bloc with which to influence legislation.
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March 20, 2000
Today's highlights: Senate meets, 8 p.m., Senate chamber. House of Delegates meets, 8 p.m., House chamber. House Appropriations Committee hearing on bond bills, 1 p.m., House office building, Room 130.
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By Michael Dresser and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 billion plan Friday to rebuild Baltimore's deteriorated school buildings, sending the bill to the Senate. The vote was 107 to 30, with about a dozen Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the bill. The legislation is a modified version of a plan conceived by city schools chief Andres Alonso and supported by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. In its current form, the bill would allot $20 million a year in state lottery funds to match like amounts from both Baltimore and the city school system.
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February 22, 2002
In Annapolis Today's highlights 11 a.m. Senate meets, Senate chamber. 11 a.m. House of Delegates meets, House chamber. 1 p.m. House Appropriations Committee, budget briefing onhomeland security, Room 130, Lowe House Office Building.
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September 17, 2005
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Sun provided an incomplete description of Republican opposition to a plan by Democratic House leaders to reduce the state property tax earlier this year. All but one Republican voted against the tax break in the House Appropriations Committee, when it was amended onto to a larger omnibus budget-balancing bill. However, the omnibus bill later received a unanimous vote from the full House.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2011
House leaders want to reverse the bulk of the budget cuts to education proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, a move that would restore funding for strapped school systems in the Baltimore area and around the state after an angry backlash from teachers, students and parents. The plan would shift $58.5 million back to schools by raising some fees and trimming elsewhere in the $14 billion general fund budget. Members of the House Appropriations Committee are scheduled to start voting Wednesday in Annapolis on those changes, which would restore two-thirds of the money that O'Malley proposed to cut. "Investment in education is good public policy.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com | March 24, 2009
Maryland lawmakers have slashed $825 million from the state budget for this fiscal year and next, making for the leanest spending proposal in at least 50 years, according to the leader of the House of Delegates. "We've come up with a very fair and effective budget without raising taxes or fees during these tough economic times," said House Speaker Michael E. Busch, an Anne Arundel County Democrat. His chamber's budget committee signed off Friday night on an operating budget for next year of just under $14 billion - less than this year's and less than Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed in January.
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By Bradley Olson and James Drew and Bradley Olson and James Drew,Sun reporters | November 7, 2007
Some Maryland delegates voiced skepticism yesterday about proposals for cutting at least $500 million in projected state spending as part of a comprehensive package to close the $1.7 billion fiscal shortfall expected next year. And dozens of groups that oppose the proposed cuts - interests ranging from higher education to the film industry - sought to convey the effect of each suggested reduction, whether it be economic hardship, tuition increases or even a possible cure for painful diseases.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,sun reporter | July 11, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon joined the mayors of New York, Washington and other cities yesterday in urging Congress to make federal gun-trace data more readily available to local police departments. "Our cities our bleeding," Dixon said during her visit to Capitol Hill. "Having this kind of data is imperative." The mayors are targeting restrictions on the information that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may share with other law enforcement agencies.
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By Melissa Harris | June 29, 2007
Price tag blocks changes in federal benefits Federal workers have generally viewed Democrats as more attentive to their needs than Republicans. But since Democrats took over Congress in November, groups that represent workers, executives and retirees are split when it comes to the age-old question: What have you done for me lately? Legislative directors for groups that represent retirees and senior executives have identified two roadblocks. For the senior executives, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by California Democrat Henry A. Waxman, has shifted staff resources from drafting legislation to investigating wrongdoing in the executive branch, said Bill Bransford, general counsel of the Senior Executives Association.
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By Larry Carson | January 7, 2007
Two of Howard County Executive Ken Ulman's new hires haven't been publicized, but they are toiling away. Former campaign manager Arthur E. McGreevy, a former assistant state's attorney in Baltimore County, is now an assistant solicitor in the Howard County Office of Law. McGreevy, 32, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Baltimore City Council in 2003, will be responsible for legal advice to the county Police Department and on Liquor Board cases....
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March 22, 2006
House panels likely to OK stem cell bill Two House committees are expected this week to approve a stem cell research proposal passed by the Senate that allows the governor to put money for research in the annual budget but doesn't demand funding. "We definitely want to do this sooner rather than later," said Del. Kumar P. Barve, a Montgomery County Democrat who sits on the Health and Government Operations Committee, which is scheduled to vote on the bill today. "We support the Senate bill.
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September 17, 2005
An article in Wednesday's editions of The Sun provided an incomplete description of Republican opposition to a plan by Democratic House leaders to reduce the state property tax earlier this year. All but one Republican voted against the tax break in the House Appropriations Committee, when it was amended onto to a larger omnibus budget-balancing bill. However, the omnibus bill later received a unanimous vote from the full House.
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