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8:23 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Partial Federal Government Shutdown, Health Insurance Exchanges, and MD’s New Laws

Maryland’s economy will feel the impact of the partial federal government shutdown; some 10 percent of MD’s civilian workforce is employed by the government. More on the shutdown, plus: a look at the health insurance exchanges opening enrollment today, and the new MD laws taking effect.

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8:16 am
Mon September 30, 2013

A Potential Federal Government Shutdown, MD’s New Gun Law, and Cell Phone Use While Driving

With a partial shutdown of the federal government looming, the 300-thousand federal workers who live in MD wait to see if they’ll be furloughed. MD’s new gun law kicks in tomorrow, so does a law making use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a primary offense. Plus: Vacants to Value, casino funds, and more.

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Headlines
8:22 am
Fri September 27, 2013

What A Federal Government Shutdown Could Mean For Maryland and A Challenge To MD’s New Gun Law

President Obama visited Maryland yesterday to talk about the Affordable Care Act. If Congress fails to pass a budget bill because of GOP efforts to defund that law, Maryland could lose $5-million a day in income and sales taxes. Plus: a challenge to MD’s new gun law, and more.

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Headlines
8:31 am
Thu September 26, 2013

MD’s Bond Authorization, Public Defenders At Bail Hearings, “Stop And Frisk,” and Obamacare

Maryland will likely float $1.16-billion in bonds next year. The state’s highest court says public defenders must be available to poor people at bail hearings. The ACLU criticizes Baltimore Police’s decision to call “Stop and Frisk” “Investigative Stops.” Mikulski on Obamacare. And more.

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Headlines
8:02 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Mikulski On Budget Battles, Gansler Enters Governor’s Race, and The Background Check Backlog

Senator Barbara Mikulski says a government shutdown would be “terrible for our economy.” Doug Gansler launches his gubernatorial bid. Marylanders applying for gun purchase background checks before October 1st will not have to get handgun licenses. And more.

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The Checkup
10:26 am
Tue September 24, 2013

What A Delay Or Defunding Of Obamacare Would (Or Wouldn't) Mean For Maryland

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The health-insurance exchanges are scheduled to open a week from today, and opponents are still trying to delay or defund Obamacare. In “The Checkup” we ask Politico health care reporter Paige Winfield Cunningham how it will play out here.

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Headlines
8:14 am
Tue September 24, 2013

MD’s New Gun Law, Gansler Enters Governor’s Race, and New GOP Leadership In The State Senate

Gansler enters the governor’s race; Brown picks up Sarbanes’ endorsement; a new poll of likely Democratic voters puts Brown ahead. The GOP gets new leadership in the State Senate. Leopold looks for a political comeback. A look at the new gun law that takes effect next week. And more.

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Choral Arts Classics
12:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Choral Arts Classics - Bach's Mass in B Minor - Episode 1

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In this first of two programs devoted to Bach’s towering masterpiece, Tom Hall welcomes back noted lecturer Ray Sprenkle to talk about JS Bach’s singular place in the pantheon of great composers, in advance of Choral Arts concert performance of The B Minor Mass on October 27, 2013 at Kraushaar Auditorium.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Mikulski Backs Brown, Gansler Prepares To Announce, and Obama Plans Thursday Visit To MD

Senator Barbara Mikulski has endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid. Attorney General Anthony Brown prepares to formally enter the race tomorrow. President Obama plans to talk about the Affordable Care Act in Maryland on Thursday. And more.

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Headlines
8:33 am
Fri September 20, 2013

A Background Check Lawsuit, More Filings For 2014 Elections, Casino News, and Lobbying In Annapolis

A judge has denied a temporary restraining order to stop Maryland State Police from using outside agencies to help process a backlog of gun applications. More candidates file for the 2014 elections. Plus: lobbying Annapolis, casino news, Express Toll Lane rates, voter fraud, and more.

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