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Headlines
8:35 am
Tue February 11, 2014

The “State Of The City,” MD’s Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Storm Water Fees, & A Winter Storm Watch

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake focused the majority of her fourth State of the City speech on crime while also touting successes of the last year.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We examine Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “State of the City” speech, plus: MD’s minimum wage, speed cameras, marijuana decriminalization, a contract vote for a longshoremen’s union, the costs of MD’s health insurance exchange, storm water fees, and the Winter Storm Watch set for Wednesday night through Thursday night.

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Headlines
5:23 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Delays, More Snow Forecast, Speed Cameras, ICC Tolls, and The State Of The City Speech

We round up this morning’s school delays, look at how the winter’s affecting snow cleanup budgets, and examine the possibility of more snow later this week. Plus: the investigation into Baltimore’s speed camera system, the State of the City speech, a call for ICC toll reductions, public financing in the Governor’s race, and more.

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Inside Maryland Politics
12:05 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Why Estate Tax Is A Tough Choice For O'Malley

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 5:33 am

Why Estate Tax Is A Tough Choice For O'Malley

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Josh Kurtz of Center Maryland talk about House Leader Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller's proposal to reduce the estate tax and why Governor O'Malley faces a difficult decision if it were to pass the legislature.

WYPR News
12:19 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Prison Phones, School Tests & Health Care: The Week In Annapolis

Governor O'Malley speaks to reporters at the Baltimore City Detention Center on Friday.

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 5:25 pm

Prison Phones, School Tests & Health Care: The Week In Annapolis

Cell phones, health care and the Common Core standards dominated action in Annapolis this week.

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Headlines
9:02 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Power Restoration Efforts, An “Oversight Group” For MD’s Health Care Exchange, and The Estate Tax

Power restoration efforts continue, after Wednesday’s ice storm. A legislative “oversight group” is formed to monitor MD’s online health care exchange. Plus: the estate tax, the “chicken tax,” Baltimore’s “taxi tax,” cell phone blocking at the Baltimore City Detention Center, & the non-earthquake in Ocean City.

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WYPR News
12:22 am
Fri February 7, 2014

What To Do When The Water Main Breaks

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 2:40 pm

It’s no secret that Baltimore has seen an unprecedented increase in water main breaks during the recent cold snaps. 

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Headlines
5:48 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Power Outages And School Schedule Changes, Issues In The General Assembly, and More

Maryland power outages, as of 5am on Thursday, February 6.
Credit Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Significant power outages persist across Maryland this morning, closing schools in Carroll and Harford counties, and prompting 2-hour delays for Baltimore County's Hereford Zone schools and schools in Frederick county. More on schedule changes, plus this morning's top local headlines...

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WYPR News
11:16 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Annapolis Tackles ecoATMs

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 6:06 am

Annapolis Tackles ecoATMs

Three lawmakers from Baltimore City are pushing bills in the General Assembly this year to regulate Automated Purchasing Machines, or APMs. 

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Headlines
5:28 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Ice-Related Schedule Changes for February 5, 2014

Weather advisories for Central Maryland.
Credit NWS

Freezing Rain Advisories and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect around the listening area; the ice is causing power outages and schedule changes for schools, governments, businesses, and public transit systems. Our partial list of what's happening follows...

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Headlines
6:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

O’Malley On Presidential Bid, MD’s Minimum Wage, Public Financing, A Contract Vote For Longshoremen

Carroll County schools open 2 hours late. In other news: Governor Martin O’Malley says more about a possible presidential campaign, the push to raise MD’s minimum wage, another gubernatorial candidate signs on to public financing while lawmakers push to expand the system, longshoremen prepare for contract vote.

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