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10:41 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Why Anthony Brown's Tax Promise Is Risky

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:17 am

Why Anthony Brown's Tax Promise Is Risky

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the Democratic nominee for governor, has declared that he would not raise taxes if elected governor. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears of the Daily Record talk about how that might put Brown in a difficult political position if voters choose him in November.

WYPR News
10:40 am
Mon October 20, 2014

At Prince George's Rally, Obama Tells Marylanders 'Go Vote'

President Barack Obama at a get out the vote rally with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 8:47 am

With approval ratings near record lows, President Barack Obama has not been invited to campaign for many Democrats facing tight races around the country. But he got an enthusiastic welcome Sunday from thousands of people packed into a high school gym in Upper Marlboro. The president was there to give a high-powered push to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his bid for the governor’s mansion.

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Elections
12:37 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Smith: O'Malley Is Lucky Maryland Isn't Early-Primary State

Governor Martin O'Malley.

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 6:02 am

Martin O’Malley surely gets glowing introductions as he tours presidential testing sites. Good for him that Maryland’s not on his list. For a governor who helped guide Maryland through the Great Recession with minimal damage, his standing among this state’s voters is less than anemic.

He takes solid story with him on the road:

A record of sound fiscal management. One of the best public school systems in the nation. An array of social issue triumphs from gay marriage to gun control and repeal of the death penalty.

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1:04 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

WYPR Makes Good on our Bet with KCUR

True to our word, we produced a support message for the Royals....kinda.
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Last week, the NPR station in Baltimore, WYPR, made a wager with us over the ALCS Championship: If the Orioles take the pennant, the staff at KCUR must
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4:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Kansas City And Baltimore Public Radio Nerds Face Off

Tom Hall goes to bat for Baltimore and our Orioles with Kansas City's NPR affiliate.
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Two underdog cities have made it to this year's American League Championship Series. The intensity among baseball fans in both Kansas City and Baltimore
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WYPR News
10:58 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Anne Arundel: It’s About Taxes, Schools And Boats

Democrat George Johnson (left) and Republican Del. Steve Schuh have a lot of the same friends but different ideas when it comes to running Anne Arundel County. The two men are facing each other in the November general election for County Executive.

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 11:19 am

Democrat George Johnson, who is making a second run for Anne Arundel County Executive, and his Republican opponent, Delegate Steve Schuh, have something in common. They’ve made friends on both sides of the aisle during their years in public life.

But they have sharp differences when it comes to running Anne Arundel.

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WYPR News
10:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

In Bruising 2nd Head-To-Head, Brown And Hogan Lob Criticisms

Republican Larry Hogan and Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at the second gubernatorial debate.

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 9:32 am

  

Maryland’s gubernatorial race has been notably negative this year, and when Republican Larry Hogan and Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown met for a second debate Monday, the gloves were off and both Hogan and Brown were swinging.

The two attacked each other’s plans, their credibility, and their records.

Hogan blamed Brown for the state’s lackluster economic performance, saying Maryland’s, “economy’s a mess and everyone seems to know it except you.”

Brown criticized Hogan’s plan to cut taxes by reducing spending, “Larry, your numbers don’t add up,” Brown said. “You’re first and only specific plan you laid out on the campaign and the numbers don’t add up.”

The two contenders faced tough questions from moderators but tried to turn weaknesses into strengths. When Brown was asked about his role as head of Maryland’s healthcare exchange, which included an expensive website that failed on day one, he emphasized enrollment that happened despite the IT troubles and elided questions about the $40 million to $50 million price tag to replace the balky website.

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MLB Playoffs
11:25 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Baltimore Vs. Kansas City: Baseball Aside, Style Beats Barbecue

Kansas City, Mayor Sly James at KCUR.

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Ahead of the first face-off between the Royals and the O’s in the American League Champion Series, our friends over at Kansas City public radio station KCUR put together a side-by-side comparison of Kansas City and Baltimore. KCUR’s Cody Newill looked at famous residents, real estate, music, drugs and food.

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WYPR News
11:24 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Jobs, Taxes And The Economy Pervade First Gubernatorial Debate

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 7:05 am

    

Pocketbook issues dominated Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, the first time the Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan shared a stage in this contentious race for the governor’s mansion. The two laid out very different assessments of Maryland’s economy over the hour-long debate, and criticized each other’s plans.

In Anthony Brown’s Maryland, the state has weathered a terrible recession while preserving strategic investments. There’s room for improvement, sure, but the fundamentals are strong.

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WYPR News
11:24 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Baltimore County: Maryland's 'Swing District'

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 10:30 am

Baltimore County may once again be Maryland’s swing district: Republican in one cycle, Democratic in the next.

Right now, in the race for governor, Republican Larry Hogan leads Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown by a slim margin in the county. That’s according to a Washington Post poll published Monday. Democratic leaders and campaign door-knockers find considerable antipathy to Governor Martin O’Malley in the county. And Lt. Gov. Brown is being effectively portrayed as O’Malley 2.0.

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