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9:25 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

WYPR's Shielah Kast moderating forum with six of the candidates for Governor.

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:33 am

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

Six of the candidates from both parties running for governor repeated their usual positions on jobs, the economy and health care during a forum at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual convention in Ocean City. And then they all said something that all of them agreed on.

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Headlines
8:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

VA Reforms, Transportation Funding, A Governor’s Race Poll, & A “Move Over Law” Enforcement Effort

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is among a number of lawmakers supporting a bill to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Most of the Maryland gubernatorial candidates are pledging to restore funding for local road maintenance and repairs that had been cut from the state budget by the O’Malley administration. Plus: another poll on the governor’s race, a targeted enforcement of Maryland’s “move over law,” the Red Line, “use of force” investigations in Baltimore, and more.

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Headlines
9:03 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Early Voting, Cove Point, Summer School, Food Trucks, & Water And Sewer Line Insurance

Gypsy Queen Cafe food truck.
Credit baltamour carla via flickr

Early voting starts this week. The Cove Point project takes another step forward. Baltimore officials stress attendance as summer school nears. The Baltimore City Council approves a plan that would lead to more opportunities for food trucks. Water and sewer line insurance in the city will likely be available by fall. The Federal government considers a vacant office building near Baltimore’s Lexington Market into a shelter for children caught entering the country illegally. And much more.

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WYPR News
9:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 9:25 am

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

With recent polling data out on the governor's race, it looks very unlikely that either of the Democratic challengers to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will pull a Harry Hughes. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the poll and that remarkable 1978 gubernatorial primary.

Headlines
9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Governor’s Race Poll, Health Insurance Rates, Baltimore Teachers File Grievance, & MD Tourism

Credit Courtesy of MPT

With just over two weeks until Maryland’s primary election, a new poll of the governor’s race indicates that the frontrunners in both parties are maintaining sizable leads. A closer look at the poll, plus: requests to change health insurance rates, a class action grievance filed by Baltimore teachers, tourism figures, new statues for the Great Blacks in Wax museum, the Cozy closes, and more.

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WYPR News
9:13 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Why Craig Failed To Get Public Financing For His Campaign

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 5:10 am

Why Craig Failed To Get Public Financing For His Campaign

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about why David Craig, despite a long history in Maryland politics, was unable to qualify for public campaign financing in his bid for governor.

Headlines
8:41 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Cardin Calls On Obama To Declassify Prisoner Exchange Details, Public Financing, & “The New Dundalk”

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

US Senator Ben Cardin is urging President Obama to declassify the details of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's prisoner swap as quickly as possible. A look at why GOP gubernatorial hopeful David Craig failed to qualify for public financing. Plus: casino revenue, ringworm at Howard County’s animal shelter, “The New Dundalk,” and more.

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WYPR News
3:15 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Why Have There Been So Few Black Governors?

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at an NAACP gubernatorial forum in April.

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 1:16 pm

Maryland’s 2014 gubernatorial race is full of potential firsts.

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WYPR News
3:14 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Will Voters Pick Brown To Manage $40 Billion Operation?

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 8:25 am

What did he know and when did he know it?

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Headlines
8:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gubernatorial Debate, Attack Ads, Frosh Picks Up O’Malley Endorsement, & Baltimore Property Taxes

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The three top Democratic candidates for governor hold their final broadcast debate this morning. An independent expenditure group launches the latest attack ad in the governor’s race. State Senator Brian Frosh’s bid to be MD’s next Attorney General picks up the endorsement of Governor Martin O’Malley. Baltimore’s property tax rate falls. And more.

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