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Zirkin Heads Senate Leadership Changes

In the wake of the November elections, and anticipating the start of a new term, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller announced a series of leadership changes to the Senate Committees and party roles. 174 more words

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Legislative Handbook Series - An Indispensable Reference

The Department of Legislative Services has released its quadrennial Legislative Handbook Series, a deep and useful reference series that encapsulates nearly every issue of government at the state and local level. 47 more words


McIntosh, Barve Gain New Committee Chairs In House

Following shifts in the recent election, the House of Delegates leadership will undergo substantial changes — with Delegate Maggie McIntosh moving to serve as chair of the Appropriations Committee, and current Majority Leader Kumar Barve assuming the seat as chair of the newly-renamed Environment and Transportation Committee. 904 more words


Jennings, Shank Selected to Lead Senate Republicans

The Senate Republic Caucus met to select its leadership for the 2015 session, and have chosen Senator J.B. Jennings and Senator Christopher Shank as their Leader and Whip, respectively. 160 more words

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2014 Election General Assembly Recap

Here is a brief recap of some of the more interesting or contested 2014 Maryland General Assembly races.  Vote totals and percentages are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections including early voting and 1981 of 1986 precincts reporting from Election Day.  1,273 more words

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Brian Frosh Wins Maryland Attorney General Race

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Chair Brian Frosh (D) will become Maryland’s next Attorney General.  Frosh beat his Republican opponent, Jeffrey Pritzker, by capturing 56% of the vote.  236 more words

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NAACP: "It's A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia"

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales of justice in terms of elections.” In those states, Johnson, president of the Georgia Conference of the NAACP, says “we saw the outcome of confusion, suppression and a chilling impact on participation. 422 more words