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Maryland Matters Editor to Moderate Democratic Candidate Forum This Week

One of the biggest political schmoozefests of the year is taking place this Thursday, and we’re pleased to report that Maryland Matters will play a small part in it. The annual Committee for Montgomery legislative breakfast is one of the hottest tickets in town. Hundreds of political, business and civic leaders from Maryland attend. They hear speeches from Montgomery County

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Read All the Commentaries From Montgomery Co. At-Large Candidates

Marilyn Balcombe: Guest Commentary: Montgomery County at a Crossroads Charlie Barkley: Guest Commentary: Experienced Leadership Will Move Montgomery Co. Forward Seth Grimes: Guest Commentary: Community Kitchen Is A Model for Economic Opportunity Ashwani Jain: Guest Commentary: Engaging and Empowering Montgomery County Will Jawando: Guest Commentary: Redeveloping Old Silver Spring Library Is Smart Land Use Hans Riemer: Guest Commentary: Montgomery Needs

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Guest Commentary: To Move Montgomery Forward, County Must Find Common Ground

By Bill Conway Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series. More than 25 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council in 2018 – and the number could grow. In an attempt to sort through the confusion and enlighten voters, Maryland Matters has asked the candidates to submit an op-ed piece introducing themselves and

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Meet Alec Ross’ New Campaign Manager and Other Notes From Across the State

By Josh Kurtz Democratic gubernatorial contender Alec Ross’ campaign manager has been on the job for a week, and he likes what he sees so far. Shaun Daniels, a former librarian, is a well-traveled political operative who has spent a significant amount of time in Virginia – most recently working for a political action committee and a direct mail firm

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Another Twist Coming in the 6th District Congressional Race

By Josh Kurtz The race for the Republican nomination in Maryland’s 6th congressional district may be in for another shake-up. Republican sources have told Maryland Matters that one of the candidates, former Del. Mathew Mossburg, may be in line for a job as a drug policy adviser with the Hogan administration — or perhaps with Gov. Larry Hogan’s re-election campaign.

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Notes: Hogan Doubles Down, Hoyer’s Seniority, Star Power for Alsobrooks

By Josh Kurtz It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas – and a lot like January in Annapolis, as the pace of legislative work ramps up. This week, legislative committees and special commissions are tackling such meaty issues as health care reform, Metro funding, the state of the state’s liquor industry, financial protections and reform, biotech investment tax credits,

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