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Prosecutors in Oaks Corruption Case Dismiss Claims of Entrapment, Release New Transcripts

By William F. Zorzi In the escalating war of pretrial motions, prosecutors in the public corruption case against Maryland state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks are pushing back hard against defense assertions that the West Baltimore Democrat was entrapped by federal authorities in the ongoing probe. Responding to a memorandum last month by federal public defenders that Oaks (D) was induced

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Baker: I Decided on Embry ‘5 Minutes’ Into Our First Meeting 

By Bruce DePuyt He started his search for a running mate last June, when he announced his candidacy for governor. But it wasn’t until relatively late in the process — during a lunch that almost didn’t happen — that gubernatorial hopeful Rushern L. Baker III (D) decided on Elizabeth M. Embry. On Tuesday, the pair toured the state, starting in Baltimore

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Guest Commentary: Reforming Md.’s Renewable Energy Law

By Tim Whitehouse Maryland’s General Assembly will make some crucial decisions this session on the future of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. Currently, the legislature is considering two bills to increase the amount of renewable energy that utilities must purchase under the state’s RPS. The RPS is the primary law that requires Maryland utilities to purchase renewable energy or renewable

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Three-Quarters of Voters Favor Term Limits for State Lawmakers, Poll Shows

By Josh Kurtz What issues matter most to Marylanders this election year? What are they thinking about some of the state’s leading institutions? The latest Goucher Poll asked Maryland residents about an array of issues – many of which are likely to be relevant in the elections. The results were released early Wednesday morning. Goucher surveyed 800 Maryland adults from

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Groups Rally Outside State House for Women’s Agenda

By Bruce DePuyt A broad coalition of progressive groups rallied outside the State House on Monday night, urging the General Assembly to adopt legislation designed to reduce violence against women and to promote women’s health, economic opportunity and “reproductive justice.” Leaders of several legislative caucuses — representing women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and LGBT lawmakers — appeared alongside speakers from numerous

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Source: Baker and Lt. Gov. Pick Embry ‘Just Connected’

By Bruce DePuyt Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rushern L. Baker III (D) has chosen a career prosecutor, Elizabeth M. Embry of Baltimore, to be his running mate, Maryland Matters has learned. Baker, the Prince George’s County executive, will announce his selection Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore. The duo will then head to Annapolis to

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Poll: Hogan’s Distance From Trump Pays Off

By Josh Kurtz As the November election draws nearer, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) continues to have enviable job approval ratings, according to the latest poll from Goucher College. But President Trump’s poor standing in Maryland remains a threat to Hogan’s bid for a second term – and the governor’s re-election numbers aren’t nearly as strong as his approval ratings.

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