Doug Gansler http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/mizeur-and-gansler-hit-campaign-issues <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.</p><p>Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and security of Maryland's elderly population. She also wants to seek more funds for Alzheimer's research and create a registry of long-term care workers found guilty of abuse.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:06 +0000 Don Rush 52647 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues MD Attorney General Backs Criminal Records Shield Bill http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-attorney-general-backs-criminal-records-shield-bill <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler says letting ex-convicts shield their criminal records from prospective employers could be a major step toward making Maryland's prison re-entry rate plummet.</p><p>A pending Senate bill would allow shielding for 13 nonviolent misdemeanors, such as drug possession and trespassing. If the convicted person had no new offenses within five years after the sentence was completed, employers and colleges wouldn't be able to look at these criminal records.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:40:20 +0000 Don Rush 50671 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD Attorney General Backs Criminal Records Shield Bill Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/progressive-group-endorses-heather-mizeur-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democracy for America, a national organization for progressive politics, is endorsing Del. Heather Mizeur's bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, founded the organization in 2004. This is the organization's first gubernatorial endorsement for the 2014 political cycle.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:22:16 +0000 Don Rush 50667 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race Democrats Begin Campaign Ads for Governor of Maryland http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/democrats-begin-campaign-ads-governor-maryland <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland Democratic candidates for governor are releasing their first television ads of the campaign.</p><p>Both Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler announced their plans Wednesday.</p><p>Brown's first commercial is a 60-second spot that highlights his military service. Brown was deployed to Iraq while he was a member of the House of Delegates at the age of 43.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Don Rush 50340 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Democrats Begin Campaign Ads for Governor of Maryland Democratic Hopeful Doug Gansler on Jobs Today http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/democratic-hopeful-doug-gansler-jobs-today <p>BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to talk about a plan to create jobs.</p><p>Gansler, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, is taking his plan to Prince George's County on Wednesday. He is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion with business owners and workers at Jason's Family Barber Shop in Bowie.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:09:09 +0000 Don Rush 50274 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Democratic Hopeful Doug Gansler on Jobs Today Gansler Backs Reversal of Legal Reprentation at Initial Bail Hearings http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/gansler-backs-reversal-legal-reprentation-initial-bail-hearings <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Douglas Gansler is urging Maryland's top court to overturn its decision that arrestees have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings.</p><p>The Daily Record reports that Gansler argues in papers filed Tuesday with the Court of Appeals that the court was wrong to hold that the due-process provision in Maryland's constitution requires defendants to be provided counsel at this pre-trial stage.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:40:01 +0000 Don Rush 49552 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Gansler Backs Reversal of Legal Reprentation at Initial Bail Hearings Pilot Program to Prevent Cyberbullying http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/pilot-program-prevent-cyberbullying <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A pilot program to help prevent cyberbullying on Facebook is getting underway in Maryland.</p><p>Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to help kick off the initiative on Friday in Annapolis.</p><p>Educators from nearly every jurisdiction in Maryland are scheduled to attend. Gansler's office says the session is being led by one of Facebook's top public policy and community engagement experts.</p><p>The initiative will give educators a direct link to Facebook personnel to help address online bullying.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:12:28 +0000 Don Rush 48541 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Pilot Program to Prevent Cyberbullying Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/heather-mizeur-take-public-campaign-financing-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur says she'll participate in the state's public financing system in next year's governor's race.</p><p>Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, told The Washington Post that she wants to run a grassroots campaign and remove the influence of corporate money from politics. She is proposing banning corporate contributions and donations from those who bid for state contracts.</p><p>Mizeur is badly trailing fellow Democrats Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler in fundraising.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Don Rush 45763 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/senator-ben-cardin-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is endorsing Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.</p><p>Cardin announced his support for Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman on Monday in Baltimore.</p><p>The Democratic senator says Brown has worked to improve Maryland schools, reduce domestic violence and create jobs to strengthen the middle class.</p><p>Brown also has won endorsements from Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and four of Maryland's seven Democratic congressmen for their party's nomination.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:55:37 +0000 Don Rush 44887 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/heather-mizeur-picks-running-mate-md-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The pastor of an African-American church in Prince George's County will be state Del. Heather Mizeur's running mate in her bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Mizeur's campaign announced Wednesday that the Rev. Delman Coates will run for lieutenant governor on her ticket.</p><p>Coates is the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. In a break with some other black church leaders from Prince George's County, he was an advocate for legalization of gay marriage in Maryland.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:38:35 +0000 Don Rush 44670 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race MD Democratic Candidate for Governor to Choose Running Mate http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-democratic-candidate-governor-choose-running-mate <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is scheduled to announce her running mate in her bid for governor.</p><p>Mizeur says she will make her choice public on Wednesday at an American Legion Post in Silver Spring.</p><p>Mizeur is a Montgomery County Democrat. She has represented the county in the House of Delegates since 2007.</p><p>She is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler for the Democratic nomination for governor.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:25:46 +0000 Don Rush 44526 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD Democratic Candidate for Governor to Choose Running Mate Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/democrats-win-va-md-gubernatorial-hopefuls-talk-environment <p>TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.</p><p>Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:46:48 +0000 Don Rush 44218 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment Delaware Beach Town Warns Parents About Underage Drinking http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-beach-town-warns-parents-about-underage-drinking <p>SOUTH BETHANY, Del. (AP) - The government of a Delaware beach town is warning homeowners that they can face penalties if underage drinking or other offenses occur inside their homes.</p><p>South Bethany was the site of a party for graduating high school seniors that Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler briefly visited last summer. After a photo of Gansler at the party was published by The Baltimore Sun, Gansler said he should have done more to determine whether underage drinking was going on.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:09:04 +0000 Don Rush 43805 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware Beach Town Warns Parents About Underage Drinking Anthony Brown Gets Union Endorsement, Defense from Gansler Running Mate http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/anthony-brown-gets-union-endorsement-defense-gansler-running-mate <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has picked up a key union endorsement in the race for governor.</p><p>Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, were endorsed Saturday by the Maryland-DC Council of the AFL-CIO, which represents about 296,000 workers in the state.</p><p>Brown is running in the Democratic primary to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is term-limited. Also running in the heavily Democratic state are Attorney General Doug Gansler and state Del. Heather Mizeur.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:46:19 +0000 Don Rush 43672 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Anthony Brown Gets Union Endorsement, Defense from Gansler Running Mate Doug Gansler Admits He Should Have Done More at Teen Party http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/doug-gansler-admits-he-should-have-done-more-teen-party <p></p><p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he should have done more to see if there was underage drinking at teen beach party he visited.</p><p>Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, spoke to reporters Thursday about stopping by the June party in Delaware. He said he needed to meet his 19-year-old son to talk to about travel plans.</p><p>A photo obtained by The Baltimore Sun and published Thursday shows Gansler amid a group of partying teens. Some of the young people are dancing and there are several red plastic cups visible.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:40:48 +0000 Don Rush 43548 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Doug Gansler Admits He Should Have Done More at Teen Party MD AG Doug Gansler to Explain Appearance at Teenage Party http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-ag-doug-gansler-explain-appearance-teenage-party <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Attorney General Doug Gansler's campaign for governor says Gansler will hold a news conference to discuss his brief appearance at a teenage party at a Delaware beach house.</p><p>The Baltimore Sun obtained a photo it published Thursday that shows Gansler at the party. In an interview with the Sun, Gansler said he doesn't remember whether he saw drinking but that if he had, it wasn't his responsibility to intervene.</p><p>A Gansler campaign spokesman says the candidate will talk this afternoon in Silver Spring about what happened.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:21:25 +0000 Don Rush 43490 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net MD AG Doug Gansler to Explain Appearance at Teenage Party Md AG Doug Gansler Pays Speeding Ticket http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-ag-doug-gansler-pays-speeding-ticket <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney Doug Gansler has paid a speeding ticket, amid highly publicized reports about how Maryland State Police say he directed them to drive him and his own use of a state vehicle.</p><p>Gansler, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, released a statement from his office Tuesday announcing he paid the ticket.</p><p>The attorney general says apparently his office received a photo-camera ticket from the District of Columbia.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:33:58 +0000 Don Rush 43404 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Md AG Doug Gansler Pays Speeding Ticket Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/former-congressman-wayne-gilchrest-makes-gubernatorial-endorsement <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A former Republican congressman from the Eastern Shore is endorsing Delegate Heather Mizeur, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year.</p><p>Mizeur, who represents Montgomery County, announced the endorsement of Wayne Gilchrest and five current and former local officials from the Eastern Shore on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:32:39 +0000 Don Rush 43026 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest Makes Gubernatorial Endorsement Md State Police Fire Back Over Gansler Driving Controversy http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/md-state-police-fire-back-over-gansler-driving-controversy <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police are criticizing Attorney General Doug Gansler for calling the commander of the executive protection section a &quot;henchman&quot; of Gov. Martin O&#39;Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:44:23 +0000 Don Rush 43011 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Md State Police Fire Back Over Gansler Driving Controversy Gansler Chooses Jolene Ivey As Running Mate in Maryland http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/gansler-chooses-jolene-ivey-running-mate-maryland <p>Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has tapped Delegate Jolene Ivey as a running mate in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.</p><p>The 52-year old two-term Delegate represents Prince Georges County.</p><p>In her statement, Ivy said that she was proud to be the first African American woman to run Lt. Governor and to be the first in the nation if they win.</p><p>Gansler&rsquo;s major opponent is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who would become the first African American to become governor of the state if he wins the race.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:20:24 +0000 Don Rush 42951 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Gansler Chooses Jolene Ivey As Running Mate in Maryland Doug Gansler To Name Running Mate, While "Backseat Driving" Story Hits the Media http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/doug-gansler-name-running-mate-while-backseat-driving-story-hits-media <p>BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler plans to announce his running mate in his bid for governor.</p><p>Gansler&#39;s campaign has scheduled announcements for Monday in Prince George&#39;s County and in Baltimore. The announcement comes three weeks after Gansler announced he is running for the Democratic nomination.</p><p>Gansler will reveal his running mate during an event at High Point High School in Beltsville. Later Monday, he will appear at a park in Baltimore.</p><p><strong>Driving</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:41:11 +0000 Don Rush 42889 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Doug Gansler To Name Running Mate, While "Backseat Driving" Story Hits the Media Anthony Brown To Get Endorsement by Top Md Legislator http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/anthony-brown-get-endorsement-top-md-legislator <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Michael Busch says he will be endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown&#39;s bid to be the next governor of Maryland.</p><p>Alexandra Hughes said the speaker will announce his endorsement on Thursday in Annapolis.</p><p>Brown, a Democrat, served in the House of Delegates before Gov. Martin O&#39;Malley chose him to be his running mate in 2005. Brown served two terms representing Prince George&#39;s County, and he rose to the position of majority whip in the chamber.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:46:23 +0000 Don Rush 42691 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Anthony Brown To Get Endorsement by Top Md Legislator Maryland Joins Facebook in Fight Against Cyberbullying http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/maryland-joins-facebook-fight-against-cyberbullying <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.</p><p>Gansler made the announcement Thursday. The initiative will give educators a direct connection to address issues of online bullying in their school systems.</p><p>Facebook outlined the pilot project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country, at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education fall conference.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:00:13 +0000 Don Rush 42297 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Maryland Joins Facebook in Fight Against Cyberbullying Doug Gansler To Kick Off Campaign, Anthony Brown Formally Files http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/doug-gansler-kick-campaign-anthony-brown-formally-files <p><strong>Gansler</strong></p><p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing plans to officially launch his run for governor.</p><p>Gansler's campaign announced Thursday he will start a statewide tour beginning on Sept. 24 with events in Rockville, Ellicott City and Baltimore.</p><p>After that, he will be making stops all around the state.</p><p>Gansler will be in southern Maryland on Sept. 25. He then heads to western Maryland the day after that. He also will be campaigning on the Eastern Shore on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:02:14 +0000 Don Rush 41097 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Doug Gansler To Kick Off Campaign, Anthony Brown Formally Files Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/maryland-delegate-questions-gun-application-process <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:21:42 +0000 Don Rush 40872 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process Wind Turbine Restrictions Unconstitutional, MD AG Says http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/wind-turbine-restrictions-unconstitutional-md-ag-says <p>OAKLAND, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general has deemed a portion of a law aimed at putting distance between wind turbines and homes unconstitutional.</p><p>The Times-News reports that Attorney General Douglas Gansler wrote Gov. Martin O'Malley in May noting that a portion of the law is unconstitutional because it would give adjacent neighbors zoning authority.</p><p>Garrett County Administrator Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator says the rest of the bill will proceed and be amended in the 2014 General Assembly session.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:35:43 +0000 Don Rush 40603 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Wind Turbine Restrictions Unconstitutional, MD AG Says Endorsements For Frosh Attorney General Campaign http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/endorsements-frosh-attorney-general-campaign <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State Sen. Brian Frosh is announcing endorsements for his bid to be Maryland's attorney general by two people who had the job over a 28-year period.</p><p>Frosh has scheduled a news conference on Tuesday in Baltimore where former Attorneys General J. Joseph Curran and Stephen Sachs will announce their support.</p><p>Curran was Maryland's attorney general from 1987 to 2007. Sachs was attorney general from 1979 to 1987.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:35:58 +0000 Don Rush 39711 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Endorsements For Frosh Attorney General Campaign Perdue Gets Environmental Building Award, Gansler On Poulty Waste Uses http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/perdue-gets-environmental-building-award-gansler-poulty-waste-uses <p>Perdue Farms won high honors from the U.S. Green Building Council for the four year $10.5 million renovation of its 94-thousand square foot corporate headquarters in Salisbury.</p><p>It’s the first to receive the Council’s Platinum Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for buildings on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.</p><p>Jim Perdue, chair of Perdue Farms, said this was demonstration of the company’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:32:06 +0000 Don Rush 39476 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Perdue Gets Environmental Building Award, Gansler On Poulty Waste Uses Gansler Says No Apology, Brown Says Apologize to Voters http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/gansler-says-no-apology-brown-says-apologize-voters <p><strong>Gansler</strong></p><p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he isn't apologizing after a newspaper reported that he told campaign volunteers that his rival in the Democratic gubernatorial primary is relying on race to get elected.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's campaign sought an apology after The Washington Post obtained a recording of Gansler telling campaign volunteers that Brown's "campaign slogan is 'Vote for me, I want to be the first African American governor of Maryland."'</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:46:48 +0000 Don Rush 39430 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Gansler Says No Apology, Brown Says Apologize to Voters Gansler Remarks on Race Draws Criticism in Gubernatorial Campaign http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/gansler-remarks-race-draws-criticism-gubernatorial-campaign <p></p><p>The gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is calling on challenger state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for injecting race into the campaign.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gansler-remarks-on-brown-race-in-maryland-governor-contest-draw-more-fallout/2013/08/13/6aadb0bc-042d-11e3-88d6-d5795fab4637_story_1.html">Baltimore Sun</a> reports that Brown’s campaign manager charged that the attorney general has used race to divide people.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:18:42 +0000 Don Rush 39413 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Gansler Remarks on Race Draws Criticism in Gubernatorial Campaign