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8:53 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Anthony Brown to Announce Running Mate in Bid for MD Governorship

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown plans to announce his choice of a running mate in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Brown's campaign scheduled an event for Monday in Columbia to announce the selection. He will announce his choice in Howard County where County Executive Ken Ulman has also said he was considering a run for governor in 2014.

The 51-year-old Brown announced his candidacy earlier this month. He hopes to be Maryland's first lieutenant governor to be elected governor.

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10:22 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Announces Bid for Governor

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - No Maryland lieutenant governor has ever been elected governor of the state, but Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who will formally announce his gubernatorial bid Friday, is hoping to make history by becoming the first.

Brown, a Democrat, said he is running to build on the current administration's successes in reducing crime, improving education and expanding health care to those in underserved communities.

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9:19 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Anthony Brown to Announce for MD Governor

Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (D-Md)

Officials say that Brown will make the announcement Friday during a picnic at Prince George's Community College.

The lieutenant governor is also expected to make stops in Frederick, Montgomery County and Baltimore on Saturday.

Brown, a Democrat, has served as the lieutenant governor of the state since 2006 alongside of Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Prior to assuming the post of lieutenant governor, Brown represented Prince George's County for two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, rising to the position of majority whip.

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8:33 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Public Private Partnership for MD Infrastructure


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will testify in favor of a measure to create a framework for public-private partnerships to build roads and public buildings.

Brown is scheduled to testify before the House Environmental Matters Committee on Friday.

A similar bill failed to pass last year. Its prospects were complicated by a provision that was added to allow legal appeals on such projects to be heard on an expedited track before the Court of Special Appeals.

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11:41 am
Wed February 13, 2013

MD. Lt. Gov. Outlines Health Exchange Under Obamacare

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be outlining the latest steps in Maryland to implement federal health care reform.

Brown is scheduled to testify Wednesday on legislation before a House panel and a Senate committee.

The measure includes an expansion of Medicaid. It also creates a dedicated funding stream for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange from the existing premium tax on health insurers.

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11:25 am
Fri February 8, 2013

MD Young Democrats Attract Potential Candidates for Governor

Young Democrats of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Young Democrats of Maryland are attracting some high-profile officials to their annual convention.

Rep. Steny Hoyer is scheduled to deliver remarks at the event on Saturday in College Park.

Several officials who are eying a run for governor also are scheduled to speak. They include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, and Delegate Heather Mizeur.

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8:53 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Air Conditioning Money for MD Schools

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration says $336 million in school construction funding and upgrades will be in the budget for the next fiscal year.

The governor made the announcement in Baltimore on Monday.

The budget will include $325 million for the state's Public School Construction Program. That will include $25 million for air conditioning in schools.

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3:43 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Record Cover Crop in Maryland

Md. Agr. Secy. Buddy Hance,

SPARKS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has approved a record 607,000 acres of winter grains so far in the state's cover crop program.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined agricultural leaders and farmers made the announce today.

A record 1,860 farmers are participating in the program, and 152 of them are new to the initiative this year.

The record acreage represents 170 percent of the current two-year goals of the watershed implementation plan for cover crops.

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4:03 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

$123 Million Federal Grant for MD Health Exchange

Health Care Reform,

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland has received a $123 million federal grant to support development of the state's health benefit exchange.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown made the announcement Thursday in Baltimore.

Under the federal health care law, Maryland's exchange is due to be operational by October of next year. The grant is to be used to continue the development and implementation of the state-based health benefit exchange.

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9:10 am
Tue August 14, 2012

MACo Meets Amidst Fiscal Worries

Ingrid Turner, MACo President, Official Website

When the Maryland Association of Counties gathers in Ocean City this week there will be some tough questions about the cuts that local government leaders are now facing.

Many have seen their budgets slashed with falling property tax revenues in the wake of the housing bust.

And they face footing the entire teacher pension bill.

Howard County executive and former president of the Association Ken Ullman told the Salisbury Daily Times that there is a real tension between county leaders and the state.

8:32 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Domestic Violence Legislation Up Today In Maryland State Senate Committee


     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - People who leave a job to escape domestic violence would be eligible for unemployment benefits under a measure coming before Maryland lawmakers.

     Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is scheduled to testify in favor of the legislation Tuesday in front of the Senate Finance Committee.

     It would apply to someone who leaves a job because continued employment could jeopardize the safety of the person or the person's spouse, child or parent.