Maryland Attornrey General Doug Gansler says he was not surprised by the not-guilty verdict in the case of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Gansler during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University in part one of an interview this week.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Republican David Craig says the Harford County executive has chosen Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as his running mate in his run for governor.
Jim Pettit, Craig's campaign spokesman, confirmed the selection in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday.
Pettit says two news conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday to announce her selection. One will be in the morning in Annapolis. The other will be in the afternoon in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is considering whether to appeal a tax decision by the state's highest court.
If the court decision stands, Gansler says it could cost local governments between $40 million and $50 million annually.
Maryland's Court of Appeals ruled in January that the state must offer credits to taxpayers whose out-of-state income is subject to local piggyback taxes, but granted a stay. The court rejected Gansler's request to reconsider last week and he has 90 days to decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is planning to announce a social media privacy education campaign.
Gansler planned to announce the campaign Monday as part of his role as president of the National Association of Attorneys General. The attorney general says the consumer education campaign is being launched in cooperation with Facebook to help educate teens, parents and others about how to protect their privacy while using social media.
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.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.
The text messages tell recipients that they have won a gift card at a well-known store worth several hundred dollars. They recipients are instructed to go to a website and provide personal information, including credit card or bank account numbers.
Another form of the scam asks consumers to reply to the text with identifying information.