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Maryland Election Guide 2012

Maryland Election Guide 2012

Maryland politics

Hogan cleared in elections complaint

Maryland election officials have determined Republican candidate for governor Larry Hogan broke no laws in converting his Change Maryland advocacy organization into a campaign operation.

Hogan opts for public financing for general election campaign

Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations.

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling directly to Supreme Court

Utah's attorney general will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Courtover last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that backed gay marriage in the conservative, heavily Mormon state, his office said on Wednesday.

Howard County executive candidates meet for first post-primary forum

Howard County executive candidates Courtney Watson and Allan Kittleman talked affordable housing, business development, the environment and LGBTQ issues in their first post-primary forum, sponsored by the Howard County chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG. 

Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.

Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers.

Family of Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police files complaint

The family of the American teen who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police in East Jerusalem last week has filed a formal complaint with authorities there, advocates said Tuesday.

Cleveland picked for 2016 U.S. Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Republican Party's national convention to nominate a presidential candidate in 2016 will likely be held in Cleveland, the Republican National Committee said on Tuesday.