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Baltimore's Maggie McIntosh appointed House budget chief
Baltimore's Maggie McIntosh appointed House budget chief

Baltimore's Del. Maggie McIntosh will take over the powerful role of chairing of the House Appropriations Committee, House Speaker Michael E. Busch announced Wednesday. The appointment of McIntosh, a 22-year veteran Democrat, returns the gavel of the House's budget panel to the city for the first time since Del. Howard P. "Pete" Rawlings died in 2003. Since then, the chairman has been Del. Norman Conway of Wicomico County, who lost his seat in the Nov. 4 election. McIntosh, 66, has chaired the House Environmental Matters Committee since 2003 -- a role in which she has played a lead role in crafting Maryland's anti-pollution laws. Taking over the Appropriations...

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