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Jean W Roesser

Lawlah to join Cabinet

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to name the heads of four state agencies today, including a former state legislator - the first he has tapped for a new administration full of state government veterans.

O'Malley's picks stand in stark contrast to the hiring habits of his predecessor, Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who frequently turned to current and former legislators and their spouses for top administration posts. Even his appointments secretary had been a legislator.

Instead of culling the General Assembly, O'Malley has picked over the administration of former Gov. Parris N. Glendening for managers - including today's expected pick for the Department of General...

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