Doug Gansler http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/brown-hogan-win-colburn-out <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November.</p><p>With 90% of the vote counted,&nbsp; brown won 51 percent in the Democratic primary to 24 percent for Attorney General Doug Gansler.</p><p>Delegate Heather Mizeur came in third with 22% of the vote.</p><p>Meanwhile, Hogan outdistanced his nearest rival by 43 percent to Harford County Executive David Craig who came in with 30 percent. Charles County businessman Charles Lollar picked up 15 pecent while Delegate Ron George received 12 percent.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:28:26 +0000 Don Rush 56642 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Brown, Hogan Win, Colburn Out Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-voters-go-polls-today <p>Maryland voters are set to go to the polls today to cast their ballots in primaries across the state.</p><p>Voting precincts open at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.</p><p>Topping the ballot are the primary races for governor.</p><p>On the Democratic side Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has been leading in the polls against rivals Attorney General Doug Gansler and Delegate Heather Mizeur.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:03:46 +0000 Don Rush 56571 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Voters Go To the Polls Today Doug Gansler Offers Tax Cut Plan in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-gansler-offers-tax-cut-plan-md-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a middle class tax cut, as Maryland's primary in the governor's race is less than two weeks away.</p><p>Gansler on Thursday proposed the tax cut for households with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. An individual would get a $200 income tax credit for 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax years. Families would get a $400 tax credit for each of those years.</p><p>Early voting began Thursday. It will continue for a week. Maryland's primary is June 24.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:33:07 +0000 Don Rush 55953 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler Offers Tax Cut Plan in MD Governor's Race Doug Gansler's Uphill Battle to Become Maryland's Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-ganslers-uphill-battle-become-marylands-governor <p>Public opinion polls show Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a 20 plus lead over rival Attorney General Doug Gansler in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial primary race with Delegate Heather Mizeur a distance third.&nbsp; The Attorney General stopped by the studios of Delmarva Public Radio to discuss the race and the issues</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:19:05 +0000 Don Rush 55811 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler's Uphill Battle to Become Maryland's Governor Anthony Brown & Larry Hogan Lead in Their Primaries for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-larry-hogan-lead-their-primaries-governor <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new poll in the Maryland governor's race shows Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with a big lead over his Democratic primary rivals.</p><p>Tuesday's <a href="http://tinyurl.com/ln9lumk">Washington Post </a>poll found that 46 percent of likely Democratic voters supported Brown. Twenty-three percent backed Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur was third with 16 percent.</p><p>A survey in February also put Brown ahead by more than 20 points.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Republicans</strong></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:02:16 +0000 Don Rush 55746 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown & Larry Hogan Lead in Their Primaries for Governor Doug Gansler Pushes Corporate Tax Cut in Race For MD Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/doug-gansler-pushes-corporate-tax-cut-race-md-governor <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is highlighting his plan to cut the corporate income tax rate to demonstrate he is the most willing of Maryland's Democratic primary candidates for governor to do what's necessary to spur the state's economy.</p><p>Gansler wants to gradually cut the state's corporate income tax from 8.25 percent to 6 percent. He says that will make Maryland more competitive with Virginia for companies that want to be near the nation's capital.</p><p>Gansler is running in the Democratic primary against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:46:18 +0000 Don Rush 55552 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Doug Gansler Pushes Corporate Tax Cut in Race For MD Governor Anthony Brown Defends Health Exchange Role During MPT Debate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-defends-health-exchange-role-during-mpt-debate <p>OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown continues to face questions about Maryland's badly flawed health exchange website in his bid to become the next governor</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:51:43 +0000 Don Rush 55353 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown Defends Health Exchange Role During MPT Debate GOP Candidates Debate in MD Governor's Race (Update) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gop-candidates-debate-md-governors-race-update <p>OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The four Republican candidates for governor will be debating at the studios of Maryland Public Television.</p><p>The debate will take place on Monday afternoon in Owings Mills.</p><p>The GOP hopefuls are Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George of Anne Arundel County, Larry Hogan of Anne Arundel County and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar.</p><p>The Maryland League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring the debate. Jason Newton of WBAL-TV will be the moderator.</p><p><strong>Democrats</strong></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:37:24 +0000 Don Rush 55288 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net GOP Candidates Debate in MD Governor's Race (Update) Delegate Heather Mizeur: The Liberal in MD Democratic Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delegate-heather-mizeur-liberal-md-democratic-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is campaigning as the most liberal candidate in Maryland's Democratic primary.</p><p>She told The Associated Press in a recent interview that closing income inequality gaps is a top priority. She supports bringing back a tax on people with incomes of $1 million or more to help ease the tax burden on the middle class.</p><p>She also backs legalizing marijuana and taxing it to pay for expanding pre-kindergarten.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:39:42 +0000 Don Rush 55088 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delegate Heather Mizeur: The Liberal in MD Democratic Governor's Race Anthony Brown Gets Endorsement from Key Environmental Group http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/anthony-brown-gets-endorsement-key-environmental-group <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.</p><p>The environmental group announced the endorsement Wednesday in Baltimore.</p><p>Karla Raettig, the executive director of the organization, says the group is confident Brown will build on the environmental record of Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p><p>The group also noted Brown's running mate, Ken Ulman, for environmental initiatives he supported as county executive of Howard County.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:05:26 +0000 Don Rush 55079 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Anthony Brown Gets Endorsement from Key Environmental Group U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Maryland Tax Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/us-supreme-court-takes-maryland-tax-case <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over how a state may tax income its residents earn in another state.</p><p>The high court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal from Maryland officials to overturn a lower court ruling that found the state's tax law unconstitutional.</p><p>Maryland law allows residents to deduct income taxes paid to other states from their Maryland state tax. But it does not apply that deduction when it comes to local "piggyback taxes" the state collects for county and city governments.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:05:46 +0000 Don Rush 54945 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Maryland Tax Case Post Endorses GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/post-endorses-gop-gubernatorial-hopeful-larry-hogan <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Washington Post has endorsed Larry Hogan in the Republican primary for governor.</p><p>The newspaper on Wednesday (http://wapo.st/1noggVI ) wrote that Hogan is the "most likely to offer voters a plausible alternative." It did not express much enthusiasm for the race in general, referring to "the lackluster Democratic contest" and describing the GOP primary as "a low-key affair."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:21:52 +0000 Don Rush 54625 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Post Endorses GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/washington-post-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post editorial board is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's Democratic primary race for governor as the best candidate to attract and retain jobs.</p><p>In an editorial Sunday, the Post editorial board writes that Brown is "a conscientious public servant with broad experience" as a lawyer, legislator and in the executive branch under Gov. Martin O'Malley.</p><p>The editorial notes much of Maryland's electorate remains undecided in the June 24 primary. The winner is likely to become the next governor.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:11:11 +0000 Don Rush 54075 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Washington Post Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor MD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-gubernatorial-candidates-debate-tonight <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Candidates in Mryalnd's Democratic primary are scheduled to debate at the University of Maryland.</p><p>The debate Wednesday evening will be held in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.</p><p>Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Del. Heather Mizeur are scheduled to participate.</p><p>The debate will focus on the state's economy. It's expected to include discussion about job creation, education and transportation and transit challenges facing the state.</p><p>Maryland's primary is June 24.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:05:57 +0000 Don Rush 53836 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Tonight Brown Outlines Jobs Program in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/brown-outlines-jobs-program-md-governors-race <p>UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has released an outline of a plan aimed at growing Maryland's economy if he becomes governor.</p><p>Brown, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, released the five-point plan on Tuesday.</p><p>At the top of the list is using innovative financing to pay for infrastructure. Brown led an effort to better define public-private partnerships in the state last year.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 17:09:16 +0000 Don Rush 53781 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Brown Outlines Jobs Program in MD Governor's Race Two Major TV Debates Set for MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/two-major-tv-debates-set-md-democratic-gubernatorial-candidates <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Three Maryland Democratic candidates for governor are announcing plans for debates before the June primary.</p><p>The campaigns for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur announced the details Wednesday.</p><p>The campaigns say the first debate will take place on May 7 and will be moderated by NBC's David Gregory. It will be televised in the Washington, D.C., and Hagerstown, Md., markets. Another second debate on June 2 will be televised statewide on Maryland Public Television.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:55:08 +0000 Don Rush 53485 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Two Major TV Debates Set for MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates MD Joins Legal Support of Federal Bay Clean Up Plan http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-joins-legal-support-federal-bay-clean-plan <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It's seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general.</p><p>The case before a federal court in Philadelphia asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating a 2010 agreement that sets pollution limits on the nation's largest estuary.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:42:17 +0000 Don Rush 53368 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Joins Legal Support of Federal Bay Clean Up Plan Gansler: High-Speed Rail Between Baltimore and Washington http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gansler-high-speed-rail-between-baltimore-and-washington <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler wants a task force to study options for high-speed rail service between Baltimore and Washington.</p><p>Gansler, a candidate for the Democratic nomination, says that if he's elected governor, he'll gather representatives from transportation agencies, housing and environmental advocacy groups and private businesses to submit recommendations.</p><p>He says it would boost Baltimore's economy.</p><p>There are two proposals in the works for a high-speed rail within Maryland, but they depend largely on the federal government.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:18:13 +0000 Don Rush 53032 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gansler: High-Speed Rail Between Baltimore and Washington Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mizeur-and-gansler-hit-campaign-issues <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.</p><p>Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and security of Maryland's elderly population. She also wants to seek more funds for Alzheimer's research and create a registry of long-term care workers found guilty of abuse.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:06 +0000 Don Rush 52647 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mizeur and Gansler Hit Campaign Issues MD Attorney General Backs Criminal Records Shield Bill http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-attorney-general-backs-criminal-records-shield-bill <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler says letting ex-convicts shield their criminal records from prospective employers could be a major step toward making Maryland's prison re-entry rate plummet.</p><p>A pending Senate bill would allow shielding for 13 nonviolent misdemeanors, such as drug possession and trespassing. If the convicted person had no new offenses within five years after the sentence was completed, employers and colleges wouldn't be able to look at these criminal records.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:40:20 +0000 Don Rush 50671 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Attorney General Backs Criminal Records Shield Bill Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/progressive-group-endorses-heather-mizeur-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democracy for America, a national organization for progressive politics, is endorsing Del. Heather Mizeur's bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont, founded the organization in 2004. This is the organization's first gubernatorial endorsement for the 2014 political cycle.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:22:16 +0000 Don Rush 50667 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Progressive Group Endorses Heather Mizeur In MD Governor's Race Democrats Begin Campaign Ads for Governor of Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democrats-begin-campaign-ads-governor-maryland <p></p><p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland Democratic candidates for governor are releasing their first television ads of the campaign.</p><p>Both Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler announced their plans Wednesday.</p><p>Brown's first commercial is a 60-second spot that highlights his military service. Brown was deployed to Iraq while he was a member of the House of Delegates at the age of 43.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Don Rush 50340 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democrats Begin Campaign Ads for Governor of Maryland Democratic Hopeful Doug Gansler on Jobs Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democratic-hopeful-doug-gansler-jobs-today <p>BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to talk about a plan to create jobs.</p><p>Gansler, who is running in the Democratic primary for governor, is taking his plan to Prince George's County on Wednesday. He is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion with business owners and workers at Jason's Family Barber Shop in Bowie.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:09:09 +0000 Don Rush 50274 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democratic Hopeful Doug Gansler on Jobs Today Gansler Backs Reversal of Legal Reprentation at Initial Bail Hearings http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gansler-backs-reversal-legal-reprentation-initial-bail-hearings <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Attorney General Douglas Gansler is urging Maryland's top court to overturn its decision that arrestees have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings.</p><p>The Daily Record reports that Gansler argues in papers filed Tuesday with the Court of Appeals that the court was wrong to hold that the due-process provision in Maryland's constitution requires defendants to be provided counsel at this pre-trial stage.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:40:01 +0000 Don Rush 49552 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gansler Backs Reversal of Legal Reprentation at Initial Bail Hearings Pilot Program to Prevent Cyberbullying http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pilot-program-prevent-cyberbullying <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A pilot program to help prevent cyberbullying on Facebook is getting underway in Maryland.</p><p>Attorney General Doug Gansler is scheduled to help kick off the initiative on Friday in Annapolis.</p><p>Educators from nearly every jurisdiction in Maryland are scheduled to attend. Gansler's office says the session is being led by one of Facebook's top public policy and community engagement experts.</p><p>The initiative will give educators a direct link to Facebook personnel to help address online bullying.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:12:28 +0000 Don Rush 48541 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pilot Program to Prevent Cyberbullying Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/heather-mizeur-take-public-campaign-financing-md-governors-race <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur says she'll participate in the state's public financing system in next year's governor's race.</p><p>Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, told The Washington Post that she wants to run a grassroots campaign and remove the influence of corporate money from politics. She is proposing banning corporate contributions and donations from those who bid for state contracts.</p><p>Mizeur is badly trailing fellow Democrats Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler in fundraising.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:27:01 +0000 Don Rush 45763 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Heather Mizeur To Take Public Campaign Financing in MD Governor's Race Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senator-ben-cardin-endorses-anthony-brown-governor <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is endorsing Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.</p><p>Cardin announced his support for Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman on Monday in Baltimore.</p><p>The Democratic senator says Brown has worked to improve Maryland schools, reduce domestic violence and create jobs to strengthen the middle class.</p><p>Brown also has won endorsements from Gov. Martin O'Malley, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and four of Maryland's seven Democratic congressmen for their party's nomination.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:55:37 +0000 Don Rush 44887 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senator Ben Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/heather-mizeur-picks-running-mate-md-governors-race <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - The pastor of an African-American church in Prince George's County will be state Del. Heather Mizeur's running mate in her bid for Maryland governor.</p><p>Mizeur's campaign announced Wednesday that the Rev. Delman Coates will run for lieutenant governor on her ticket.</p><p>Coates is the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. In a break with some other black church leaders from Prince George's County, he was an advocate for legalization of gay marriage in Maryland.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:38:35 +0000 Don Rush 44670 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Heather Mizeur Picks Running Mate in Md Governor's Race MD Democratic Candidate for Governor to Choose Running Mate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-democratic-candidate-governor-choose-running-mate <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur is scheduled to announce her running mate in her bid for governor.</p><p>Mizeur says she will make her choice public on Wednesday at an American Legion Post in Silver Spring.</p><p>Mizeur is a Montgomery County Democrat. She has represented the county in the House of Delegates since 2007.</p><p>She is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler for the Democratic nomination for governor.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:25:46 +0000 Don Rush 44526 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Democratic Candidate for Governor to Choose Running Mate Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/democrats-win-va-md-gubernatorial-hopefuls-talk-environment <p>TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.</p><p>Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:46:48 +0000 Don Rush 44218 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment