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March 5, 2009

Update: Mike Miller commits to public campaign financing

Gadi Dechter is hearing word that Senate President Mike Miller has committed to pushing public campaign financing through his chamber, to take effect in the 2014 election cycle. (The one after next.) The plan as it stands would give candidates for the House of Delegates up to $80,000 and Senate candidates up to $100,000. The House has previously passed public campaign financing, but propoosals have always failed in the Senate before, in no small part because of Miller's vehement objections.

Miller has built up much of his political power by helping raise money for fellow Democrats in the Senate. It's pretty shocking to see him walk away from that. This could be an indication that he is really looking at the possibility of life after the legislature.

Posted by Andy Green at 2:55 PM | | Comments (2)
        

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Hey Mikey, with people like Curry still in his leadership position, people like you calling judges to sway them in redistricting, corruption in Baltimore city, how about passing STRICT ETHICS laws?
Or is that like the devil drinking holy water to you people?

Mr. Miller:

Your sponsorship of electric de-regulation is a clear indication of your judgement!

I have a contract with my son not to return fto Maryland after college graduation. He is a 3.8 stdent at Texas A&M - a scholar who will graduate in May.

Unfortunately, I returned to Maryland after graduating from MIT.

I will spread the word - Maryland is corrupt. I worked for Poole & Kent - YOU KNOW - friends of the "less than honorable" Thomas Bromell - your friend and CEG friend.

Bill Parsons

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