Agreement on rules to grow, protect bay 

What the group called a “fragile compromise” has been reached between Maryland officials and local development stakeholders on how to manage pollution expected to be caused by continued growth around the state. (Daily Record)

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Anthony Brown set to collect more endorsements

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown greeted hundreds of supporters at an Ocean City reception Thursday night, stumping to a crowd of elected officials in town for the Maryland Association of Counties' summer conference. Brown's gubernatorial campaign plans to announce endorsements from several county-level elected officials, adding to a roster that includes several high-profile Democrats and dozens of elected municipal leaders. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland Senate GOP leadership up for grabs again

Former state Sen. E.J. Pipkin’s resignation has set off two battles of succession. One is over who will represent his Eastern Shore district, and the other is over who will become the Senate’s new minority leader. Pipkin (R-Dist. 36) of Elkton officially ended his 11-year career as a Maryland lawmaker on Monday to pursue a master’s degree in sports management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Pipkin’s departure opens a void in Senate Republican caucus leadership. (Gazette)

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GOP lawmaker seeks election fraud probe

A Republican lawmaker, supported by the House GOP leadership, is seeking an investigation into a report that an election fraud watchdog group found 173 cases in which people voted in the same election in Maryland and Florida. Del. Kelly Schulz, a Frederick County Republican, wrote to State Board of Elections to request an investigation into the report by the national group True the Vote. (Balt. Sun)

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African-American group opposes Kirby candidacy challenges

As some Annapolis residents challenge the candidacy of Ken Kirby, the Caucus of African American Leaders is defending the Ward 6 alderman. Carl O. Snowden, who heads the organization, said the caucus agreed to oppose any efforts to have Kirby’s name removed from the ballot. (Capital)

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Annapolis election board moves up meeting to consider alderman's candidacy

Annapolis’ election supervisors will decide whether to accept the candidacy of Alderman Ken Kirby at a public hearing Friday night. The Board of Supervisors of Elections, a panel of three city residents, approved the certificates for all other candidates at a meeting Wednesday. But the oversight board delayed action on Kirby’s certification because of complaints against the incumbent Ward 6 alderman. (Capital)

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Downtown alderman contest gets Republican challenger

Annapolis Republicans have nominated a man of their party to enter the City Council race for the downtown ward. The city’s election board accepted Allen Furth’s candidacy Wednesday night. His name will be added to the ballot for the Sept. 17 primary election. There are no other Republican candidates running for Ward 1 alderman. (Capital)

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Deadline nears for voter registration in Annapolis primaries

Annapolis City election officials say a clerical error may have caused confusion about voter registration for the upcoming primaries. Members of the Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections say many people believed the deadline to register to vote in the primary election was Monday. The incorrect date was posted on the city website. (Capital)

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