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State Roundup, August 28, 2014

Casino impact funds won’t go to communities; state needs more transparency in records; gubernatorial campaigns spent almost $25 million; Kittleman outraised Watson, but she still has cash advantage; self-funding campaigns didn’t work so well in Montgomery County; environmental lawsuit filed over Purple Line; Pritzker runs against Frosh, Campbell against Franchot; more FBI employees live in Maryland; mailer sues Bongino over debt; EPA proposes more authority over Maryland streams; and Prince George’s exec flying to China

State Roundup, August 28, 2014

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Casino impact funds won’t go to communities; state needs more transparency in records; gubernatorial campaigns spent almost $25 million; Kittleman outraised Watson, but she still has cash advantage; self-funding campaigns didn’t work so well in Montgomery County; environmental lawsuit filed over Purple Line; Pritzker runs against Frosh, Campbell against Franchot; more FBI employees live in Maryland; mailer sues Bongino over debt; EPA proposes more authority over Maryland streams; and Prince George’s exec flying to China

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