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Matt Bush

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Bush is the Maryland reporter for WAMU. He can be found most of the time on the job in Annapolis, Rockville, or Upper Marlboro covering state and county governments. He's a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Point Park College in downtown Pittsburgh


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Just as he received the endorsement of The Washington Post, Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is under attack from two opponents over fundraising. Hogan's top two competitors for the GOP nomination are complai...
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Voters in Maryland have less than two weeks to register for the June 24 primary election. The state board of elections has set a June 3 deadline for voters to register. That's also the deadline for voters to change parties if they wish to prior to the primary. Primaries are not open for federal and state offices in Maryland, so only registered Democrats and Repub...
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The three Democrats seeking to become Maryland's next attorney general clashed in their first debate at the University of Maryland-College Park last night. Qualifications to become the state's top legal officer were a big topic of discussion among the trio. Polls show Baltimore County delegate Jon Cardin in the lead, but he is now battling back against attacks that he missed...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will veto a bill that delays a wind farm project off the state's Eastern Shore. O'Malley had just a week left to make up his mind on the measure, which delays the project in the Chesapeake Bay off of Somerset County for 13 months while a study is completed on whether the wind turbines would have any effect on radar at the Naval Air Station Patux...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley held the last bill-signing ceremony of his tenure yesterday in Annapolis, and despite it being his last year in office, there's still one more bill that he has to deal with. O'Malley started yesterday's signing ceremony with a tinge of nostalgia, thanking all the lawmakers he's worked with during his two terms. "I'm very very proud to have been ...
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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed into law a bill that protects transgender people from discrimination. Dana Beyer says she's been working on getting this bill passed in Maryland for a decade. Herself transgender, Beyer says today was "extremely satisfying." "We started w...
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Seventeen homicides have occurred in Prince George's County this year, a drop of more than 40 percent from this time last year. That's on top of even larger reductions in murders and violent crime the last three years in the county, which has allowed Maryland to post it's lowest statewide violent crime rates in three decades. County officials say those decreases haven't come...
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Big name endorsements have helped Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to the top of the polls in the Democratic primary for governor in the state. In Montgomery County last night, Brown's campaign highlighted it's endorser-in-chief. Former President Bill Clinton appeared with the lieutenant governor in front of about 700 people at a fundraiser at the Bolger Center in Potomac....
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A man dressed as the Washington Monument was earning his mone...
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The Montgomery County Council will soon be getting a bill that deals with a problem that President Obama has been speaking about recently. County Executive Isiah Leggett is sending the council a bill he is calling a "pay equity" piece of legislation. It would require all contractors doing business with the County government file data with the County showing how they compensa...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says a deal has been reached to keep the filming of the hit Netflix show "House Of Cards" in the state. In a press release, the governor says an agreement has been reached with Media Rights Capital that will keep the filming of the third season of the show in Maryland. While set in D.C., much of House Of Cards is filmed on a sound sta...
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A national veterans group claims that Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is being "swift-boated" in his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor. In a fundraising letter the group VoteVets.org claims that Attorney General Doug Gansler's comments this week are akin to the attacks that led to the term "swiftboating" being coined. Speaking before the Tech Coun...
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With snow finally done falling in our region — knock on wood — Montgomery County is looking at how it can remove it better by next winter. Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer has introduced a bill that would overhaul the county's snow removal process. First on his list is an online map that will aid residents with their complaints about uncleared sidewalks. Coun...
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In Maryland, the Montgomery County council commemorated Earth Day by passing nine different bills regarding environmental matters. The measures range from increasing the amount of parking spaces that have chargers for electric cars to zoning changes that allow residents and businesses to install larger solar panels. Councilman Roger Berliner sponsored all of them, ...
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While Congress has been out on a week-long recess, scaffolding has been creeping up around the U.S. Capitol Dome, marking the beginning of a two-year $60 million restoration project. Meanwhile, in the news this week, the D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray for not implementing a ballot measure that would give the District greater budget autonomy. David Hawking...
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While President Obama highlights the issue of unequal pay between men and women nationally, a new study from National Journal finds that there may also be a significant pay disparity between men and women leaders here in Washington. In a survey of non-profit or...
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The licensing and regulation of alcohol in the state takes up a lot of the work the Maryland General Assembly does in its yearly session. That much becomes clear when looking at some of the new laws that were passed by legislators before they adjourned for the year this week. A report released earlier this year looked at nightlife in Maryland's most populous county, and the ...
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Before they adjourned for the year this week, legislators in the Maryland General Assembly officially rescinded a vote their predecessors had taken in the year 1862. Right as southern states were seceding from the Union precipitating the Civil War, and right as Abraham Lincoln was making his way to Washington, D.C. for his first inauguration in 1861 — avoiding an assassina...
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In the case of a 1976 quintuple murder in Montgomery County, the FBI has placed a suspect on its "Top 10 Most Wanted List." It's one of the most notorious and unresolved murders in Montgomery County history. William Bradford Bishop Jr. is accused of bludgeoning his wife, mother, and his three children to death inside their Bethesda home in 1976. Authorities say he ...