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BALTIMORE (AP) The Maryland Department of the Environment says it plans to sue Mirant Mid-Atlantic and Mirant Maryland Ash Management over disposal of fly ash at its Brandywine site. State officials say Mirant discharges pollutants from leachate into groundwater without a permit.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The director of Maryland's largest union for state employees says Gov. O'Malley's administration is meeting with unions early next week to discuss the state's difficult budget situation. The governor is scheduled to release the budget Wednesday.

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