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Barbara Milkulski Readies for a Fight

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Senator Barbara Milkulski at the Charles Street Starbucks in Woodbrook earlier this summer. Photo by Susan Dunn.
Senator Barbara Milkulski at the Charles Street Starbucks in Woodbrook earlier this summer. Photo by Susan Dunn.

The New York Times posted this morning a story about our tough little — literally, she’s 4′ 11″ — Senator Barbara Milkulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and her ability to face the fiscal showdown that looms this fall.

Unlike her most recent predecessors, Mr. Inouye and Mr. Byrd, Ms. Mikulski is more than happy to raise her legislative voice. She relentlessly lobbies Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, to put her bills on the floor, a luxury of attention that many appropriations bills have not had in years. “I would guess if Senator Mikulski goes to see the majority leader about her bills,” said Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, laughing, “my guess is he drops what he is doing to listen.”

Read Senator Amplifies Her Voice to Referee Fiscal Showdown at nytimes.com

Occupy Baltimore Gaining Steam

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About 200 people showed up last night for the first organizational meeting for Occupy Baltimore. Another meeting to plan “logistics and create subcommittees” is scheduled tonight at 8 p.m. at 2640 St. Paul Street. The first protest begins Tuesday at noon at McKeldin Square in the Inner Harbor, corner of Light and Pratt streets, according to the group’s Twitter feed. 

According to the Indypendent Reader, grievances of the group included the epidemic of foreclosures in Baltimore, the incentives given to developers, the lack of jobs paying a living wage, the lack of funding for schools, the lack of health care, and the continuing wars overseas.  

 

 

 

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