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Maryland Gov. Parris Glen-dening is fast becoming to smart growth what Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is to welfare reform and New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is to zero-tolerance policing -- a national authority on a national issue.
His prominence and leadership on growth issues is increasingly putting Glendening on the national political map, a place where few Maryland governors since the late Spiro T. Agnew have tread.
In recent months, dozens of states, municipalities, national preservationists and land-use groups have bombarded Annapolis with requests for information and for the governor to talk about smart growth and suburban sprawl.
"We turn …