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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gubernatorial Candidates Clash on Economic Policy

All three Democratic candidates in the governor’s race agree Maryland’s economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much.

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.

04/14/2014

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O’Malley: Not Convinced on Wind Turbine Moratorium

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland.

04/07/2014

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Maryland Passes Bill on Distracted Driving

A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/07/2014

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$4.3M Pre-K Expansion Approved in Maryland

A $4.3 million expansion of pre-kindergarten has been approved by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/04/2014

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Md. Higher Education Secretary Leaving for Foundation

Maryland’s secretary of higher education is leaving her post to work for an education foundation.

03/31/2014

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Minimum Wage Increase in Md. Hits Senate Roadblock

The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution.

03/20/2014

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Md. Panel Keeps Minimum Wage Statewide; Cuts Index to Inflation

A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over three years, but lawmakers stripped out a proposal to index future increases to inflation.

03/03/2014

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Gov. O’Malley: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Pretty Modest”

Maryland is already moving toward a “two-tier” minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O’Malley said. But he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.

02/17/2014

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Md. Lawmaker Wants Probe of Exchange Procurement

A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday renewed a call for an investigation into the state’s defective health care exchange with a focus on the procurement process of the exchange’s board, which has approved multimillion dollar contracts.

02/11/2014

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