New Maryland Laws: Speed Limits, Criminal Records, DivorcesNew laws approved in Maryland's last legislative session take effect Thursday. Here are some things to know about them:
DC On Fast Track To Decriminalizing Pot Possession It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in the District of Columbia, but the next major change to pot laws in the nation's capital is on the fast track.
Boehner: Congress Should Be Judged On How Many Laws It Repeals, Not CreatesSpeaking with Bob Schieffer on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Congress “should not be judged on how many new laws we create, we ought to be judged on how many laws that we repeal.”
Immigration Reform Advocates Target South Carolina Business leaders, Republicans and religious groups in favor of overhauling immigration laws announced a new focus Wednesday on South Carolina, where a key Senate supporter, Republican Lindsey Graham, is up for re-election.
Gay-Marriage Forces Seek Win At PollsIrene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing.
Lesser Penalty for Marijuana Highlights New Maryland LawsA glance at some of the new laws taking effect in Maryland on Monday.
Maryland House Gives Initial OK Double "Flush Tax"The Maryland House of Delegates has given initial approval to a budget package and a doubling of the state's "flush tax."
Virginia House GOP Pushes Through Hotly Debated Abortion Restrictions A Republican supermajority has muscled two of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in years through the Virginia House, despite bitter yet futile objections from Democrats.

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