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Trailblazing Delegate to be Memorialized in Portrait

One of the longest serving delegates and the first African American woman to chair a General Assembly legislative committee is being memorialized in a portrait.

03/27/2015

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Maryland House, Senate Pass Fracking Bills

Lawmakers in both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly are taking a stand against fracking.

03/24/2015

Vietnam War veteran Jim Hauser of Riva, Maryland salutes with fellow veterans during a Veterans Day event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.  (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Md. Lawmakers Approve Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Day

The Maryland General Assembly has voted to designate March 30 as a commemorative day recognizing Vietnam Veterans.

03/19/2015

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Maryland Voters Decide State Legislative Primaries

Several Maryland candidates are trying to make political comebacks as they face off in primary matchups after ethical and legal problems.

06/23/2014

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Maryland Health Group Pushes For $1 Tobacco Tax Hike

A Maryland health group says it has support from 200 candidates for the Maryland General Assembly to increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1 a pack.

05/28/2014

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Md. Candidates Urged to Take Stance on Cigarette Tax

Health advocates are starting a campaign to make each General Assembly candidate take a stance on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax from $2 a pack to $3.

04/09/2014

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Compromises Fail on Several High-Profile Md. Bills

At least a few measures that pass both chambers generally die when the House and Senate disagree on details.

04/09/2014

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Recap: What Bills Passed On Final Day Of Legislation In Md.

On a busy final day of legislation in Maryland, lawmakers approved the decriminalization of marijuana and a hike in minimum wage.

04/08/2014

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Maryland Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Hike, Marijuana Decriminalization

The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state’s minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.

04/07/2014

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Passed in Maryland: A Look at Bills Approved by General Assembly

A look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday.

04/07/2014

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