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Maryland General Assembly

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Md. House Advances State’s $39 Billion Budget

Maryland’s $39 billion budget is moving forward in the state’s House of Delegates.

03/26/2014

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Sunday Hunting Bills Pass Md. General Assembly

Identical bills to greatly expand Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland have passed both houses of the General Assembly.

03/18/2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

O’Malley Calls for Minimum Wage Hike in Speech

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will use his final State of the State address on Thursday to urge lawmakers to raise the state’s minimum wage.

01/23/2014

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Wages, Marijuana, Polluted Water All on Maryland Agenda

Decriminalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage and adjusting the fees paid to contain polluted stormwater are all likely to find their way into debates during this year’s legislative session.

01/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College on Sept. 26, 2013 in Largo, Md. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Health Exchange Emergency Bill to be Submitted Next Week

An emergency measure will be submitted in Maryland to put people who thought they were enrolled in a health care plan through the state’s troubled health exchange but still did not receive coverage into a separate state safety net health plan.

01/03/2014

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Md. State Prosecutor Asks for Witness Immunity Powers

The Maryland General Assembly could help efforts to fight public corruption by passing a measure to allow state prosecutors to grant immunity to witnesses so their testimony could not be used against them.

08/07/2013

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Task Force To Be Formed To Study Md. Jail Problems

Leaders in the Maryland General Assembly will appoint a special task force to identify legislative and budgetary measures to address contraband and corruption problems identified at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a federal indictment last week.

05/03/2013

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Maryland Strengthens Distracted Driving Law

The General Assembly passed a measure on Monday to make talking on a handheld cellphone while driving a vehicle a primary offense.

04/08/2013

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Environmentalists Win Some, Lose Some In Annapolis

Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.

04/08/2013

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Maryland General Assembly Wraps Up at Midnight

The Maryland General Assembly breezed toward adjournment Monday following a session of heavy lifting, approving a medical marijuana measure and an expansion of early voting on the last day, after most of the major bills already had been passed last week or even earlier.

04/08/2013

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