Maryland General Assembly

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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For Md. Legislature, Most Big Issues Resolved

The Maryland General Assembly is sailing into the last day of this year’s legislative session on Monday under unusual circumstances: Bills tackling the budget, gun control, repealing the death penalty and other major issues already have been sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.


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Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Tax Gun Ammunition

A Maryland lawmaker wants to tax gun ammunition and charge an annual gun registration fee with the revenues going to help the mentally ill.


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Soft-Shell Crab Could Become Md.’s Official State Sandwich

A bill proposed in the Maryland General Assembly could make the soft-shell crab the official Maryland state sandwich.


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Back-To-School Week Made Affordable With Maryland Tax Free Week

Parents are rejoicing with the institution of Tax Free Week just in time for back-to-school savings in Maryland.


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Top Analyst Warns Of “Big Train” Of Federal Cuts

Warren Deschenaux, director of the state’s Office of Policy Analysis, said Monday the best way to be ready is to reduce the state’s ongoing budget deficit.

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