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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Waiver Passes Senate

Maryland senators are supporting a bill that gives judges more discretion when sentencing certain drug offenders.

04/13/2015

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Senate Passes Disclosure Bill for Inauguration Donors

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require private donations for inaugural festivities for the governor to be publicly disclosed.

04/12/2015

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‘Compromise’ Bill Approved, Legalizing Some Paraphernalia

A bill to decriminalize drug paraphernalia is headed back to the House chamber after getting support from the Senate.

04/10/2015

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Senate: Life Without Parole Bill Needs More Work

A Maryland bill that would put prison sentences of life without parole in the hands of judges needs more time for consideration, lawmakers said.

04/08/2015

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Md. Lawmakers Try Late Push on Bail Attorney Solution

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is urging lawmakers to find a way to ease or stop the impact of a court ruling that requires poor defendants in criminal cases to have a lawyer at an initial bail review hearing.

04/02/2015

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Maryland Senate Panel Approves Charter School Measure

A Maryland Senate panel has approved a bill proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan to ease some restrictions that supporters say have made it harder for charter schools to grow in the state.

03/31/2015

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Maryland Senate Passes 3 Bills Aimed at Helping Business

The Maryland Senate has passed three measures aimed at improving the state’s business climate.

03/31/2015

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Md. Senate Panel Acts on Governor’s Tax Relief Proposals

A Maryland Senate panel has voted for some rolled back versions of Gov. Larry Hogan’s tax relief proposals, while rejecting others.

03/27/2015

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Charter School Bill Likely to Get Committee Vote This Week

A Senate committee is likely to vote this week on what direction the Maryland charter school law should go in the future.

03/24/2015

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Md. Senate Passes Sales Tax Bill for 3rd-Party Travel Sites

The Maryland Senate has voted to make third-party travel websites pay all of the state’s sales tax, because bill supporters say they currently are getting around paying the full amount.

03/24/2015

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