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Amendment Would Undo DC’s Gun-Control Laws

The House has approved a spending bill with an amendment attached that would undo the District of Columbia’s longstanding gun-control laws.

07/16/2014

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Congress Moves To Block D.C. Pot Decriminalization

The Republican-led House moved Wednesday to block the nation’s capital from liberalizing its marijuana laws through an amendment to a major spending bill.

06/25/2014

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Md. Could Rescind 1861 Vote To Protect Slavery

Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.

01/31/2014

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D.C. Voters Approve Budget Autonomy Referendum

Voters in the nation’s capital have approved a charter amendment that allows the city to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval.

04/24/2013

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Senators Reject Amendment To Speed Camera Bill

The Maryland Senate has narrowly rejected an amendment that would have altered when speed cameras can be used to ticket drivers in work zones.

03/08/2012

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House Says No To Mandating Balanced Federal Budget

Rejecting the idea Congress can’t control its spending impulses, the House turned back a Republican proposal Friday to amend the Constitution to dam the rising flood of federal red ink. Democrats — and a few GOP lawmakers — said damage from the balanced-budget mandate would outweigh any benefits.

11/18/2011

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Immigrant Tuition Bill Moves Forward In House

Many gathered at the state capital Thursday to debate whether immigrants who are in the country illegally should be granted in-state college tuition rates.

04/07/2011

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2 Former Md. Govs., GOP Rep. Oppose EPA Bay Rider

Two former Maryland governors and a former Republican congressman are among a group of 60 urging defeat of a budget amendment that would strip funding from federal efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

04/05/2011

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Senator Proposes Changes To Transportation Bill

With gas prices on the rise, Sen. Rob Garagiola is proposing alternatives to raise revenue for
transportation projects.

03/10/2011

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House Members Weigh Amendment To Gay Marriage Bill

Maryland lawmakers in the House of Delegates are weighing a change to a gay marriage measure that could win support in the House, but potentially jeopardize its chances in the Senate.

03/10/2011

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