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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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Bill Requiring Paid Sick Days Not Advancing In Maryland

A measure to require paid sick leave in Maryland is not moving forward in the Legislature this year.

04/06/2015

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Right To Die Bill Needs More Consideration, Sent For Study

Lawmakers say a controversial bill that would give certain terminally ill people the ability to end their lives with a prescription drug needs more study.

04/02/2015

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Senate Committee Favors Bare Bones Fracking Moratorium Bill

A Senate environmental committee is supporting watered down legislation aimed at limiting fracking in Maryland.

04/01/2015

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Bill Would Expand Police Training With Developmentally Disabled

The death of a Frederick County man with Down Syndrome may be destined to change the way law enforcement handles encounters with the developmentally disabled.

03/25/2015

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Bill That Would Strengthen Heroin Laws Returns To Committee

A bill that would hold heroin dealers responsible in the case of a fatal overdose is returning to the committee level.

03/23/2015

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House Reconsiders, Passes Bill For Court Filing Surcharge

Members of the Maryland House of Delegates have passed a bill they voted down late last week.

03/23/2015

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House Passes Bill To Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentences

A bill to repeal mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related charges has cleared the Maryland House of Delegates.

03/23/2015

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Senate President: Charter School Bill To Offer More Options

Charter schools would have more flexibility when it comes to management and families would have more opportunities for education under a bill being considered in the Maryland Senate.

03/20/2015

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States To Test Ways To Send Food Stamp Recipients To Work

New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

03/20/2015

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Amendment To ‘Gut’ Fracking Liability Bill Fails

A bill to hold fracking companies more responsible for damages they cause remained intact after senators defeated an amendment Thursday that would have removed words describing the natural gas extraction process as “ultrahazardous and abnormally dangerous.”

03/19/2015

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