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Death penalty repeal

O’Malley May Commute 4 Death Row Sentences Before Hogan Takes Office

With only two months left before Republican Larry Hogan takes office, Gov. Martin O’Malley might take action to commute the sentences of four men who remain on Maryland’s death row.

11/21/2014

fingerprint, background check

Bill Would Require Background Checks For Md. Doctors

Maryland doctors would undergo criminal background checks and be continuously monitored under legislation the state medical licensing board plans to propose next year.

11/07/2014

Uber Meghan

DC Council Passes Bill To Regulate Ridesharing Companies

The D.C. Council has approved a bill that regulates popular ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

10/28/2014

sen. barbara mikulski

Sen. Mikulski Promotes Student Loan Bill

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is visiting a community college in Cumberland to promote her ideas for making higher education more affordable.

10/15/2014

marijuana

DC Council To Vote On Medical Pot, Record Sealing

The D.C. Council is poised to make further changes to marijuana laws in the nation’s capital as residents weigh whether to legalize pot.

10/07/2014

profiling

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin Pushes Bill To End Racial Profiling

Profiling by police is becoming a focus for Maryland lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They’re pushing legislation to end the practice.

10/03/2014

styrofoam

DC Mayor To Sign Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia.

07/29/2014

guns

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

university of maryland

Bill Could Limit Student Rentals At Univ. Of Md.

A bill under consideration in Prince George’s County could restrict the number of single-family homes available in College Park as rentals for University of Maryland students.

07/16/2014

ban the box

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Signs ‘Ban The Box’ Bill

It’s a controversial bill that could help ex-offenders land a job in Baltimore. On Thursday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake signs it into law.

05/29/2014

obama

Obama Signs Minor Change To D.C. Building Height Law

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that makes a minor change to the century-old law banning skyscrapers in the nation’s capital.

05/16/2014

transgender bill

Gov. O’Malley Signs Transgender Discrimination Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to sign a measure aimed at stopping discrimination against people who are transgender.

05/15/2014

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