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Economist: 2018 Minimum Wage Will Be Worth $9.25

An economic analyst says changes made to Maryland’s minimum wage increase bill will mean $875 a year less in a full-time worker’s yearly earnings, compared to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original plan.

04/18/2014

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Jail Time Replaced With Fines: Gov. O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Maryland joins 17 other states in decriminalizing marijuana. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill Monday that replaces jail time with fines for possession of small amounts.

04/14/2014

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Gov. O’Malley To Sign Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts Of Marijuana

A busy day in Annapolis Monday. Governor Martin O’Malley will sign off on big changes to the state’s marijuana law, even though there’s still heated opposition.

04/13/2014

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State Dept.: Md. Bill Threatens U.S. Talks With France On Holocaust Compensation

The Obama administration on Wednesday warned several state legislatures against initiatives that would punish the state-owned French railway company SNCF for carrying out Holocaust-era deportations to Nazi death and labor camps.

04/10/2014

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Physical Therapy Clinics Agree To $2.7M Settlement

Federal officials say two companies that operate physical therapy clinics in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland has agreed to pay $2.78 million to settle allegations that they falsely billed for services.

04/10/2014

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O’Malley Signs Bill Expanding Pre-K Program

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state’s pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

04/08/2014

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Maryland Passes ‘Jake’s Law,’ Bill On Distracted Driving

A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/07/2014

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Public Debate Continues Over The Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Major changes to Maryland’s marijuana laws. This weekend, decriminalization passed the House of Delegates.

04/06/2014

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Md. OKs Bill On Domestic Violence In Front Of Kids

People who commit domestic violence in front of a child will face more time in prison, under a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/04/2014

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Md. Senate Panel Changes Minimum Wage Bill

A Maryland Senate panel has made some substantial changes to a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage.

04/02/2014

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Senator: Filming Could Replace Lost Factory Jobs

Sen. Edward Kasemeyer says Maryland should look to the film industry for jobs it has lost in manufacturing.

04/02/2014

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Bills To Address Problems With Common Core Passed

The Maryland General Assembly has approved measures to address concerns with the education program known as Common Core.

04/02/2014

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