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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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Maryland Senate President’s Stormwater Bill Moves Forward

A bill to end mandatory stormwater management fees is moving through the Maryland Senate.

03/19/2015

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Md. House OKs Bill To Expand Expungement Eligibility

Maryland residents who were convicted of a crime that is no longer considered one would be able to have the conviction expunged, under a bill approved by the House of Delegates.

03/19/2015

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Rep. Delaney Seeks Constituents’ Tales Of Travel Woes

Rep. John Delaney is asking constituents to send him their stories of travel problems caused by inadequate roads, bridges, railways and airports.

03/18/2015

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Bill To Implement Fertilizer Regulations Gets Stripped

A Senate committee voted Friday to establish deadlines for fertilizer regulations — an issue of concern for both farmers and for environmentalists who are concerned about pollution.

03/13/2015

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Former Baltimore Raven Opposes Maryland’s Right-To-Die Bill

Maryland lawmakers debate life with the choice of death. It’s a death with dignity bill that would allow people with terminal illnesses to end their lives.

03/10/2015

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No Guns For Officers In Baltimore Schools

A delegation of city leaders unanimously decided to table the legislation to allow armed officers inside Baltimore City schools.

03/06/2015

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Md. House, Senate OK Foster-care Reform Bill

A bill aimed at protecting foster children from abusive natural parents is making progress in the Maryland General Assembly.

03/06/2015

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Supporters Of Right-To-Die Bill Rally In Maryland

Alexa Fraser’s 90-year-old father Alex suffered from advanced Parkinson’s disease. He injured himself in painful falls and struggled to eat and drink. On Wednesday, while rallying for right-to-die legislation in Maryland, she described the difficulty her father had in ending his life last year on his terms, finally succeeding with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

03/04/2015

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House Passes Amtrak Bill That Could Boost Northeast Service

In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak’s popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.

03/04/2015

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