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Public Financing For Elections May Cost Millions

Montgomery County officials estimate that the county’s 2010 Democratic primary might have cost as much as $9.6 million if a proposed public campaign financing system was in place.

03/07/2014

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Protective Order Bill Clears House Unanimously

A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.

03/06/2014

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Md. House Rejects Minimum Wage Indexing

The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday turned against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to tie the minimum wage to inflation.

03/05/2014

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D.C. Council Decriminalizes Pot Possession

Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation’s capital under a bill approved Tuesday by the D.C. Council.

03/04/2014

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Senate OKs Bill To Stop Transgender Discrimination

The Maryland Senate passed legislation on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender.

03/04/2014

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Md. Senate Passes Dog Bite Liability Bill

The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.

02/28/2014

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House Passes Bill Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday unanimously passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to post so-called “revenge porn” online.

02/28/2014

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Md. Senate Set To Vote On Transgender Bill

Maryland’s Senate is set to vote on a bill to protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and other areas.

02/28/2014

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State: Workgroup Needed For Common Core Switch

Standards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.

02/26/2014

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Democrats Call For Rush On Minimum Wage Increase Bills

More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.

02/26/2014

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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

Maryland’s Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn’t know a dog was dangerous.

02/26/2014

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House Passes Wildland Expansion Measure

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would extend wildland protection to nearly 22,000 more acres of state-owned land.

02/26/2014

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