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Former Delegate Leads Democratic Money Effort

D. Bruce Poole, a Hagerstown attorney and former Democratic majority leader in the Maryland General Assembly, is leading a statewide fundraising effort to help Democrats get elected to the House of Delegates.

06/28/2014

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Md. Voter Turnout Lowest In Years For Primary

Some incumbents from both parties in the Maryland General Assembly lost primary races amid low voter turnout.

06/25/2014

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General Assembly Candidates Asked To State Positions On Cigarette Tax Hike

Paying more to smoke. Candidates for seats in the General Assembly are being asked to state their positions on a cigarette tax hike.

04/09/2014

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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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A Look At Bills Approved By The General Assembly

Here’s a look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday.

04/07/2014

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Md. House Of Delegates Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

For supporters, it’s a legislative high. Maryland’s House of Delegates has passed a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

04/05/2014

minimum wage

Maryland Senate Approves Minimum Wage Increase

The Maryland Senate voted Saturday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January, the first in a series of incremental hikes that will lead to a $10.10 wage in July 2018.

04/05/2014

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Md. Senate Passes $38.7B Budget

The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state’s $38.7 billion budget.

04/05/2014

speed cameras

Maryland General Assembly Passes New Speed Camera Regulations

There are some changes ahead in the way Maryland jurisdictions operate speed cameras. The General Assembly passes new regulations.

04/04/2014

domestic violence

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 Advances Minimum Wage Hike

A measure to raise Maryland’s minimum wage has moved a step further.

04/04/2014

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$4.3M Pre-K Expansion Approved In Maryland

A $4.3 million expansion of pre-kindergarten has been approved by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/04/2014

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