An extensive revamping of Maryland’s campaign finance laws is raising donation limits for individuals, while emphasizing disclosure and enabling the state elections board to fine violators.
In Annapolis Tuesday, state leaders signed new bills into law, and explained what went wrong with others.
Bills proposing a minimum wage raise, decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and a change to how pet owners are held accountable for dog bites all failed during a Maryland General Assembly session marked by the passage of many bills supported by the governor.
The Maryland General Assembly is sailing into the last day of this year’s legislative session on Monday under unusual circumstances: Bills tackling the budget, gun control, repealing the death penalty and other major issues already have been sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to adjust how money from a state venture capital fund can be used to try to make it more effective.
The House of Delegates gave final approval Saturday to a measure giving the Prince George’s County executive more control over the county’s school system.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved more than tripling a tax credit for film production to $25 million for the next fiscal year.
Maryland’s House and Senate remain at odds over a dog bite bill intended to neutralize a court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous.
The Maryland Senate on Monday passed a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to continue to have driver’s licenses.
A measure to further implement federal health care reform in Maryland passed the House of Delegates on a 93-43 vote Monday with little debate.
A measure banning the trade of shark fins in Maryland has cleared the House of Delegates.
The Maryland Senate has passed a measure that would increase the number of early voting centers in some jurisdictions.