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Md. General Assembly Approves Wildland Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to expand Maryland’s wildland system has been approved by the state Legislature.

04/01/2014

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Budget Committee Pushes Back Film Company Debate

Lawmakers tasked with reconciling the House and Senate budgets have approved a first round of minor compromises. They are saving the toughest decisions for later this week.

03/31/2014

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Domestic Violence Measures Clear Md. Legislature

Two measures to help battle domestic violence have been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

03/31/2014

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Bill To Stop Transgender Discrimination Approved

A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, and Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to sign the bill into law.

03/27/2014

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Drivers May Soon Have To Move Over For Tow Truck Operators

Maryland drivers may soon be required to move over for tow truck operators. The House and Senate have both passed bills requiring drivers to use the same safety maneuvers for tow trucks that apply to police emergency vehicles.

03/25/2014

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Sunday Hunting Bills Pass Md. House, Senate

Identical bills to greatly expand Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland have passed both houses of the General Assembly.

03/18/2014

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Crossover Deadline Approaching General Assembly

Monday is the “crossover” day of this year’s legislative session, the deadline to pass bills in at least one chamber of the General Assembly.

03/17/2014

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Jake’s Law: House Votes To Increase Penalties For Drivers Texting While Driving

The negligence of texting while driving could carry stricter penalties as Jake’s Law moves through the General Assembly.

03/14/2014

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Bail Counsel Requirement Delayed Until June

Maryland’s highest court says courts statewide won’t have to guarantee a lawyer at every bail hearing until June at the earliest.

03/11/2014

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Mizeur: Opponents Ineffectual On Foreclosure Help

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Del. Heather Mizeur said Tuesday that her opponents are not serious about helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.

03/04/2014

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Panel Keeps Minimum Wage Statewide; Cuts Indexing

A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over three years, but lawmakers stripped out a proposal to index future increases to inflation.

03/03/2014

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Probation Violation: Robocall Conspirator Julius Henson Sentenced 4 Months For Filing For Senate Seat

Julius Henson, who was convicted in a case involving robocalls on Election Day in 2010, violated his probation when filing for candidacy for the Maryland Senate. He was sentenced Thursday to four months, pending appeal.

02/27/2014

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