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Bill To Restore Ex-Offender Voting Rights On Gov. Hogan's DeskWest Baltimore, the center of recent unrest, is also home to large numbers of ex-offenders who want the governor to sign a bill restoring the right to vote immediately after release.
Lawmakers And Educators Butt Heads With Gov. HoganThis may be the biggest policy disagreement between the governor and the General Assembly this year.
Lawmakers, Governor Reflect On Session & Which Bills Made The CutA new budget deal for Maryland provokes some controversy. Powerful political leaders engage in a battle of wills over cuts made by the governor. And the battle does not appear to be over.
Maryland Lawmakers Meet For Weekend SessionMaryland lawmakers will be in session this weekend as the Legislature nears its scheduled adjournment.
Trailblazing Delegate To Be Memorialized In PortraitOne of the longest serving delegates and the first African American woman to chair a General Assembly legislative committee is being memorialized in a portrait.
Md. Lawmakers Approve Vietnam Veterans Commemorative DayThe Maryland General Assembly has voted to designate March 30 as a commemorative day recognizing Vietnam Veterans.
Voting Rights For Ex-Felons Take Step Forward In SenateA bill is moving forward in the General Assembly that would restore an ex-felon's voting rights while he is on parole or probation.
Md. Lawmakers Seek Foster Care Reform After Toddler's DeathThe death last year of a Frederick toddler has inspired bills in the General Assembly aimed at preventing children in foster care from being returned to abusive biological parents.
Outgoing Md. Gov. Talks About 8 Yrs. In Office, Future PlansGovernor O’Malley reveals challenges he faced during his 8 years in office. Maryland’s outgoing chief executive also outlines his plans for the future.
Maryland Legislative Session Set To BeginMaryland's legislative session is beginning with a lot of new faces.
Maryland General Assembly Prepares To Convene, Focus On Budget CutsBracing for bad news. The Maryland General Assembly will be sworn in Wednesday and already the focus is on possible budget cuts.
Md. Commission To Recommend Ending Pre-Trial BondsA Maryland commission is recommending the state stop requiring people accused of crimes to post bond as a condition of release before trial.
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