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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

Julius Henson

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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Md. Roadside Zoos Object To Proposed Restrictions

Three Maryland roadside zoos are objecting to a bill in the General Assembly that could bar them from obtaining new big cats, bears and primates.

02/27/2014

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Filing Deadline Approaches For Md. Candidacies

The deadline to file a candidacy for elected office in Maryland is approaching.

02/25/2014

Julius Henson

Henson, Convicted Of Election Day Robocalls, To Run For Office

Julius Henson, who was convicted in a case involving robocalls on Election Day in 2010, says he is running for the General Assembly.

02/17/2014

crab cakes

New Bill May Require Restaurants To Specify Where Seafood Was Caught

Is your Maryland crab cake true blue? A proposed new state program would let you know. Legislation is being introduced in Annapolis that would require restaurants to specify where their seafood has come from.

02/09/2014

AED, Defibrillators

Bill Would Require Students To Learn CPR

Public high school students would be required to learn CPR under a measure before the Maryland General Assembly.

02/06/2014

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Domestic Violence Bills Heard By Md. Lawmakers

Maryland lawmakers are hearing from victims of domestic violence about how several changes in the law would increase protections for them.

01/28/2014

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Gov. O’Malley Delivers His Final State Of The State Address

Governor O’Malley’s farewell State of the State address takes Marylanders through the past seven years of his administration.

01/23/2014

baltimore city detention center

General Assembly Looks At Ways To Cut Crime Behind Bars

The General Assembly is looking at ways to eliminate gang activity in the Baltimore City Detention Center.

01/22/2014

pit bull rally

Pit Bull Owners Push For No ‘Breed Specific Legislation’ From General Assembly This Session

The General Assembly will make another attempt to take the bite out of a court ruling that declared pit bulls inherently dangerous.

01/17/2014

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Wages, Marijuana, Polluted Water All On Md. Agenda

Decriminalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage and adjusting the fees paid to contain polluted stormwater are all likely to find their way into debates during this year’s legislative session.

01/04/2014

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