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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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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

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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

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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

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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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