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Md. Del. Robert Costa Says He’s Retiring

Del. Robert Costa says he is retiring from Maryland’s General Assembly after this year.

01/04/2014

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Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Could Make Its Way Into Md.

Could Maryland be the next state to have a controversial “stand your ground” law? A state delegate is proposing just that.

08/22/2013

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State Prosecutor Asks For Witness Immunity Powers

The Maryland General Assembly could help efforts to fight public corruption by passing a measure to allow state prosecutors to grant immunity to witnesses so their testimony could not be used against them, the state prosecutor wrote in a report released Wednesday.

08/07/2013

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Carroll County Will Pay Stormwater Fee, Not Residents

Carroll County will use county funding to contribute to a state-mandated stormwater remediation effort instead of implementing a fee for individual residents and businesses.

06/28/2013

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Anne Arundel County Council Modifies Stormwater Fees

The Anne Arundel County property owners are getting a break on a new stormwater fee.

05/21/2013

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Md. Emphasizes Disclosure In Campaign Finance

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.

04/13/2013

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Wind Energy Becomes First Bill Signed By Gov. O’Malley

In Annapolis Tuesday, state leaders signed new bills into law, and explained what went wrong with others.

04/09/2013

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Key Bills Die In Maryland General Assembly

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.

04/09/2013

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Most Big Issues Resolved For Md. Legislature

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.

04/07/2013

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House OKs Changes To State Venture Fund

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.

04/06/2013

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Bill Would Give Prince George’s Co. Exec. More School Control

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.

04/06/2013

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House Approves $25M Tax Credit For Film Production

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved more than tripling a tax credit for film production to $25 million for the next fiscal year.

04/02/2013

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