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Md. House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved phasing in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.

03/07/2014

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Md. House Passes Needle Exchange Expansion

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to allow drug users to get more than one clean needle at one time in Baltimore’s needle exchange program.

03/07/2014

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Protective Order Bill Clears House Unanimously

A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.

03/06/2014

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Md. House Rejects Minimum Wage Indexing

The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday turned against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to tie the minimum wage to inflation.

03/05/2014

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House Considers Raising Estate Tax Exemption

Some nonprofit organizations say Maryland’s estate tax is driving their wealthy donors out of state during retirement. They support a new bill raising the estate tax exemption to $5.34 million per spouse.

03/05/2014

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House Passes Bill Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday unanimously passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to post so-called “revenge porn” online.

02/28/2014

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Democrats Call For Rush On Minimum Wage Increase Bills

More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.

02/26/2014

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House Passes Wildland Expansion Measure

The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would extend wildland protection to nearly 22,000 more acres of state-owned land.

02/26/2014

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Funeral Set For 8-Year-Old Boy Killed In House Collapse And Fire

Funeral services are set for the boy killed in a house collapse and fire in East Baltimore.

02/22/2014

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10-Year-Old Boy Injured In Deadly House Fire Speaks Out

A Baltimore family is demanding answers more than 48 hours after an explosive house fire kills an 8-year-old boy and injures three other people.

02/21/2014

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House Votes To Reform Corrections Intelligence

Maryland’s corrections department is backing legislation to make official the new structure of its statewide its prison intelligence operations, which were reorganized after last year’s indictments of 27 Baltimore correctional officers.

02/21/2014

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House Approves $1 Million For ‘Food Desert’ Help

Legislation encouraging vendors to make local fruits and vegetables more available in “food deserts” moved through the House and on to the Senate on Friday.

02/21/2014

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