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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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Expanded Use Of Ignition Interlock Passes House

The Maryland House has unanimously approved a measure that would put new restrictions on people convicted of driving drunk with children as passengers.

03/14/2014

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House Votes To Hold Dog Owners Liable For Bites

The Maryland House has joined the Senate in passing a compromise measure on dog bite liability.

03/12/2014

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Bills To Help Microbreweries Pass House

The Maryland House of Delegates wants to make it easier to get a microbrewed beer in Montgomery County.

03/11/2014

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2 Killed, 2 Hurt In West Baltimore House Fire

Two people are dead and two others are injured after a home erupted into a ball of fire on North Pulaski Street.

03/09/2014

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Carroll County House Fire Kills 1 Person, Injures Firefighter

The cause of a fatal house fire in Carroll County is under investigation.

03/09/2014

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Frederick Man Arrested For Attempted Arson At Home

Frederick police and fire officials have arrested a suspect for trying to set a house on fire.

03/09/2014

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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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