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Bill Signed Into Md. Law Protects Victims’ Estates

Maryland’s governor picked up his pen to honor a Frederick woman, and standing in the background, her family broke into smiles.

06/01/2013

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Officials Wait To Gauge New Md. Gun Law Effects

Frederick County fingerprinting services expect new customers with the passage of a new state gun law, but officials say they are taking a wait-and-see approach before adding resources.

05/30/2013

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Administration: ‘Obamacare’ To Offer More Choices

Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices than they now have, the White House said Thursday. Many of the 14 million people who currently buy their own insurance plans could also benefit.

05/30/2013

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Md. Announces Connector Program On Health Overhaul

Maryland launched an initiative on Thursday to help residents get health insurance under the federal health care law.

04/25/2013

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D.C. Lottery Vendor Avoids Local-Participation Law

For more than seven years, the company providing scratch-off lottery tickets in the nation’s capital has managed to avoid a city law that requires participation by local businesses in major contracts.

04/11/2013

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Supporters And Opponents Discuss Md. Gun Bill

Gun control advocates hope key parts of a comprehensive measure aimed at controlling gun violence in Maryland will take root in other states grappling to limit firearms access by criminals and the mentally ill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

04/05/2013

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Court Upholds Md. Handgun Permit Law

Maryland’s law requiring handgun permit applicants to demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” for carrying a weapon outside their own home or business is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

03/21/2013

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House OKs Strengthening Distracted Driving Law

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to strengthen laws against distracted driving.

03/21/2013

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Md. Senate Committee Approves Gun Control Legislation After Making Changes

A state Senate committee has approved legislation to tighten controls on gun ownership in Maryland.

02/22/2013

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Md. Reports On County Growth Law Compliance

A Maryland Department of Planning report says two Maryland counties have “largely ignored” a law designed to limit septics growth to fight pollution.

02/01/2013

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O’Malley Proposes Expanding Early Voting

Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing legislation to increase the number of early voting days from six to eight and to allow people to register at the polls just before they vote early.

01/18/2013

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Tips For Md.’s New Child Identity Theft Law

Attorney General Doug Gansler is providing some tips for parents who want to take advantage of a new Maryland law to protect children from identity theft.

12/28/2012

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