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Developmentally Disabled To Push For More Maryland Funding

Advocates for the developmentally disabled are urging lawmakers to restore funding cut from the state budget.

02/19/2015

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Advocates Want Protection For Minors Against Indoor Tanning

Ban the tan. Annapolis is considering outlawing tanning beds for minors.

02/12/2015

2 Maryland Senators Sworn In As Replacements

Two Maryland lawmakers were sworn in as senators to replace their peers who moved on to be part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration.

02/02/2015

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Maryland Lawmakers Discuss Upcoming Session, Budget Woes

State and local officials in Maryland are wondering what will be cut next due to budget challenges.

01/09/2015

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Secret Service Chief Resigns After Security Lapses

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

10/01/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Court To Block Chesapeake Cleanup

A group of 39 lawmakers is urging a federal court to block the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, describing it as an unjustified power grab.

06/24/2014

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Compromises Fail On Several High-Profile Md. Bills

Lawmakers’ plans to allow shielding of certain criminal records and reform Maryland’s bail system were lost in the shuffle of the legislative session’s final days.

04/09/2014

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Maryland General Assembly Decriminalizes Marijuana, Approves Minimum Wage Increase

The Maryland General Assembly decriminalizes marijuana. A bill that takes jail time out of the equation for possession of small amounts of weed is headed to the governor’s desk. Meanwhile, the General Assembly has also given final approval to a minimum wage increase.

04/07/2014

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Purdue Prof’s Book Looks At Md.’s Black Women Lawmakers

A Purdue University professor has written a book that takes a close look at the state of Maryland’s black female lawmakers and what drives their political decisions.

03/28/2014

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Md. Lawmakers To Get 15 Percent Pay Hike

Maryland lawmakers will receive a 15.7 percent pay raise over the next four years.

03/22/2014

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Lawmakers Seeking Stop-Gap Answer To Bail Problem

Lawmakers are looking for a stop-gap measure to fix problems with Maryland’s bail system, starting this spring. Sen. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll, said they’re hung up on disagreements about how dramatic these short-term changes should be.

03/21/2014

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Md. Man Who Allegedly Threatened Lawmakers Charged

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with making threats against the state’s House speaker, Senate president and an Anne Arundel County councilman.

03/15/2014

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