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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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Bill Being Considered In Annapolis To Raise Max Speed Limit From 65 To 70

There is a new push in Annapolis to raise some state speed limits to 70 mph. It’s already cleared the House, and it’s headed to the Senate.

02/20/2014

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Lawmakers In Washington Calling For Investigation Into Target Data Breach

There are calls for a federal investigation in the Target data breach that’s left 110 million customers exposed to potential fraud.

01/15/2014

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Annapolis Shops Prepare To Feed Lawmakers

Downtown Annapolis businesses are expecting the annual winter boost thanks to the return of the Maryland General Assembly.

01/14/2014

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Md. Lawmakers Outline Session Priorities

A Maryland court ruling requiring poor defendants to have an attorney at initial bail hearings is expected to be a significant issue in the upcoming legislative session, along with a challenging budget situation, debate about raising the minimum wage and revisiting contentious stormwater management fees, leading lawmakers said Friday.

12/13/2013

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Tensions Reach Boiling Point As Government Shutdown Heads Into Weekend

President Obama wants a temporary bill on his desk with no strings attached. That’s the message he is sending to House Republicans, as the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend.

10/04/2013

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