Lawmakers

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House Votes To Extend DNA Sampling For Arrestees

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.

03/14/2013

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Md. Senate Hears Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Some Maryland lawmakers want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana to save money.

03/13/2013

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AAA & Lawmakers Ask For Major Changes To Speed Camera System

Faulty speed cameras are at the center of a debate in Annapolis. Critics are calling for major changes to the state’s system after thousands of bad tickets were issued.

03/05/2013

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Governor Discusses Transportation Funding With Md. Lawmakers

Gov. Martin O’Malley has met with the legislature’s top lawmakers to talk about transportation funding issues.

02/28/2013

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U.S. Lawmakers Meet With Alan Gross In Cuban Prison

U.S. lawmakers confirmed on Wednesday that they visited an American man whose detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries, but they gave no details on his condition or what was said.

02/20/2013

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U.S. Lawmakers Meet Raul Castro In Cuba About Jailed Marylander

U.S. lawmakers met with President Raul Castro and other senior Cuban officials Tuesday and were told they would be given access to an American imprisoned in Havana. The State Department said the legislators would push for his release.

02/19/2013

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Md. Lawmakers Take On Pit Bull Ruling

A bill that would reverse the designation of pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed of dog moved closer to being passed by the Maryland House of Delegates.

02/19/2013

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Maryland Lawmakers Work To Ban Fake Pot

Synthetic marijuana is giving Maryland lawmakers real problems, prompting some to make the manufacture, possession or distribution of the drug illegal throughout the state.

02/15/2013

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Md. Lawmakers Propose Meat Antibiotics Labeling

A group of Maryland lawmakers wants meat labels to list antibiotics given to animals while they were raised.

02/08/2013

Tracking Hurricane Sandy

Downtown Annapolis Gets Boost From Legislators

The legislative season has arrived, giving downtown businesses a chance to woo lawmakers with everything from coffee to crab cakes.

01/30/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Fiscal Cliff

Marylanders Frustrated Over Impending Fiscal Cliff

Local frustration is growing over the impending fiscal cliff. Some Marylanders have heated messages for the president and lawmakers.

12/29/2012

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