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House Passes Bill To Raise School Dropout Age

Maryland’s high school dropout age would rise from 16 to 17 in 2015, under a measure that has passed the House of Delegates.

04/05/2012

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Md. Legislature Passes Health Exchange Bill

The Maryland General Assembly has finished work on legislation to create the framework for a public marketplace to provide health care to the uninsured.

04/05/2012

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Offshore Wind Bill Moves Toward Vote In House

A scaled-back measure to develop offshore wind off the coast of Ocean City is moving toward a vote in the House of Delegates.

03/29/2012

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House Shoots Down Hunting License Fee Increase

The House of Delegates has shot down a bill that would have raised hunting license fees.

03/27/2012

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Senate Squeezes More Out Of $500K Incomes

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to state budget legislation to squeeze extra tax money out of people who make more than $500,000 a year.

03/15/2012

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Md. House Debates Legalizing Medical Marijuana; Governor Likely To Veto Bill

Advocates for medical marijuana are testifying in favor of measures in Maryland to allow it, but Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is opposed out of concern that state employees could face federal prosecution for implementing the proposals before lawmakers.

03/09/2012

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Ethics Review Panel Suggests Reducing Local Disclosure

A panel of state senators reviewing Maryland ethics rules decided Friday to recommend local government officials should not be required to release as much information in financial disclosure forms as officials in state government.

02/10/2012

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Gay Marriage Returns To The Political Spotlight

With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.

01/25/2012

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Open Government Committee Named In Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly has a new committee on open government.

10/06/2011

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Md. Special Session Anticipated In Week Of Oct. 17

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration expects this fall’s special legislative session on congressional redistricting will be convened in the week of Oct. 17, an O’Malley spokesman said Tuesday.

07/05/2011

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N.Y. Decision To Legalize Same Sex Marriage Draws Attention To Md. Debate

The New York legislature’s decision to legalize same sex marriage draws attention to the debate in Maryland.

06/28/2011

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Wine-Shipping Bill To Be Signed, Supporters Say

Wine lovers are saying Gov. Martin O’Malley will soon sign a bill legalizing shipping directly to consumers from wineries.

04/28/2011

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