gay marriage

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.


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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.


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Environmentalists Find Shortcomings In Session

Maryland environmental advocates say they are pleased the General Assembly approved $23.5 million for a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay during a hard budget year, but still noted plenty of disappointments in this year’s legislative session.


health generic

O’Malley Signs Health Care Bills

Maryland’s efforts to implement federal health care reform topped a list of a list of bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Martin O’Malley.



Defense For Medical Marijuana Clears Legislature

A new defense for Maryland residents who use marijuana for medical reasons has cleared the Maryland General Assembly.



O’Malley’s Venture Fund Proposal Approved

The General Assembly has approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed venture capital fund.


horse racing

Lawmakers Approve Millions For Md. Racetracks

The Maryland General Assembly sent a bill that provides millions of dollars in grants and loans to help horse racing tracks to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s desk for his signature Monday night.


alcohol tax, alcohol

Senate President Talks About Alcohol Tax Speed Up

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Friday he would be open raising the alcohol tax at a faster pace than it would be under current legislation, but only if the money is used to address a structural imbalance in the state budget.


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Group Wants Legislature To Close Vehicular Manslaughter Loophole

Traffic safety advocates and family members of people killed by reckless drivers are calling the legislature to close what they are calling a loophole in the state’s vehicular manslaughter laws.



Senate Approves Defense For Medical Marijuana Use

Decriminalizing marijuana. The Senate passes a bill to establish a Maryland model for the distribution of medical marijuana.


same sex marriage, gay marriage

Md. Same-Sex Marriage Bill Dies With No Final Vote

Not this year. Maryland lawmakers were on the verge of making history, to become the sixth state in the country to allow same-sex marriages, but on Friday those efforts are all but dead.


cell phone driving

Md. Bill To Tighten Cell Phone Use While Driving

Too many Maryland drivers are still talking on handheld cell phones because a ban on using them while driving can only be enforced if they commit another violation, a lawmaker who supports a stronger law said Tuesday.