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Shield Bill Passes General Assembly, Offers Second Chances

Thousands of Maryland residents with criminal histories may get a second chance.

04/14/2015

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Charter School Bill Graduates From General Assembly

Gov. Larry Hogan’s charter school expansion bill is heading back to his desk looking dramatically different.

04/14/2015

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Md. Budget Passed Amid Disagreement With Governor, Lawmakers

Budget crisis averted. Powerful political leaders went head-to-head over funding for the state for hours. The General Assembly has passed a final budget.

04/13/2015

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Decades Old Information Act Gets 21st Century Update

A bill to update Maryland’s public information act is heading to the governor’s desk.

04/13/2015

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Md. Lawmakers Pass Public Campaign Finance Bill

The Maryland General Assembly has approved a bill to bring back a voluntary check off on individual income tax returns for public campaign financing for governor.

04/13/2015

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Md. Lawmakers Pass Film Tax Credit Measure

The amount of film tax credits for producers of movies and television shows in Maryland will be determined by the governor, under a bill that has cleared the Maryland General Assembly.

04/13/2015

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Md. Lawmakers Repeal Prohibition On Marijuana Paraphernalia

It would no longer be a crime to possess marijuana-related paraphernalia in Maryland, under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly.

04/11/2015

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Senate Passes Disclosure Bill For Inauguration Donors

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require private donations for inaugural festivities for the governor to be publicly disclosed.

04/11/2015

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Md. Lawmakers OK Fracking Ban Until Late 2017

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 2017.

04/10/2015

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Md. General Assembly Approves Bill To Help Prevent Fraud

The Maryland General Assembly has approved a measure aimed at stopping fraud and abuse in state and local government

04/08/2015

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Sales Tax Bill For Travel Websites

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill to make third-party travel websites pay all of the state’s sales tax, because supporters say they currently are able to avoid paying the full amount.

04/08/2015

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Lawbreakers Getting Second Chances From Md. Lawmakers

Bills giving law-breakers a chance to get back on their feet are making progress in the Maryland General Assembly — and with bipartisan support.

04/05/2015

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