Maryland General Assembly
With deep-pocketed casino companies apparently satisfied with the Maryland General Assembly’s changes to the state’s gambling laws in 2012, the list of top-spending Annapolis lobbying groups returned to historical norms this year.
State Sen. Nancy Jacobs says she will not seek re-election next year.
The Anne Arundel County Council has voted to override the county executive’s veto of a stormwater remediation fee and will now consider emergency legislation to modify the fee.
An extensive revamping of Maryland’s campaign finance laws is raising donation limits for individuals, while emphasizing disclosure and enabling the state elections board to fine violators.
Bills proposing a minimum wage raise, decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and a change to how pet owners are held accountable for dog bites all failed during a Maryland General Assembly session marked by the passage of many bills supported by the governor.
A measure to help veterans as they transition to the civilian workforce in Maryland has cleared the General Assembly.
Maryland lawmakers have strengthened distracted driving laws.
A measure to better facilitate public-private partnerships in Maryland has cleared the General Assembly.
The Maryland General Assembly adjourned late Monday following a session of heavy lifting after most of the major bills already had been passed last week or even earlier, but a high-profile measure to address dog bite liability failed in the waning hours.
The Maryland General Assembly is sailing into the last day of this year’s legislative session on Monday under unusual circumstances: Bills tackling the budget, gun control, repealing the death penalty and other major issues already have been sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to adjust how money from a state venture capital fund can be used to try to make it more effective.
The House of Delegates gave final approval Saturday to a measure giving the Prince George’s County executive more control over the county’s school system.