Opponents of a Maryland gun-control measure took steps on Wednesday to prepare a petition drive with hopes of giving voters a chance to reject the bill next year on the ballot.
The Maryland General Assembly on Monday approved allowing medical marijuana programs at research centers that choose to participate.
Prince George’s County senators on Wednesday approved a measure that would allow County Executive Rushern Baker III to select the county’s new schools superintendent and the chairman and vice chairman of an expanded Board of Education.
While Maryland lawmakers will have plenty to do in the last week of the state’s legislative session, most of the high-profile measures backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley already have been approved by the General Assembly.
Supporters of increasing Maryland’s minimum wage want to raise it from $7.25 to $10 an hour by 2015.