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Petition Drives Still Challenging In Maryland

For the first time in 20 years, Maryland voters had a chance last November to decide whether major legislation passed by state lawmakers would become law, thanks largely to the help of an online tool that made it easier to submit valid signatures in referendum petition drives.

06/08/2013

guns

Petition Drive Falls Flat; Gun Control Law Won’t Go To Voters

A petition to try and send new gun control laws to Maryland voters has failed, making the legislation effective in just months.

06/01/2013

guns

New Ad Campaign To Launch In Support Of Firearm Safety Act

Governor O’Malley signs new gun control legislation into law this week, but the fight over firearms is not over yet. Now, gun control groups push to get the issue before voters.

05/19/2013

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Md. City Lowers Voting Age For Its Elections To 16

A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16.

05/15/2013

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Md. Woman Plans Referendum Petition On Gun Bill

A Montgomery County woman says she is planning a petition effort to get Maryland’s gun control bill put to a popular vote.

05/07/2013

Death penalty repeal

Death Penalty Supporters Petition For A Referendum On Repeal

Maryland death penalty supporters announced they will petition for a referendum, a day after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a repeal measure into law.

05/03/2013

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D.C. Voters Approve Budget Autonomy Referendum

Voters in the nation’s capital have approved a charter amendment that allows the city to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval.

04/24/2013

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Bill Could Make It Tougher For Md. Ballot Measures

Laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters.

03/21/2013

dream act passed

Supporters Of Md. Dream Act Discuss Implications

The approval of Maryland’s Dream Act by popular vote should help spur the idea in other states to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges, if they meet certain qualifications, supporters said Friday.

11/09/2012

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Md. Grants Dream Act, Allowing In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Maryland voters approved the controversial Dream Act on Tuesday.

11/07/2012

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Voters Decided On Gay Marriage Referendum Despite Controversial Campaign Ads

It’s coming down to the wire for the campaigns that have dominated Maryland’s election year.

11/01/2012

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Congressional Map Question Getting Less Attention

Maryland voters are seeing numerous ads about high-profile ballot questions such as same-sex marriage and gambling, but they are not hearing much about whether to approve or reject the state’s congressional redistricting map.

10/26/2012

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