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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18:   The 5:53am first train of Amtrak's northbound service from 30th Street Station arrives to the platform, after last week's derailment, on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the train crash, carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York, on May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Demand More Money For Amtrak Repair Backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

05/21/2015

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Trade Offers Contrast Between Obama, Senate Democrats

Senators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that’s a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama’s fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue.

05/13/2015

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Rep. Donna Edwards Endorsed By 7 Local Officials

Rep. Donna Edwards has been endorsed by seven members of the Prince George’s County Council in her bid to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

04/15/2015

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Lawmakers, Governor Reflect On Session & Which Bills Made The Cut

A new budget deal for Maryland provokes some controversy. Powerful political leaders engage in a battle of wills over cuts made by the governor. And the battle does not appear to be over.

04/14/2015

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Maryland Lawmakers Meet For Weekend Session

Maryland lawmakers will be in session this weekend as the Legislature nears its scheduled adjournment.

04/11/2015

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Baker Endorses Van Hollen For Md. Senate Seat

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker endorsed Rep. Chris Van Hollen for Maryland’s soon-to-be-open U.S Senate seat.

04/08/2015

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Senate Committee Favors Bare Bones Fracking Moratorium Bill

A Senate environmental committee is supporting watered down legislation aimed at limiting fracking in Maryland.

04/01/2015

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Maryland Senate Passes 3 Bills Aimed At Helping Business

The Maryland Senate has passed three measures aimed at improving the state’s business climate.

03/31/2015

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Maryland Senate Panel Approves Charter-School Measure

A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday approved a heavily reworked version of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal to ease restrictions on the state’s charter-schools law.

03/31/2015

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Committee, Stakeholders Mull Changes To Charter School Bill

A Senate education committee is mulling amendments to Gov. Larry Hogan’s charter school expansion plan.

03/25/2015

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Md. Senate Passes Sales Tax Bill For 3rd-Party Travel Sites

Maryland lawmakers are on a path to imposing a sales tax on travel agencies.

03/24/2015

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State Sen. Jamie Raskin To Run For Congress

Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin says he is running for the congressional seat that will open when Rep. Chris Van Hollen runs for Senate.

03/24/2015

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