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Gov. O’Malley To Sign Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts Of Marijuana

A busy day in Annapolis Monday. Governor Martin O’Malley will sign off on big changes to the state’s marijuana law, even though there’s still heated opposition.

04/13/2014

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Compromises Fail On Several High-Profile Md. Bills

Lawmakers’ plans to allow shielding of certain criminal records and reform Maryland’s bail system were lost in the shuffle of the legislative session’s final days.

04/09/2014

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O’Malley To Keep Working To Overhaul Bail System

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.

04/07/2014

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Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Medical Marijuana

The House and Senate have reached a final agreement on plans to make medical marijuana more widely available.

04/07/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Public Debate Continues Over The Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Major changes to Maryland’s marijuana laws. This weekend, decriminalization passed the House of Delegates.

04/06/2014

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Md. Delegate Pushes To Decriminalize Pot Now

A member of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect.

04/04/2014

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Md. House Votes For Dog Bite Liability Measure

All Maryland dog owners would be equally liable if their dogs bite someone but also would have a chance to defend themselves in court under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday.

04/03/2014

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Senate Passes Dog Bite Liability Measure

After a two-year long fight over who’s liable when a dog attacks in Maryland, a compromise is headed to the governor’s desk. It’s been a controversial issue since a court ruling deemed pit bulls a dangerous breed.

04/02/2014

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Supporters Urging Md. Lawmakers To Pass Jake’s Law Before Time Runs Out

Supporters of a law that would strengthen the punishments for distracted driving accidents are urging Maryland lawmakers to pass the bill before time runs out in the General Assembly.

04/02/2014

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Md. Senate Panel Changes Minimum Wage Bill

A Maryland Senate panel has made some substantial changes to a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage.

04/02/2014

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House Committee To Consider Marijuana Bill

A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

03/31/2014

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