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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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Senate Advances ‘Moneyball’ Bail System Bill

The Maryland Senate is now just a vote away from approving a plan to rework the bail system and depend more on data, in what the bill’s sponsor calls a “moneyball” approach.

03/28/2014

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Senate Votes To Increase Penalty For Hazing

Maryland’s Senate has agreed to boost the penalty for college hazing from $500 to $5,000. The bill is now headed to the Senate.

03/28/2014

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Senate Passes Bill Allowing Doctors To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Maryland’s General Assembly is closer to a workable medical marijuana program.

03/27/2014

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Maryland House Approves State’s $39B Budget

The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote on the state’s $39 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

03/27/2014

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70-MPH Speed Limit Bill Won’t Advance To Senate

Maryland’s House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won’t receive a Senate vote.

03/27/2014

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Md. Senate Passes Distracted Driving Bill

The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase penalties for distracted driving.

03/21/2014

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