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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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Senator Says Marijuana Bills Could Be Combined

Sen. Bobby Zirkin says a Senate committee could combine two marijuana bills.

03/21/2014

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Md. Senate Approves Raising Estate Tax Exemption

The Maryland Senate on Thursday approved raising the exemption on the estate tax due to concerns that higher taxes are causing wealthy people to leave the state.

03/20/2014

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Senate Workgroup To Consider Minimum Wage Bill

A workgroup from Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee is set to take up its minimum wage bill.

03/19/2014

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Miller: Only Baltimore Needs Bail System Overhaul

The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.

03/18/2014

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Sunday Hunting Bills Pass Md. House, Senate

Identical bills to greatly expand Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland have passed both houses of the General Assembly.

03/18/2014

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Senate Passes Food Allergies Awareness Bill

County governments may soon have authority to make restaurants accommodate customers with food allergies.

03/17/2014

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