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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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Senate OKs Artificial Insemination Bill For Same-Sex Couples

Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate.

03/24/2015

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Md. Senate Votes To Raise Judges’ Mandatory Retirement Age

The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the mandatory retirement age of judges from 70 to 75.

03/24/2015

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Maryland Senate Approves False Claims Bill To Fight Fraud

A Maryland measure to help stop fraud and abuse in state and local government has passed the state Senate.

03/24/2015

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Md. Senate Votes To End State-Mandated Stormwater Fees

The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to end state-mandated stormwater management fees, a priority of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

03/20/2015

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Senate President: Charter School Bill To Offer More Options

Charter schools would have more flexibility when it comes to management and families would have more opportunities for education under a bill being considered in the Maryland Senate.

03/20/2015

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Maryland House Approves $40.4B Budget

The Maryland House of Delegates passed the state’s $40.4 billion budget on Thursday, restoring added education funding and a cost-of-living adjustment for state employees.

03/19/2015

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