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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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Crossover Deadline Approaching General Assembly

Monday is the “crossover” day of this year’s legislative session, the deadline to pass bills in at least one chamber of the General Assembly.

03/17/2014

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Senate Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The Maryland Senate has overwhelmingly passed a measure reducing the penalty for marijuana possession to a $100 fine.

03/14/2014

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Md. Senate Advances $39B Maryland Budget

The Maryland Senate advanced the state’s $39 billion budget on Wednesday, finding a quick solution to fill a drop in projected revenues by using money in a long-term plan to strengthen the state’s pension system.

03/12/2014

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Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Friday approved a measure relegating marijuana possession to a civil offense.
Three of the 11 Senators voted against the measure. Sen. Christopher Shank, D-Washington, who voted against it last year, said he was uncertain at the start of a meeting Friday. At the end of a 30-minute discussion, he held his nose and voted “yes.”

03/07/2014

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Senate OKs Bill To Stop Transgender Discrimination

The Maryland Senate passed legislation on Tuesday to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender.

03/04/2014

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