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Md. Senate Set To Vote On Transgender Bill

Maryland’s Senate is set to vote on a bill to protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and other areas.

02/28/2014

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Md. Senate Passes Bill To Legalize Home Wagering

The Maryland Senate has passed a measure allowing wagering on games of chance at home.

02/27/2014

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Democrats Call For Rush On Minimum Wage Increase Bills

More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.

02/26/2014

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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

Maryland’s Senate has advanced a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect any owner who didn’t know a dog was dangerous.

02/26/2014

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Marijuana Bills, Civil Rights On Week’s Agenda

Two bills that would decriminalize marijuana will get their first hearing Tuesday in a Senate committee.

02/24/2014

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House Votes To Reform Corrections Intelligence

Maryland’s corrections department is backing legislation to make official the new structure of its statewide its prison intelligence operations, which were reorganized after last year’s indictments of 27 Baltimore correctional officers.

02/21/2014

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House Approves $1 Million For ‘Food Desert’ Help

Legislation encouraging vendors to make local fruits and vegetables more available in “food deserts” moved through the House and on to the Senate on Friday.

02/21/2014

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Robocall Conspirator Julius Henson Files For State Senate Seat

A political consultant who was convicted in a robocall conspiracy in the last Maryland governor’s election filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat on Thursday.

02/20/2014

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O’Malley: Minimum Wage Increase Is ‘Pretty Modest’

The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase.

02/17/2014

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Senate Committees To Review Pretrial, Wage Bills

This week a Senate committee plans to take up another bill that would reform Maryland’s bail-setting process.

02/17/2014

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Senate Passes Bill To Add 22,000 Wildland Acres

The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Friday to add nearly 22,000 acres of state-owned property to its Wildland protection program.

02/14/2014

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Md. Senate Approves Needle Exchange Expansion

The Maryland Senate has approved a measure to allow drug users to get more than one clean needle at one time in Baltimore’s needle exchange program.

02/06/2014

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