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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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Md. Senate Passes Dog Bite Liability Bill

The Maryland Senate has approved a measure that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but give owners a chance to rebut a presumption of liability in court.

02/28/2014

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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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