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Md. House Advances State’s $39B Budget

Maryland’s $39 billion budget is moving forward in the state’s House of Delegates.

03/26/2014

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Some Md. Schools Seek Snow Day Waivers From State

Some Maryland school systems are seeking state relief from scheduling challenges caused by large numbers of snow days.

03/05/2014

population

Maryland’s Population Grows By 44,000

Maryland gained about 44,000 residents in 2013.

12/30/2013

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Md. Schools Aren’t On Top Of New Report On Grade 8

While Maryland’s school system has had the top spot in a publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s schools for five years in a row, the state is far from the top of a new report comparing eighth-graders in the United States with other states and 38 other countries.

10/24/2013

lottery

Silver Lining: Even With Lottery Revenues Down, Gambling Up Nearly 28 Percent

Playing the lottery pours millions into the state coffers–about $830 million this year alone. But it’s not all good news. As competition from casinos grows, lottery revenues are down.

08/10/2013

ExxonMobil

Exxon Bid For Federal Litigation Rejected

A federal appeals court has rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.’s bid to have a suit litigated in federal court, not state court.

08/09/2013

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Md. Nets 27.6 Percent More In Gambling Revenue

The opening of Maryland’s largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year — a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.

08/08/2013

Death penalty repeal

Significant Signature: Md. Becomes 18th State To Abolish The Death Penalty

The state of Maryland will no longer execute criminals convicted of the most heinous crimes. Governor Martin O’Malley officially signed the death penalty repeal into law Thursday morning, along with dozens of other bills.

05/02/2013

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Md. Bans Ginseng Hunting On State Land

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is banning the harvesting of wild ginseng on state lands.

04/12/2013

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House Passes $37B State Budget

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the state’s $37 billion budget on a 103-36 vote.

04/05/2013

(AP Photo/Pat Little)

Md. Eyes Ban On Ginseng Hunting In State Land

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s considering banning the age-old tradition of harvesting wild ginseng on state lands.

03/12/2013

UMUC

State Audit Finds Contracting Problems At UMUC

An audit at one of the nation’s largest public universities cited $3.3 million in potential overpayments to a contractor who was paid to find leads for students who could be interested in attending the University of Maryland University College.

02/21/2013

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