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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Md. Senate passes sales tax bill for 3rd-party travel sites

    The Maryland Senate has voted to make third-party travel websites pay all of the state's sales tax, because bill supporters say they currently are getting around paying the full amount. The Senate voted 31-16 for the bill Tuesday. Supporters say it...
  • Hershey sours on children's health

    Hershey sours on children's health
    Why is state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. standing in the way of healthier food for Maryland's children ("Bill looks to put healthy drinks in kids' meals," March 12)? Senator Hershey has now stood up on the floor of the Maryland Senate to argue against two...
  • Charter school roadblock

    Charter school roadblock
    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on a pledge to increase the number of charter schools in the state, which currently has one of the most restrictive charter school laws in the nation. By making charter schools easier to open and operate in Maryland,...
  • Fracking deserves a pause

    Fracking deserves a pause
    The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to produce natural gas in this state for the next three years. The vote was 93-to-45, a two-...
  • 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. The Senate voted 46-1 Tuesday for the Maryland False Claims Act. The bill is designed to help whistleblowers and encourage them to tell the...
  • 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. Raskin, a Montgomery County Democrat, said in an interview Tuesday that he will formally announce his run for the...
  • State pension fund mess

    State pension fund mess
    One of the issues of most concern in the Maryland House of Delegates' budget proposal is the under-funding of state pensions ("Hogan's budget wins initial approval from Md House," March 18). Historically, it has been considered acceptable for...
  • Fracking moratorium bill fends off amendments, heads to vote

    A bill to place a three-year moratorium on fracking in Maryland survived eight amendments and is headed to a vote in the House of Delegates. On Monday, the Protect Our Health and Communities Act dodged attempts by House Republicans to change the...
  • House reconsiders, passes bill for court filing surcharge

    Members of the Maryland House of Delegates have passed a bill they voted down late last week. In an 82-58 vote, the delegates reconsidered and approved legislation that adds a Maryland court filing surcharge to support judiciary technology projects....
  • House passes bill to repeal mandatory minimum sentences

    A bill to repeal mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related charges has cleared the Maryland House of Delegates. Supporters said the bill would give judges more freedom to determine an appropriate sentence for someone found guilty of...
  • Assembly to consider 'death with dignity,' charter school bills this week

    Assembly to consider 'death with dignity,' charter school bills this week
    This week, the Maryland legislature is expected to take up two controversial topics that have been tied up in committees: right-to-die legislation and Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to expand charter schools. Both were subject of hours-long and often emotional...