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Maryland General Assembly

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  • Senate President: Charter school bill to offer more options

    Charter schools would have more flexibility when it comes to management and families would have more opportunities for education under a bill being considered in the Maryland Senate. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Friday said progress is being...
  • Maryland House approves $40.4B budget

    The Maryland House of Delegates passed the state's $40.4 billion budget on Thursday, restoring added education funding and a cost-of-living adjustment for state employees. The House voted 129-10 for the measure, with 89 Democrats voting for the bill,...
  • Md. can't keep robbing Peter to pay Paul

    Md. can't keep robbing Peter to pay Paul
    While I applaud the hard work on the state budget put in by House Appropriations Committee Chair Del. Maggie McIntosh and others, I am a little alarmed at their consistent kowtowing to the unions and their annual demands for increased funds despite...
  • Today's front page, traffic & weather

    Today's front page, traffic & weather
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for Thursday. WEATHER Today will be partly sunny with clouds moving in during the day. Winds will be out of the north northeast with temperatures hitting a daytime high of 48 and falling to a low...
  • Charter schools and public accountability

    Charter schools and public accountability
    The charter school bill currently in the Maryland General Assembly would not permit schools run by "private institutions" ("Miller urges senators to pass Hogan's charter bill," March 17). Rather it would allow publicly accountable charter schools...
  • Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians

    Bill would require fertility benefits for lesbians
    If Fiona M. Jardine had a husband, the expensive fertility treatments she's now undergoing would be covered by her health plan. But Jardine, 29, is married to a woman, so she and her wife have to pay out of pocket. A bill that would grant married...
  • Extend statute of limitations for civil suits against sexual abusers

    Extend statute of limitations for civil suits against sexual abusers
    Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime. Maryland law, as is, protects those who destroy lives, families, and whole communities. It is a crime that will forever change and affect the lives of children who have been subjected to it. Statistics show one...
  • House panel turns down bill letting state prosecutor probe police killings

    House panel turns down bill letting state prosecutor probe police killings
    The House Judiciary Committee has killed a bill that would have authorized the state prosecutor to investigate any case in which a police officer kills an individual in the line of duty. Del Frank M. Conaway Jr., a Baltimore Democrat, had introduced the...
  • Bill setting day to welcome home Vietnam veterans passes Assembly

    Bill setting day to welcome home Vietnam veterans passes Assembly
    The General Assembly passed a bill Thursday designating March 30, the 42nd anniversary of troop withdrawal from the Southeast Asian conflict, as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The emergency bill, which passed both Houses unanimously, takes effect...
  • Maryland Senate President's stormwater bill moves forward

    A bill to end mandatory stormwater management fees is moving through the Maryland Senate. On Thursday senators progressed the legislation, sponsored by Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller, without opposition to the voting stage. After the session,...
  • Md. lawmakers approve Vietnam veterans commemorative day

    The Maryland General Assembly has voted to designate March 30 as a commemorative day recognizing Vietnam Veterans. The House of Delegates voted unanimously for the Senate measure on Thursday, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan. Doug Mayer, a Hogan spokesman,...