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  • Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland

    Legislative leaders float higher, tiered minimum wage for Maryland
    Legislative leaders said Friday raising Maryland's minimum wage could involve boosting the rate statewide and letting prosperous counties increase it even further. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch told county...
  • O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed

    O'Malley says major health exchange problems are fixed
    The state has resolved the nine "major issues" preventing its glitch-ridden health exchange from working, officials said Saturday, a milestone Gov. Martin O'Malley has framed as key to boosting the low enrollment in insurance plans offered under the...
  • Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV

    Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV
    A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter. The lieutenant governor's campaign...
  • Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday

    Weekend jail will keep Dwyer from voting on session's final Saturday
    When the House of Delegates meets Saturday to vote on dozens of pieces of legislation, including whether to decriminalize marijuana, one representative from Anne Arundel County won't be there. He'll be in jail. Del. Don Dwyer Jr., spends weekends in the...
  • What to expect during today's General Assembly session

    What to expect during today's General Assembly session
    Here are some of the things expected to happen as the General Assembly goes into one of the body's busiest days of the session. TOP NEWS: • Marijuana:┬áThe House will debate marijuana decriminalization, and it's likely that lawmakers could have...
  • Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana

    Assembly moves to decriminalize marijuana
    The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine. The House voted 78-55 to...
  • Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills

    Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the minimum wage and decriminalize marijuana today as this year's General Assembly's session cruises to a close at midnight. Both measures are on the verge of passage, barring unforeseen last-minute snags,...
  • How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank

    How the 'House of Cards' film tax credit shrank
    The potential pool of cash available for the film industry shrank by $3.5 million in the final minutes of the General Assembly session, leaving lawmakers asking: Is $15 million enough for "House of Cards" to stay? The Netflix political thriller, which...
  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...
  • Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform

    Annapolis mom was at heart of medical marijuana reform
    Expanding Maryland's fledgling law on medical marijuana proved to be one of the key issues of the just-completed General Assembly session, and an Annapolis mother proved to be a key player in the reform bill that passed the House and Senate. In the...
  • Anti-business as usual [Commentary]

    Anti-business as usual  [Commentary]
    Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis. Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...