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firstname.lastname@example.orgWith less than two weeks remaining in the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly, Washington County legislators are banking on the passage of a measure cleared by a senate committee that would bring the county $1.55 million in fiscal year 2014 as...
Tags: Taxation, Politics, Personal Income
Be glad that General Assembly session has ended To the editor: With the Maryland General Assembly having adjourned, I think we should all look up to heaven and thank God they’re going home. Never before have Maryland’s elected leaders done...
email@example.comThe state’s Capital Budget bill cleared a crucial step in the House of Delegates on Wednesday when it passed a second reading, and tucked away in it was a provision setting aside $85,000 for the Antietam Fire Company in Hagerstown. The Capital...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSeasoned legislators in Annapolis know a lot can happen in the last week of a session in the Maryland General Assembly. Money can show up for capital projects after fierce lobbying. Bills with momentum can stall as other issues take precedence. For...
Ever walk into a party and notice someone who was horribly underdressed? And you feel sorry for him — him and another guy you notice, who is also underdressed. Then you see another and another and finally it hits you: You are the only one in the...
Tags: Same-Sex Marriage
Earlier this month, the Maryland Legislature passed legislation abolishing the death penalty. I believe the time has come to repeal the death penalty because it is racially biased, demonstrably unreliable and not an effective deterrent. This debate is...
Tags: Justice System, Politics, Prisons, Punishment, Death Penalty
Associated PressAfter years of debate, the Maryland House of Delegates voted 108-28 on Monday for a measure that would put the state on a path toward developing a medical marijuana program in the next few years. The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would create...
email@example.comA proposal backed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that would raise the state gas tax in July by 3.8 cents per gallon remains unpopular with many Washington County legislators. Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase to 27.3 cents per...
firstname.lastname@example.orgLegislators in Annapolis spent a marathon day Monday in sessions spread throughout the day and the evening as they addressed business one last time before the Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight. Republican lawmakers from Washington County...
Associated PressThe Maryland General Assembly has approved a measure to allow medical marijuana programs at academic medical research centers that decide to participate. The Senate passed a House of Delegates bill 42-4 on Monday with bipartisan support, sending the bill...
In an effort to provide open and transparent government, the Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly will be hosting a post-legislative public forum on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in Room...
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s guest column last week titled “Racially biased death penalty must be abolished” presented his opinion and several discussion points in support of abolishing the death penalty in the State of Maryland....
Tags: Criminals, Laws, Politics, Death Penalty, Punishment
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