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Laughs and Lawmaking on Maryland House Floor Tuesday

Laughs and Lawmaking on Maryland House Floor Tuesday

Maryland state delegates took part in playful April Fool’s Day fun on the House floor Tuesday, but also passed bills on subjects far from light.

Divorce Law in Maryland May Be Broadened

Divorce Law in Maryland May Be Broadened

Divorces in the state could happen more quickly, while protecting children and victims of domestic abuse.

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Maryland Senate Considers Upping Award Limit in Cases Against Local Government

Maryland Senate Considers Upping Award Limit in Cases Against Local Government

Critics Say Higher Liability Would Hurt Public Services

Maryland Police, Activists Discuss Body-Camera Legislation

Maryland Police, Activists Discuss Body-Camera Legislation

Bill Would Allow Video, Audio Recording by Officers

PAVE Helps Teens Deal with Sexual Abuse

PAVE Helps Teens Deal with Sexual Abuse

PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) is a non-profit founded by Angela Rose to help high schoolers overcome and speak out on sexual abuse.

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives, including Sen. Ben Cardin, argued Tuesday for a national alert system to widely distribute information when police officers are in danger, saying it could save lives.

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

As he stood outside the White House last November, Miguel A. Guzman listened with bated breath as President Barack Obama announced immigration policy changes that would protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow Guzman to legally stay in the U.S. with his wife and two young children.

Bills Would Require More Transparency, Accountability From Maryland Law Officers

Bills Would Require More Transparency, Accountability From Maryland Law Officers

Bills Would Strengthen Review Process for Misconduct, Introduce Body Cameras

Atheist Groups Upset with Two Articles in Maryland’s Constitution

Atheist Groups Upset with Two Articles in Maryland’s Constitution

Maryland's Constitution contains two articles that atheists groups find offensive because they discriminate against atheists. Although the articles were struck down by the Supreme Court in the 1960's, Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church & State said it's the principle of the thing.