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The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill April 5 to create a council charged with minimizing the impact of sea level rise on new state buildings. House Bill 615 would establish the council and task it with establishing guidelines for how future state development and renovation projects can avoid damage from rising sea levels and flooding.
All seven major gubernatorial candidates are taking a stance on one of Maryland’s hot-button issues: taxes. They propose adjustments or cuts to both corporate and personal income taxes, and two GOP candidates favor eliminating personal income taxes altogether
The seven major candidates vying to replace Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2015 expressed a broad range of views on marijuana decriminalization and legalization.
In the six months since the Maryland law banning cellphone usage while driving became more strict, the number of drivers ticketed has more than tripled. Monday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a law allowing stricter penalties for drivers who cause a serious or fatal crash while using a phone or texting.
From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland's candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.
The General Assembly passed a bill this week that would create a task force to evaluate effects of acidification in the Chesapeake Bay and other state waters and make recommendations on how to address the issue.
When Gov. Martin O’Malley claimed a minimum wage increase as his top priority of the 2014 legislative session, his final as governor, he sparked a firestorm of debate between lawmakers in Annapolis and the handful of candidates fighting to succeed him.
At midnight on April 8th, the majority leader in both houses of the Maryland General Assembly announced "sine die," the end of the 90-day session. So how did Governor O'Malley's final legislative agenda fare?
A U.S. government plan to create a Twitter-like platform in Cuba was dumb and may have endangered the life of 64-year-old Bethesda resident Alan Gross, Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said Tuesday.