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Van Hollen, Democratic Leaders Urge Rejection of Proposed Republican Budget

Van Hollen, Democratic Leaders Urge Rejection of Proposed Republican Budget

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, joined congressional Democratic leaders Wednesday in urging Republicans to reject their own party’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

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.

O’Malley Acts More and More Like a Candidate

O’Malley Acts More and More Like a Candidate

Against the backdrop of the Clinton email controversy, Martin O'Malley's actions make him look more and more like a presidential candidate.

House Appropriations Looks To Shift up to $250 Million to Fund Schools, Reinstate Pay Raises

House Appropriations Looks To Shift up to $250 Million to Fund Schools, Reinstate Pay Raises

The Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee on Friday sought to redistribute up to $250 million in the upcoming state budget to reinstate employee raises and fully fund K-12 education, among other changes.

Old Testament, New Law: Marylanders May Find Forgiveness in ‘Second Chance’ Bill

Old Testament, New Law: Marylanders May Find Forgiveness in ‘Second Chance’ Bill

Marylanders with nonviolent criminal records might not have to part the seas to have a second chance, thanks to a state Senate bill designed to allow them to shield certain offenses from their records after a period of no criminal activity.

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.

Experts Call For Improvements To The Set-Aside Program To Ensure Small Business Success

Experts Call For Improvements To The Set-Aside Program To Ensure Small Business Success

While the federal government’s set-aside program for small businesses is generating much economic success, experts say improvements to reduce fraud and to help mid-size companies remain competitive need to be made.

Maryland Tax Revenue Estimates Unchanged For Fiscal Years 2015, 2016

Maryland Tax Revenue Estimates Unchanged For Fiscal Years 2015, 2016

No news is good news as Maryland’s expected revenues for this and the next fiscal years remain virtually unchanged, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday afternoon.

Cyber-Campaigning in Maryland

Cyber-Campaigning in Maryland

Who said using technology was a trend just for millennials? Maryland politicians are jumping on the Internet bandwagon these days to announce their candidacies.