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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.