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Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

Bill to Make Development Guidelines for Sea Level Rise Passes

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.

Gubernatorial Candidates Divided On How To Adjust or Cut State Taxes

Gubernatorial Candidates Divided On How To Adjust or Cut State Taxes

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

Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

Gubernatorial Candidates Run The Gamut On Views About Marijuana

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.

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

Maryland Drivers Charged with Cellphone Usage Triples

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.

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

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.

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

Bill to study effects of acidification in bay passes

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.

Same-Sex Marriage: One Year Later

Same-Sex Marriage: One Year Later

With the passage of Question 6 a little over a year ago, gay marriage was legalized in Maryland. But what is the state of gay marriage now?

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

Gubernatorial Candidates Split on Minimum Wage

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.

Maryland Legislators Reflect on Successes and Failures

Maryland Legislators Reflect on Successes and Failures

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?

Senators Say USAID’s Social Media Program in Cuba Could Endanger Bethesda’s Alan Gross, Others

Senators Say USAID’s Social Media Program in Cuba Could Endanger Bethesda’s Alan Gross, Others

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.