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After a driver whose distracted driving led to the death of a 5-year-old received a $1,000 fine, a new measure proposes much harsher penalties.
Senate and House committees are weighing bipartisan legislation that could lower state income and sales tax rates, and raise the estate tax exemption threshold.
With six years left until the state meets its self-imposed deadline for greenhouse gas reduction, projections show the state will miss its target without legislation to promote increased use of renewable energy sources.
Dozens of people testifying before Maryland lawmakers called for an end to the state’s battle against marijuana, one part of the decades-long national war on drugs that supporters of legalization say has done more harm than good.
Maryland lawmakers are set to get their first real whiff of marijuana legislation this session with hearings scheduled on measures that look to lift or loosen the state’s ban on recreational use of the drug.
It's a massive case of jobs versus the environment. On the first day of a key state permit hearing for a proposed gas export facility in Calvert County, hundreds hit the streets in protest.
The Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act would make the state the second in the nation to require private sector businesses to provide paid sick days to workers.