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A committee of Maryland legislators on Friday afternoon pushed forward a state budget that would fully fund education.
After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday morning asked a Maryland Democratic leader to support his fiscal agenda, but by the afternoon, a committee charged with hammering out budget differences appeared to be waiting for him to make the next move.
Although 6 percent of Maryland’s bridges are in poor or worse condition, and while the state and it’s local governments designate a lower percentage of their highway and transportation funding for bridge repairs than most other states, officials say Maryland’s bridge program is doing well.
Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Maryland Alcohol Wholesalers and Distributors have reached an agreement on the voluntary ban of the product Palcohol. Pacohol, powdered alcohol, was approved by the FDA but state leaders say there are too many risks associated with the product.
Senate members started wildly applauding, cheering and whistling as the 46-0 vote lit up the board, marking the official passage of the state budget through the chamber.