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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.

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday, including a pre-K expansion and a law ending the practice of holding the owners of pit bulls to a different liability standard.

Brewing Up Business

Brewing Up Business

SILVER SPRING- A new law passed in Annapolis would allow Montgomery County breweries to open without being a fully licensed restaurant. Denizens in Silver Spring would be the first to benefit and bring new business to the area.

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed a bill Friday that would expand prekindergarten in Maryland to an additional 1,600 students.

Fusion Centers’ Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

Fusion Centers’ Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

Critics of fusion centers say they often violate Americans’ privacy, waste taxpayer dollars, and have demonstrated little success catching terrorists.