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.
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.
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.
The Maryland Senate voted in favor of legislation to lessen the penalty for possession and use of small amounts of marijuana in the state.
The Maryland House of Delegates overwhelmingly passes bipartisan legislation to raise the state’s estate tax threshold.
Maryland is one step closer to decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana this legislative session, though a series of hurdles remain.
Several Republican lawmakers voiced persisting opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s measure to raise the Maryland minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, proposing a slew of changes to the bill on that would chip away at many of its provisions.
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.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Doug Gansler received campaign funding last year from individuals and businesses who have done work with the Attorney General’s Office.