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Hogan’s legislative priorities go to committee

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Lawmakers this week began hearing testimony and debating several key pieces of Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislative agenda, including his proposed repeal of the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016. The act, which Hogan calls “the…

Deforestation, fracking bills draw protesters before hearing

By Jack Chavez Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Support for forest protection and opposition to hydraulic fracturing sparked two different rallies Wednesday, just before the House Environment and Transportation Committee heard testimony on three related bills. Two of the…

Bill could make blocking a four-way intersection illegal

Vehicles that enter an intersection but fail to cross it once the light turns red would be subject to a ticket and fine under a “don’t block the box” bill sponsored by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

Bills curb Md. assistance in federal immigration enforcement

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A pair of bills would restrict the involvement of law enforcement agencies in Maryland with federal immigration efforts, banning state government agents from asking crime victims or suspects about their immigration or citizenship status.

Illicit-drug use OK in ‘safe’ site under Maryland bill

By HANNAH KLARNER Capital News Service   ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Illegal-drug users in Maryland could partake in recreational use under a bill that would create legal, sanitary illicit-drug use facilities in the state.   The bill, proposed by Delegate Dan…

Lawmakers, educators push for less classroom testing time

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland is ranked as the second-worst state in the nation for teacher classroom autonomy, according to the Learning Policy Institute, and testing mandates are a major contributor to this ranking, according to the Maryland State Education Association.

Legislators consider a bill to legalize aid-in-dying meds

The Maryland legislature for the third year in a row is considering a joint House and Senate bill that would legalize aid-in-dying. Sponsors of previous bills have withdrawn them before a vote, citing lack of support.

Bills would hike school bus-camera fine, include rental cars

Drivers who illegally pass school buses multiple times could face higher fines, and rental-car companies could be held responsible for offenders driving their vehicles under a pair of bills introduced by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

Religious leaders gather in Annapolis to support earned sick leave
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Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

Spikes joined a throng of Maryland health officials, faith leaders and proponents in Annapolis Wednesday to call on elected officials to pass legislation that would control the rising cost of prescription drugs.