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Maryland legislators consider bills that would increase medical marijuana business owner diversity

This legislative session, state lawmakers are considering a spate of bills outlining different solutions intended to address a lack of diversity in licenses, and two lawsuits that have delayed the rollout of Maryland’s nascent medical cannabis industry.

Maryland lawmakers push state funding for Planned Parenthood

Democratic lawmakers demonstrated their support Wednesday in Annapolis for legislation to continue funding Planned Parenthood’s health care services if the federal government guts its backing of the program.

Hogan holds news conference to push for redistricting reform

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — At a press conference Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan sought to rally support for a bill that would set up an independent, non-partisan committee to handle the redistricting process. Hogan called the state’s current partisan redistricting process “disgraceful”…

Bill would allow protective orders admitted in divorce court

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland House on Thursday voted in favor of a bill that repeals language in Maryland’s Family Law prohibiting decisions in domestic violence proceedings from being admitted as evidence in divorce court. The bill passed with no dissenting votes.

Democrats’ earned-leave bill heads to Maryland House floor

A Democrat-backed earned-leave bill is headed to the House floor after being given a favorable report from the House Economic Matters Committee.

Maryland Senate holds marijuana legalization hearing

Supporters and detractors alike gathered in Annapolis to testify about two marijuana legalization bills being heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon.

Key components of Hogan’s budget cuts go to committee

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The state legislature this week began the arduous task of determining which programs and services will suffer cuts and funding deferments in 2018. The pain comes in the form of a bill called the Budget Reconciliation and…

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.