Md. women’s caucus releases proposed policy changes

The Maryland State House. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislative women’s caucus released its recommendations on Wednesday to strengthen the state legislature’s policy regarding sexual harassment. One of the biggest changes would create an independent investigator to examine complaints. The caucus also is recommending that ...

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Insurers seek brakes on comparative negligence for cyclists

Bruce Bereano, a tobacco lobbyist, stands in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Bereano said he believes states used money from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies as an opportunity to bring in money instead of placing enough money on tobacco programs. (Capital News Service photo by Erin Serpico)

ANNAPOLIS — Cycling organizations urged legislators Tuesday to establish a comparative negligence standard for when they or pedestrians are struck by vehicles, drawing opposition from insurers, defense attorneys and local governments. Sen. Susan C. Lee, D-Montgomery, proposed a “comparative negligence ...

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