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Community banking bill sputters in Md. House

ANNAPOLIS – A bill that would have given community banks an edge in bidding for state banking contracts has been killed by a House subcommittee. “I think the feeling was that we would like to help the community banks, the ...

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Maryland lawmakers enter last day of session

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly entered its last day of this year’s session on Monday with plenty of differences in legislation to work out between the House and Senate but most of the high-profile measures nearly wrapped up. Before ...

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Foreclosure mediation moves closer to Md. General Assembly passage

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Senate agreed to a revised version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s mortgage mediation proposal on Saturday, adding one more item to the list of legislation to be resolved when lawmakers return Monday for their marathon final session. ...

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Duke victory gladdens senator

A beaming Sen. Lisa A. Gladden took her seat in the Senate chamber this morning. The source of the Baltimore Democrat’s delight became apparent about one hour into the session. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., D-Calvert and Prince George’s, ...

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Foreclosure mediation measure passes Md. House

ANNAPOLIS – Homeowners facing foreclosure would be able to request a mediation session with the holder of their loans under legislation passed Saturday by the House of Delegates. The bill would also impose fees on filing foreclosures and mediation sessions, ...

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Md. Senate panel opposes credit check ban bill

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland Senate panel is opposing a state ban on employers conducting credit checks on most job applicants. Members of the Senate Finance Committee voted 6-5 Wednesday against the legislation. A similar bill is still alive in the ...

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Md. House approves tax credit for hiring unemployed

ANNAPOLIS — A $5,000 tax credit for Maryland employers who hire unemployed residents has been approved by the House of Delegates. The vote was 132-5 on Friday. The Senate already has approved an identical measure, which was proposed by Gov. ...

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