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Legislative leaders voice environmental support

With a 2010 deadline looming for pollution reduction in the Chesapeake Bay, legislative leaders assured advocates yesterday that environmental issues will play a key role in the 2007 assembly session.

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As assembly starts, here's to relativism in the law

As the newly elected Maryland General Assembly convenes, its potential work product in 2007 becomes a topic of discussion amid almost any gathering of judges, lawyers, and business people, whether over coffee in their respective workplaces, post-holiday brunches, or even after work over a beer. The topics range from criminal justice to land use.

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Dodd: U.S. needs to crack down on predatory lending practices

The government must reform lending practices that prevent the poor from saving money and owning a home, said Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., the incoming chairman of the Senate committee on banking, housing, and urban affairs.

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Eminent domain returns as assembly opens

Legislation to ensure fair compensation to businesses dislocated during eminent domain proceedings has already been introduced in the Maryland Senate, bringing back one of last year

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States take Enron shareholders' side

Thirty states, including Maryland, have taken the side of Enron shareholders seeking damages from big investment banks in a federal case over the banks

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