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Former Mass. House speaker pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Thomas Finneran, once considered the most powerful man in the Statehouse, pleaded guilty Friday to obstruction of justice in a deal that spares him prison time for misrepresenting his role in a redistricting plan that diluted the clout of minority voters.

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Business groups to propose health insurance issues alternatives

After two years trying to fend off legislative efforts to require certain companies to offer health benefits, state business groups are taking a hands-on approach to the health insurance debate this year.

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Dems could change Md. immigrant law

Advocates for illegal immigrants are optimistic that immigration law will favor them now that a Democrat is in the governor's office with a compatible General Assembly.

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Fair scores with auction, bond (1059)

Horse auctioneer Fasig-Tipton Co. is willing to finance the lion’s share of a $2.5 million upgrade at the Maryland State Fairgrounds as part of a new lease, said Howard “Max” Mosner Jr., head the nonprofit organization that runs the Timonium complex.

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Ranking: Md. is good, but it’s no Iowa

Maryland came in 16th in a ranking this month of the country’s most livable states, dropping four places from its place in last year’s rankings.

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Fair scores with auction, bond (1095)

Horse auctioneer Fasig-Tipton Co. is willing to finance the lion’s share of a $2.5 million upgrade at the Maryland State Fairgrounds as part of a new lease, said Howard “Max” Mosner Jr., head the nonprofit organization that runs the Timonium complex.

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