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Tag Archives: 2017 Maryland General Assembly

Maryland Democrats back Planned Parenthood funding

ANNAPOLIS — Leading Maryland Democrats are supporting legislation for funding Planned Parenthood because of concerns that the federal government will cut family planning funds. House Speaker Michael Busch joined other lawmakers Wednesday to express support for continued family planning services ...

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Maryland bill would gradually raise minimum wage to $15

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s minimum wage would rise to $15 over several years under a measure before state lawmakers. Del. Jeffrey Waldstreicher, a Montgomery County Democrat, outlined the bill Tuesday before a House committee. Maryland’s minimum wage is now set to ...

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Maryland Senate OKs energy efficiency bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has approved a measure to require the state’s five largest electric utilities to provide customers with energy-efficiency programs and services to cut energy consumption by 2 percent a year. The Senate voted 32-14 for the ...

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Hogan renews push for legislative redistricting reform

ANNAPOLIS — Seeking to rally support for the creation of an independent, non-partisan committee to handle redistricting, Gov. Larry Hogan Friday called the state’s current partisan redistricting process “disgraceful” and lambasted the legislature for not acting to implement reforms. Hogan has made passage ...

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