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Maryland lawmakers again debate $500 fine for texting, driving

The Maryland State House. (File)

Frustrated that drivers continue to use mobile phones on the road despite existing penalties, Maryland lawmakers are weighing whether to increase the maximum fine for texting and driving to $500 - one of the highest penalties in the country.

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Advocates push for reporting requirement in workplace sexual harassment bill

Throughout the state we’re concerned about reductions in staff, services, and we’re concerned we won’t be able to get them back,” says Lisae Jordan,

Advocates for a bill to prohibit provisions or policies that waive legal remedies of sexual harassment claims in the workplace asked the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to keep a reporting requirement that was gutted from the House version. “The ...

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Md. House considers removing arbitration clauses for sexual harassment claims

The Statehouse building in Annapolis, (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

With the rise of the #MeToo movement and heightened awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace, the General Assembly is weighing bills that would outlaw provisions in an employment contract or policy waiving the right to a legal remedy for ...

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