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2022 Maryland General Assembly

Mar 18, 2022

Hogan signs gas tax suspension into law; talk of other actions continues

Temporarily cheaper gas prices in Maryland are here, and the state’s top tax collector is vowing to bring down the hammer on recalcitrant gas station owners.

Mar 17, 2022

Md. Senate weighs mandatory family leave plan

The Maryland Senate is poised to pass legislation creating a mandatory paid family leave program.

Mar 17, 2022

Gas tax suspension for 30 days advancing toward final vote

Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved legislation Thursday to suspend the state's gas tax for 30 days, with a final vote expected soon.

Mar 17, 2022

Maryland budget plans $800M for future education plan costs

Maryland lawmakers are planning to set aside $800 million to cover future costs of the state's sweeping education reform law.

Mar 15, 2022

30-day gas tax holiday fast-tracked by Md. lawmakers

The 30-day pause on collecting Maryland's 36-cent gas tax, introduced last week, is moving at light speed.

Mar 11, 2022

Maryland House passes abortion rights constitution amendment

The Maryland House voted Friday to enshrine the right to abortion in the state's constitution and for a separate measure to broaden access to providers.

Mar 11, 2022

Hogan, top lawmakers agree to 30-day gas tax suspension

Gov. Larry Hogan and top legislative leaders agreed to a 30-day suspension of the state's gas tax amid rising prices at the pump.

Mar 10, 2022

New estimates bolster Md.’s bulging budget surplus, spur tax-cut proposals

New state revenue estimates released Thursday elevated Maryland's historic budget surplus to about $7.5 billion.

Abortion rights supporters stand during a May 16, 2019, news conference at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to discuss abortion bans in Georgia and across the country. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Mar 10, 2022

Maryland bills aim to protect, expand abortion care, as Supreme Court decision looms

Democratic legislators have proposed laws to create a bulwark against erosion of abortion rights in Maryland and to expand access to the procedure.

Mar 9, 2022

Measure to help address climate change in Maryland advances

A measure to help address climate change moved forward in Maryland on Tuesday to boost the state’s current goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Mar 8, 2022

Md. bill would discipline those who disrupt state government proceedings

Concerns about protests, sometimes violent, in government buildings have some lawmakers seeking stiffer criminal penalties.

Mar 7, 2022

Maryland Senate considering how to make legal cannabis profitable

With the House of Delegates having passed proposals to legalize recreational marijuana, the Maryland Senate has taken up the issue with a decidedly different focus.

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