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Senate gives preliminary OK to gambling bill

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to expanding gambling to allow table games like blackjack and a new casino near the nation’s capital. The Senate, which took a recess on Friday until 6 p.m., planned to take ...

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Same-sex marriage and the ‘Cone of Silence’

The story of how the Maryland House of Delegates passed same-sex marriage legislation during the General Assembly’s regular session has already been told. Still, I found it interesting to hear Del. Kathleen M. Dumais’ firsthand account, which she gave Friday ...

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Democrats ward off flurry of amendments from Republicans

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to two bills in a budget package that would prevent some $500 million in cuts from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original fiscal 2013 budget proposal. Democratic senators successfully fended off a flurry of ...

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Partnership bill wins tentative Senate OK without amendments

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a public-private partnerships bill Saturday afternoon that does not include two controversial amendments made to an identical House of Delegates bill. SB 358 could receive final approval when the Senate reconvenes ...

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Senate gives initial OK to doubling flush tax

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to doubling the state’s “flush tax.” The Senate on Saturday rejected two amendments offered by Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil. One of the amendments would have put a firewall around the money ...

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