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Legislators approve constitutional amendment to raise jury trial threshold

The Maryland General Assembly on Monday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the amount in controversy that entitles litigants to a jury trial from more than $15,000 to more than $25,000. If ratified by Maryland voters, the amendment would ...

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O’Malley testifies on gay marriage before House panels

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he wants lawmakers to pass a bill that would legalize gay marriage in order to provide children with stable homes. O’Malley, flanked by clergy members, testified before the House Judiciary and Health and Government ...

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Amendment would remove official when found guilty in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — A proposed constitutional amendment would remove any state, county or municipal official from office at the finding of guilt, instead of when the official is sentenced. The Maryland constitutional amendment was introduced on Tuesday by Dels. Jolene Ivey, ...

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Debt showdown: Obama presses for ‘something big’

WASHINGTON — Struggling to avert an unprecedented national default, congressional leaders jettisoned negotiations on a sweeping deficit-reduction package Friday despite a plea from President Barack Obama to “do something big” to stabilize America’s finances. Instead, lawmakers embarked on rival fallback ...

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Senator working on transportation revenue package

ANNAPOLIS — A state senator says a proposal to shore up Maryland’s transportation funding will include increases in the gas tax and vehicle registration fees, as well as a constitutional amendment to protect transportation money. Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola ...

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