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Mizeur discusses education proposals

Del. Heather Mizeur wants to make public pre-kindergarten open to all 4-year-old children, as well as 3-year-olds from lower- and middle-class families. Mizeur, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor, outlined education policy proposals on Thursday. She says ...

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Mizeur calls for changes after disabled man dies in police custody

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday called for statewide standards related to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when sheriff’s deputies tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater. Del. Heather Mizeur asked Gov. ...

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Md. delegate to introduce fracking moratorium bill

ANNAPOLIS — Fracking opponents plan to be in Annapolis for the introduction of a bill calling for a state moratorium on the natural gas drilling technique until studies are completed on its impact. Del. Heather Mizeur plans to introduce the ...

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$37.3B budget favors fracking study, biotech and cyber-security firms (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s roughly $37 billion budget proposal to the General Assembly includes an increase in the money allocated for some business-friendly tax credits, $1.5 million to pay for studies into the safety of hydraulic fracturing and puts the state “on the verge” of closing what was once a $1.7 billion structural deficit.

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Attorney General: Pit bull law on hold (access required)

An opinion from the Office of the Maryland Attorney General could ease the mind of pit bull owners and their landlords, but an Upper Shore lawmaker cautioned that the opinion is not binding. The opinion, signed by Assistant Attorney General ...

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Nothing controversial needed in special session, lawmaker says (access required)

By offering a second special legislative session to deal exclusively with gambling, Gov. Martin O’Malley tried to remove the controversial issue from the debate on a revenue package that could prevent the “doomsday” budget cuts to popular state programs and ...

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Opponents want fee on lands leased for fracking

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland opponents of a controversial drilling technique want to asses a $10 per-acre fee on land leased for extracting gas. The retroactive fee would apply to lands leased for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a method of ...

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Western Maryland faces ‘fracking’ fight

GARRETT COUNTY — Garrett County resident Dana Shimrock was relieved when Maryland put the brakes on drilling in the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale before a single well could be drilled. “They had just completed a well not far from me ...

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