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Foes of gun bill try start process for petition

ANNAPOLIS — Opponents of a Maryland gun-control measure took steps on Wednesday to prepare a petition drive with hopes of giving voters a chance to reject the bill next year on the ballot. Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington, brought language for ...

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Bill could make it tougher for Md. ballot measures

ANNAPOLIS — Laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters. And if those who don’t agree with Maryland’s likely ban of the ...

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Online initiatives spur ballot petition drives

Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the ...

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State election board OKs language for gay marriage petition

ANNAPOLIS — As Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to sign legislation legalizing gay marriage, opponents of the bill have cleared one of the first hurdles to asking voters to overturn the law. The State Board of Elections has approved the language ...

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Smigiel and Parrott offer bills to clarify petition signatures

ANNAPOLIS — A group of citizens last year, upset about a new law granting in-state tuition to some of the state’s illegal immigrants, was the first in 20 years to successfully petition a law to a statewide ballot. The referendum ...

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Western Maryland contractors question minority requirement

HAGERSTOWN — Some western Maryland contractors are demanding an end to the state’s Minority Business Enterprise law. Local members of the Associated Builders and Contractors aired their concerns at a meeting Monday in Hagerstown with Republican state lawmakers from Washington ...

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