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Gay marriage close to legal in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that’s being sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he expects to sign it sometime next week. In a small ...

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N.Y. attorney general sues banks in foreclosure effort

ALBANY, N.Y.— New York’s attorney general on Friday accused some of the nation’s largest banks of deceit and fraud in using an electronic mortgage registry that he said puts homeowners at a disadvantage in foreclosures while saving banks over $2 ...

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Maryland health care exchange could see 360k customers in year two

Some 180,000 people could buy health insurance through a state-run exchange in 2014 and that figure could double the following year, Maryland health officials told a Senate committee Thursday. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is backing legislation to firm up more ...

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O’Malley proposes more taxes for more jobs

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley called for tax hikes Wednesday in his State of the State address, urging lawmakers to weigh those “tough choices, the costs and the trade-offs” against the jobs he hopes to support through increased spending on ...

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O’Malley highlights transportation projects

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Newt’s defense turns the tables

Thus began one of the most spectacular recent examples of ducking the question in the history of American politics. And one of the most effective, given the audience’s boisterous applause. The result may have surprised even Gingrich, who rode the ...

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Senate moves to exempt Maryland family farms from estate tax

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders is backing legislation that would exempt family farms from Maryland’s estate tax. “When someone who owns a farm passes, so often the farm is lost to congestion, to sprawl,” said Senate President Thomas V. ...

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Barve: Votes for transit funding not there

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is short of the votes needed to raise more revenue for transportation projects, according to a top Democrat in the chamber. “It just doesn’t look to me right now like any kind of revenue ...

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