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Md. lawmakers vow to pump $2.2B more into school construction

FOREST HEIGHTS — Democratic lawmakers vowed Wednesday to pump $2.2 billion in additional money into school construction projects across the state. The proposal, announced in a 66-year-old Prince George’s County elementary school that is closed to students because of structural ...

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Students, Capital-Gazette reporter, rally for gun control

Students from a Maryland school where a girl was killed in a shooting and a reporter from the Capital-Gazette newspaper where five people were shot to death last month held a rally on Saturday to urge lawmakers to approve stronger measures to protect people from gun violence.

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4th Circuit hears arguments on Md.’s drug price-gouging law

Attorneys for an industry group opposed to Maryland’s generic drug price-gouging law told judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that a lower-court judge improperly dismissed a portion of their challenge alleging the law attempts to ...

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Paternal rights, child marriage bills fall short, expected to return

Legislation to allow courts to strip rights from a parent who conceived a child through non-consensual intercourse failed in the General Assembly again this year, as did a push to ban marriage for anyone younger than 18. Cross-filed bills which ...

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Familiar criminal law, procedure bills had mixed results in 2017 session

Bills affecting evidence in sexual assault trials, opioid distribution charges, shielding of criminal records and the enforcement powers of the Office of the Comptroller all returned to the General Assembly in 2017 with varying degrees of success. Legislation to allow ...

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