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Md. legislation would clarify new grounds for divorce

Four months after Maryland’s law permitting divorce by mutual consent went into effect, pending legislation in the General Assembly session seeks to clarify the process, which in practice varies depending on the jurisdiction. The law, passed in 2015, permits a ...

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House committee to consider cameras-in-courtrooms bill

Cameras are barred from criminal court proceedings in Maryland, but a bill introduced in the House of Delegates seeks to allow media representatives to record criminal sentencing proceedings with permission of the court. “As the press association, we always feel ...

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Md. courts hope to see caseloads alleviated with additional judges

After two years without any additional judges, the Maryland Judiciary is hopeful that some of the most bogged-down jurisdictions will see additions to their ranks in the next fiscal year. Two bills cross-filed in the General Assembly propose to add ...

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Md. bill seeks to give property tax credit to new and small businesses

A bill introduced in the House of Delegates this legislative session may give new and small businesses some relief on their property tax bill if it becomes law. Called the Personal Property Tax-Credit for New or Small Businesses, the bill ...

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Hogan’s playbook

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) enters his second session — typically one of the busiest of the term — riding high in the polls and fresh off the successful treatment of an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. But the coming session is expected to be a bumpy one with a number of contentious issues on the agenda.

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Annapolis Summit: Md. environmental advocates optimistic about 2016 session

As environmental advocates gear up for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session, targeting climate change is going to be a top priority. “This is going to be the year for climate and clean energy,” said Mike Tidwell, founder and executive ...

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