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Strategic political moves lead to productive, progressive legislative session (access required)

With legislation to subsidize the development of offshore wind energy locked in a Senate committee for the past two years, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. moved decisively in January to guarantee the bill’s advancement.

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Challenges expected on gun-control laws (access required)

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, who has all but officially announced his candidacy for Maryland attorney general next year, could find himself — if elected — defending in court the constitutionality of the state’s coming gun-control laws. These will impose licensing and fingerprinting requirements on handgun purchasers, ban semi-automatic assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines.

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2013 Maryland General Assembly adjourns Sine Die (access required)

With most big ticket items passed days and weeks ago, the General Assembly session strolled to a close Monday night, concluding a session when the legislature agreed to repeal the death penalty, increase the gas tax, develop comprehensive gun control legislation and incentivize development of offshore wind energy.

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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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General Assembly heads to midnight adjournment

Del. Luiz Simmons

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly breezed toward adjournment Monday following a session of heavy lifting, approving a medical marijuana measure and an expansion of early voting on the last day, after most of the major bills already had been ...

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