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Tag Archives: House Economic Matters Committee

Md. wine shipping bill is poised to pass

ANNAPOLIS — Poised to allow Marylanders to receive wine shipments from winemakers, the General Assembly faces the prospect of grappling with the same issue next year as advocates seek an expanded shipping law. Compromise legislation passed key Senate and House ...

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Md. offshore wind bill may be held up

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature piece of energy legislation may be put on hold this year, tripped up by lawmakers’ reservations about the cost of guaranteeing a market in Maryland for offshore wind energy. The bills being considered in ...

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Compromise is reached on credit check bill

ANNAPOLIS — A Senate committee approved compromise legislation Wednesday night that would limit businesses’ use of credit reports and histories in hiring employees. The bill, SB 132, cleared the Finance Committee on a 7-4 vote and will likely be considered ...

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Legislative leaders cool to minimum wage raise

ANNAPOLIS – Bills that would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $9.75 an hour by 2013 enjoy the support of many liberal lawmakers, but appear destined to fail this year for lack of support among key legislative leaders. “Now is just ...

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State utility executives are grilled over power outages

ANNAPOLIS — As calls grow for new laws that would hold utility companies responsible for sub-standard responses to power outages caused by storms, executives from Pepco, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and Allegheny Power were grilled Tuesday by members of ...

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