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Republican state delegate undecided on gay marriage vote

ANNAPOLIS — A Republican member of Maryland’s State House who has been mentioned as a possible supporter of a bill to legalize gay marriage says he’s unsure if he will support it. Republican Delegate Patrick Hogan represents an increasingly Democratic ...

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Frederick County revives plan to charge jail inmate fees

FREDERICK — State lawmakers from Frederick County are reviving a proposal to charge jail inmates for intake processing and education. The Frederick News-Post reports that Republican Delegate Michael Hough presented the bill Tuesday to the House Judiciary Committee. It would ...

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Top 5: ‘I think we have a crisis in front of us’

The latest developments stemming from the Court of Appeals’ counsel-at-bail ruling were both among the most-read legal stories of the week. Days after a House Judiciary Committee appeared poised to undo the Court of Appeals’ decision, the top court said ...

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House Judiciary Committee could undo counsel at bail review ruling

ANNAPOLIS — The House Judiciary Committee appears poised to undo a court ruling that indigent defendants have a statutory right to counsel when their bail is set — a right the public defender estimates would cost the state $28 million ...

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Lawmakers look for more reports from DJS

ANNAPOLIS — In an attempt to fix the state’s most troubled agency without spending more money, lawmakers are asking the Department of Juvenile Services for reports rather than policy changes. A bill that would have mandated substantially equivalent services for ...

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O’Malley: DJS will work toward parity for girls

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House and Senate took the teeth out of legislation requiring equal services for girls in the juvenile justice system last week, but Annapolis leaders, including Gov. Martin O’Malley, are confident that the new juvenile services secretary, ...

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Death penalty debated before committee

ANNAPOLIS — A former Maryland House Speaker and a man who served time on death row before being exonerated urged lawmakers Tuesday to repeal capital punishment in the state. Opposing them were a county state’s attorney and law enforcement associations, ...

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W. Va. communities may get bay aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia communities facing a federal mandate to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution may get some financial help from state lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee approved a plan Friday that would dedicate $6 million in annual lottery revenues ...

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