ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland has hit a roadblock in the House Judiciary Committee. Two key members, though they support the legislation, have refused to cast their votes until the leadership of the House addresses their ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline. “A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate on Thursday night passed legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The vote was 25 to 21, with Sen. Joanne C. Benson, D-Prince George’s, not voting. Attention now shifts to the House ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to write legislation next week ending the Obama administration’s flagship effort for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and abolishing three other housing assistance programs. At its meeting next Thursday, the highest-profile target of the ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Senate and House majority leaders are holding a news conference to talk about their proposed Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act to recognize same-sex couples. Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, and House Majority Leader Kumar ...Read More »
Congress is back to work and, candidly, the nonprofit sector is nervous. In addition to calls to cut spending and reduce the deficit, the Obama administration is pushing a tax code overhaul over the next two years. Both efforts could ...
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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats don’t plan to join the House in voting to repeal the massive new health care law, but they do want to eliminate a small portion of the law that is unrelated to health care. Three Senate ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — One of the first acts of the new Republican-controlled House is to take away the floor voting rights of six delegates representing areas such as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa. Five of those ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the new House say they’ll hold a vote next week to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The announcement of the Jan. 12 vote by the No. 2 House Republican, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Sen.-Elect Victor Ramirez says he plans to sponsor legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state. Ramirez, a Prince George’s County Democrat, made the announcement in a ...Read More »