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Public-private partnership legislation moves forward

The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to legislation that would create rules for long-term capital project agreements between state agencies and businesses — and let those businesses propose the projects themselves.

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Bill would restrict custody rights of convicted child sex-abusers

ANNAPOLIS – Several Maryland legislators are pushing for stricter limits on custody and visitation rights for parents convicted of sex crimes. Last week, the Judicial Proceedings Committee heard a bill from Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Caroline, which would prevent courts from ...

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Death penalty: Battle for hearts and minds

The Senate on Friday began debate on legislation to repeal capital punishment in Maryland, with abolitionist legislators saying the death penalty does not deter heinous crimes and carries the risk that a wrongly convicted person could be executed.

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Beretta wooed by other states due to Md. gun bill

Baltimore’s mayor and police chief urged legislators Friday to pass legislation requiring the training, fingerprinting and licensing of handgun purchasers and the banning of semi-automatic weapons, saying the ready availability of the firearms led to 183 gun deaths in the city last year.

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Eye on Annapolis: Miller says administration-backed transportation bill coming

A day after meeting with the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly, Gov. Martin O'Malley may soon introduce a bill that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for transportation projects.

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