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Md. politics show signs of moving further left

After years of trying, Gov. Martin O’Malley finally has won legislative approval of two priorities of his administration: a ban on capital punishment and a measure to develop offshore wind. What helped cause the breakthrough? Political scientists say a state ...

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Senate favors victim-friendly dog bite bill

The Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to legislation that would overturn a controversial Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that made pit bull owners and their landlords financially responsible for injuries caused by those dogs.

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The long and winding road to transportation funding

Securing passage of legislation heralded by Gov. Martin O’Malley as a solution to the state’s underfunded Transportation Trust Fund will require convincing some reluctant lawmakers in key Democratic strongholds to vote for increased transit fares and new taxes on gasoline.

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Senate committee considers minimum wage increase

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill that would increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015. The state’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the same as the federal rate. Supporters of ...

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