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Gov. O’Malley pledges to work on transgender protection

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is pledging to work for greater protections for transgendered people in the next legislative session in the aftermath of a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Maryland last month. O’Malley, a Democrat, said Tuesday ...

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Md. agencies release precinct population counts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agencies have released a report on precinct population counts for redistricting and reapportionment. The report contains population counts based on the 2010 Census for the state’s 1,849 voting districts in 23 counties and Baltimore city. It was ...

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Md. transportation funding under scrutiny

Lawmakers are preparing to tackle the growing gap between the state’s transportation needs and its ability to pay for them this fall during a special session of the General Assembly that will be called to redraw congressional districts. “Certainly you’re ...

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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps

Lawmakers confronting energy legislation had no problem holding power utilities accountable for meeting reliability standards, but the governor’s effort to open up Maryland’s coastal waters to windmills failed. Also failing was a bid to put a moratorium on natural gas ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Maintenance, not mayhem

Everything is relevant, even in politics and government. Contemplating the work product of Gov. Martin O’Malley during 2011 General Assembly, Marylanders ought to be pleased. They know about the six-car pileups in Wisconsin, Texas, and California and so on. When ...

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Restaurants, wineries see mixed results during session

While the 2011 legislative session brought gains to the winery and restaurant industries, it also served up a 50 percent increase in alcohol taxes in the closing moments. “It’s a sad commentary for how the business community is viewed by ...

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