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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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Miller outlines goals for special fall legislative session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wants to expand the scope of a fall special session on congressional redistricting to cover the state’s structural deficit, teacher pension costs and transportation funding concerns. In a letter dated Monday ...

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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 (access required)

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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Divorce, punishment and protest bills pass (access required)

The General Assembly ended its 2011 session last week having passed legislation pertaining to parting, punishment and protest. One new measure will require a spouse who seeks a divorce over the other’s objection to live separate and apart from that ...

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Sen. Raskin worked through his busiest legislative session despite battling cancer (access required)

State Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin, Harvard Law School grad and tenured constitutional law professor, admits to having had a bit of an ego and a sarcastic streak during his first four years in the General Assembly. These qualities may ...

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McDonough threatens federal suit over in-state tuition

ANNAPOLIS — A state lawmaker said Thursday that Maryland has become a haven for illegal immigrants, and he plans to go to federal court to change that. Del. Patrick McDonough, R-Baltimore County, said he is consulting with two national legal ...

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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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