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Maryland lawmakers convene for session

ANNAPOLIS— Maryland lawmakers are gathering for their annual 90-day legislative session. The session begins Wednesday at noon in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, and the two presiding officers of the General Assembly are scheduled to talk about the session ...

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Lawmakers look for more reports from DJS

ANNAPOLIS — In an attempt to fix the state’s most troubled agency without spending more money, lawmakers are asking the Department of Juvenile Services for reports rather than policy changes. A bill that would have mandated substantially equivalent services for ...

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Maryland lawmakers decide to study UM campus merger

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers have decided to move ahead with studying the idea of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A budget conference committee made the decision Tuesday while wrapping up its budget ...

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Death penalty debated before committee

ANNAPOLIS — A former Maryland House Speaker and a man who served time on death row before being exonerated urged lawmakers Tuesday to repeal capital punishment in the state. Opposing them were a county state’s attorney and law enforcement associations, ...

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Financial literacy bill would require money course

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland high schoolers would have to complete a course in financial literacy in order to graduate under a bill state lawmakers are considering. Supporters, including Comptroller Peter Franchot, said Wednesday that massive debt and bankruptcy plans offered as ...

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