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Union rally expected to draw thousands in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — The director of Maryland’s largest union for state employees says between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend a rally in Annapolis to protest pension changes. Patrick Moran, director of the Maryland chapter of the American Federation ...

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Protest on Maryland education budget postponed

ANNAPOLIS — Rally organizers have postponed a protest over spending reductions for Maryland schools statewide because of the weather. The rally had been scheduled for Monday evening in front of the Maryland State House. Forecasts are calling for potentially severe ...

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Animal supporters seek tougher cruelty penalties in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Animal rights supporters — including Anne Arundel County’s chief executive — want tougher penalties for people who shoot or burn animals in Maryland. House lawmakers listened Thursday as supporters made their case for the bill which would up ...

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Supporters continue push for Maryland alcohol tax

ANNAPOLIS — The top elected officials in Maryland’s two largest counties voiced their support to boost the state’s alcohol tax on Wednesday, while a leading advocate for the legislation said the measure still doesn’t quite have the votes needed to ...

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Gay marriage supporters plan Valentine’s Day push

ANNAPOLIS — Same-sex marriage supporters will rally in front of the Maryland State House on Valentine’s Day as part of a national campaign. Supporters of a measure to legalize the unions in Maryland said last week they will rally in ...

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Maryland advocates rally for alcohol tax for disabled

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates for the disabled are rallying for an increase in the alcohol tax to help fund community services. Advocates and disabled residents shouted “10 cents makes sense” during the rally Friday in Annapolis in front of the Maryland ...

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O’Malley’s second inauguration set for Wednesday

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s is having his second inauguration. The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday in Annapolis. O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will be sworn in the state Senate at noon. There will then be an event outside ...

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