Tag Archives: Michael E. Busch

Panel weighs reducing redistricting hearings

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland discussed reducing the number of public hearings on redrawing the state’s congressional districts during their first public meeting on Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who is one ...

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Md. same-sex marriage advocates eye passage in New York

After an unsuccessful campaign this spring, Maryland’s same-sex marriage advocates can look to New York for a few pointers when planning their next efforts, which could come as soon as this fall. New York’s legislature approved same-sex marriages late Friday ...

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Panel created to improve state government transparency

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation creating a Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government that specifically notes that “Maryland’s overall rankings on government transparency by prominent national organizations continues to lag behind other states.” Del. Heather Mizeur, the lead ...

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O’Malley signs wine, casino bills

Tuesday’s bill signing ceremony will be dominated by coverage over the state’s “Dream Act,” which will allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. But, Gov. Martin O’Malley and legislative leaders will also put their pens to new laws regarding ...

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Maryland House ready to start gay marriage debate

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House of Delegates leaders are opening the gay marriage debate with a warning: any changes could kill the measure this year. The full House is scheduled to begin debating the proposal to extend full marriage rights to ...

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