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‘Special session fatigue’ sets in for state lawmakers

Persistent bullying by the General Assembly’s Democratic super-majority hasn’t stripped a sense of humor from the House of Delegates’ Republican leader. Addressing the media hours after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday, Minority Leader Anthony ...

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Health care law survives with Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ...

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State GOP opposes special session on gambling

ANNAPOLIS — Republicans in the House of Delegates are opposing a special session to take up proposed gambling expansion in Maryland. Del. Anthony O’Donnell, the minority leader, and Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, the minority whip, sent a letter to the Legislature’s ...

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Democrats ward off flurry of amendments from Republicans

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to two bills in a budget package that would prevent some $500 million in cuts from Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original fiscal 2013 budget proposal. Democratic senators successfully fended off a flurry of ...

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Senate turns to partisan fight over student loans

WASHINGTON — The Senate is the newest arena in the election-year face-off over federal student loans, and both sides are starting out by pounding away at each other. With Congress returning from a weeklong spring recess, the Senate plans to ...

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O’Malley, leaders target mid-May for special session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers can expect to go back to work in mid-May. The Democratic governor and presiding officers of the state Senate and House of Delegates expect to call the legislature back into session May 14 to make changes ...

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