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Tag Archives: Sen. E.J. Pipkin

General Assembly heads to midnight adjournment

Del. Luiz Simmons

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly breezed toward adjournment Monday following a session of heavy lifting, approving a medical marijuana measure and an expansion of early voting on the last day, after most of the major bills already had been ...

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After 11-hour marathon in Senate, gun bill’s core remains intact (access required)

The state Senate has given preliminary approval to gun control legislation that would force future handgun owners to obtain a license and tightens restrictions on the mentally ill's access to firearms.

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Lawmakers don’t agree on limiting citizen testimony (access required)

Democrats and Republicans generally don't agree on most provisions of the governor's gun control legislation. Perhaps not surprisingly, they also don't agree on whether every citizen should have been allowed to testify Wednesday.

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Gun control, offshore wind energy headline O’Malley’s legislative agenda (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley said Friday that altering Maryland’s gun policies would be his top priority in a legislative agenda that also includes guaranteeing a market for developers of offshore wind energy, creating special procurement rules for public-private partnerships and repealing the death penalty.

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Republican leader to O’Malley: Where’s the gambling bill? (access required)

Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has been developing legislation that could expand gambling in Maryland for at least the last two weeks. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said last week he thought the draft bill would be ready by the first week of August. ...

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