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State agencies oppose bill to stop further Chesapeake Bay regulations

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions. Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance appeared Tuesday before a ...

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Republicans try rare tactic to block 2 Obama rules

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress launched bids Thursday to nullify Obama administration rules that would speed up union elections and set the first national air pollution standards for toxic mercury pollution from the nation’s power plants. The rarely used tactic, ...

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Md. House to debate gay marriage bill as early as Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates will wait at least until Thursday to begin debate on a bill to legalize gay marriage, members said. Supporters of the measure agreed Wednesday to layover the bill, potentially bringing it up for ...

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O’Malley testifies on gay marriage before House panels

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he wants lawmakers to pass a bill that would legalize gay marriage in order to provide children with stable homes. O’Malley, flanked by clergy members, testified before the House Judiciary and Health and Government ...

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Bernanke: Job market remains weak despite gains

WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke says the job market isn’t as strong as the steadily declining unemployment rate might suggest. Responding to questions at a Senate hearing Tuesday, he noted that the unemployment rate doesn’t capture the plight of millions of ...

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Ethics panel meets again on Currie

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s ethics panel has met again to consider a Prince George’s County senator’s failure to disclose work for a grocery store chain. The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics met for about two hours on Tuesday. ...

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Maryland health care exchange could see 360k customers in year two

Some 180,000 people could buy health insurance through a state-run exchange in 2014 and that figure could double the following year, Maryland health officials told a Senate committee Thursday. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is backing legislation to firm up more ...

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O’Malley makes case for gay marriage law

ANNAPOLIS – In testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley stressed the importance of balancing the freedom of Maryland’s religious institutions to practice their faith with the civil rights of same-sex couples in the state. “As a free ...

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O’Malley highlights transportation projects

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting ...

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O’Malley testifies for gay marriage

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says legalizing gay marriage in Maryland is a matter of protecting children. The governor, a Democrat, testified in support of his proposal to allow same-sex marriages before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday afternoon. ...

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