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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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Obama uses tax proposals for his political message

WASHINGTON — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passing Congress. Republicans have enough ...

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Law blog roundup

Welcome, again, to Monday and the law blog roundup. Here are a few lawyerly news items to get your week started. — New York lawyer keeps low profile in high-profile cases. — If this Texan wins, can federal tort-reform legislation ...

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Senate moves to exempt Maryland family farms from estate tax

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders is backing legislation that would exempt family farms from Maryland’s estate tax. “When someone who owns a farm passes, so often the farm is lost to congestion, to sprawl,” said Senate President Thomas V. ...

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MSBA’s Board of Governors endorses same-sex marriage bill

Add the Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors to the list of organizations supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland. The Board on Tuesday “voted by an overwhelming majority” to support S.B. 241, which will be taken up by the Senate ...

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Maryland Senate committee to call for annual online financial disclosure

ANNAPOLIS — The financial disclosure forms filed every year by Maryland lawmakers would be available to the public online under a proposal being crafted by a state Senate special committee. Maryland is the only state in the country that requires ...

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Miller likes O’Malley’s approach to Maryland transportation funding

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Tuesday he thinks Gov. Martin O’Malley’s yet-to-be-revealed transportation proposal would raise enough money to spend on roads, bridges and other transportation projects. Miller wouldn’t disclose what the governor will propose, but has ...

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GOP maps strategy in wake of payroll tax debacle

WASHINGTON — When last seen in Washington, House Republicans were furious with their own leader, Speaker John Boehner, and angry with their Senate Republican brethren over how the showdown over the Social Security tax cut turned into a year-end political ...

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