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O’Malley: DJS will work toward parity for girls

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House and Senate took the teeth out of legislation requiring equal services for girls in the juvenile justice system last week, but Annapolis leaders, including Gov. Martin O’Malley, are confident that the new juvenile services secretary, ...

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Md. wine shipping bill is poised to pass

ANNAPOLIS — Poised to allow Marylanders to receive wine shipments from winemakers, the General Assembly faces the prospect of grappling with the same issue next year as advocates seek an expanded shipping law. Compromise legislation passed key Senate and House ...

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Md. House Appropriations Committee to consider fee increases

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee will be considering a plan to raise about $67 million in fees to help balance the state budget. Delegate Tawanna Gaines, who chairs a subcommittee on transportation and the environment, said ...

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Newsmakers: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, sat down with The Daily Record in an exclusive interview and spoke about national budget issues in Congress, the need for cooperation between Democrats and Republicans, improvements in transportation and tackling the energy dilemma.

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Cardin: Maryland is threatened by belt-tightening

Maryland’s economic strengths could make the state “particularly vulnerable” to belt-tightening in Washington as lawmakers debate cuts to defense, education, environmental protection and other spending, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said. The state’s junior senator, a 44-year veteran of elected office, ...

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Editorial: Credit check compromise

After a year of trying to find the right balance, the General Assembly is on a good course with compromise legislation that would limit businesses’ use of credit reports and histories in hiring employees. SB 132 cleared the Senate Finance ...

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State Senate approves shorter separations

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate has passed legislation that would cut from two years to one year the mandatory separation requirement in cases when one spouse is seeking a divorce over the other’s objection. Senate Bill 139, which passed on ...

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