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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps

Lawmakers confronting energy legislation had no problem holding power utilities accountable for meeting reliability standards, but the governor’s effort to open up Maryland’s coastal waters to windmills failed. Also failing was a bid to put a moratorium on natural gas ...

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Maryland Senate delays immigrant tuition bill

ANNAPOLIS — Senators have delayed granting in-state college tuition rates to illegal immigrants, possibly killing the measure with the clock running down on the 2011 session. The Senate voted 29-17 to send the in-state tuition measure back to the House, ...

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House approves O’Malley high-tech venture fund

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates is supporting Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to invest millions of dollars in high-tech ventures. The House voted 94-43 Friday to send the governor’s “InvestMaryland” proposal to the Senate. The House reduced the governor’s original ...

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Maryland House to vote on immigrant tuition

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates will be voting on a measure to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition under certain conditions. The House is expected to vote on the bill Friday. The Senate already has passed the bill. ...

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Maryland Lottery eyeing Internet sales to boost revenues

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Lottery officials are eyeing online ticket sales to bolster revenues and keep the state’s games competitive with other jurisdictions readying themselves for a jump to the Internet. “It is something that we are looking at, just like ...

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Teachers’ pension cuts aren’t likely to shore up system

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates and Maryland Senate this past week both voted to cut pension benefits for state teachers and employees while raising contribution rates and retirement ages, ostensibly to cure a massive $18 billion underfunding of the ...

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