ANNAPOLIS — House Judiciary Committee Chair Joseph F. Vallario Jr. has delayed until Thursday at the earliest a vote on legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland after two critical supporters of the measure said they would not vote before ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland House Republicans outlined plans Tuesday to reduce state spending by $621 million more than Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The GOP’s plan would make significant cuts to education. For example, the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The patent system hasn’t changed much since 1952 when Sony was coming out with its first pocket-size transistor radio, and bar codes and Mr. Potato Head were among the inventions patented. Now, after years of trying, Congress may ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Citing California as both precedent and a rallying cry, several Maryland legislators are gearing up to try at the ballot box what they may fail to do in the General Assembly this year: defeat a measure to allow ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to toughen taxes for multistate corporations could grow more palatable to lawmakers as they approach votes on a package of spending cuts and accounting maneuvers designed to span a $1.6 billion budget deficit. Supporters of combined ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A state senator who was absent for a vote on whether to allow full marriage rights to same-sex couples will not be allowed to record her vote against it. Sen. Joanne Benson, D-Prince George’s, asked for her vote ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline. “A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate on Thursday night passed legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The vote was 25 to 21, with Sen. Joanne C. Benson, D-Prince George’s, not voting. Attention now shifts to the House ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – The state Senate resumed debate Thursday morning on legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Maryland, then recessed for the afternoon with plans to reconvene at 5:30. A vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act could ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to write legislation next week ending the Obama administration’s flagship effort for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and abolishing three other housing assistance programs. At its meeting next Thursday, the highest-profile target of the ...
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