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Md. Senate gives preliminary approval to same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS — Even as the state Senate resumes debating same-sex marriage after its preliminary approval of a bill on Wednesday, the measure’s opponents are gearing up for a vote in a wider forum. Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. said enactment ...

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Legislature seeks to stop casino infighting

ANNAPOLIS – The state Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would require casino owners to play nice with each other as Maryland’s gaming industry struggles to get off the ground in the crowded mid-Atlantic gaming landscape. The ...

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Compromise would increase West Coast flights to DC

WASHINGTON — A broad aviation bill that would advance modernization of the nation’s air traffic control system moved a step closer to passage Thursday when the Senate approved a compromise to increase flights between the West Coast and Reagan National ...

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Bernanke downplays risk of inflation to U.S. economy

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday over whether the Fed’s policies are raising the risk of higher inflation in the months ahead. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he is concerned ...

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Senate leader: Tuition vote will be tough battle

COLLEGE PARK — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday he is expecting a tough battle this year on legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition to public colleges and universities under specific circumstances in Maryland. Miller, ...

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Maryland lawmakers to outline same-sex couple bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Senate and House majority leaders are holding a news conference to talk about their proposed Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act to recognize same-sex couples. Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, D-Montgomery, and House Majority Leader Kumar ...

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