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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland lawmakers will be making proposed changes to Gov. O'Malley's budget plan. House subcommittees are scheduled to make some initial decisions on the budget today. They could go before the House Appropriations Committee by the end of the week.

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police will conduct saturation patrols for drunken or impaired drivers in every county for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The superintendent says St. Patrick's Day celebrations increase the number of drunken drivers on the road.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A study of Maryland state parks found they contribute more than $650 million a year to the state's economy. The study says state park visitors spent more than $567 million during trips to state parks, supporting more than 10,000 full-time jobs and generating more than $39 million in taxes.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Death penalty opponents in Maryland say they have the largest number of lawmakers supporting repeal than ever before. But the state Senate president says there still aren't enough votes to pass the bill.

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