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Alcohol A Big Issue In Maryland Legislature This Year

Maryland legislators spent a lot of time dealing with alcohol sales and regulation this year.
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On Wage Gap, Sen. Mikulski Doesn't Mince Words

The U.S. senator from Maryland says Congress must do more on the wage gap between men and women.
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O'Malley Says He Will Look To Overhaul Bail System In Maryland

A recent court ruling requires that Maryland offer legal counsel for people at bail hearings, a potentially costly proposition that Maryland lawmakers failed to address during the recent legislative session.

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Will 'House Of Cards' Leave Maryland? At Least One Lawmaker Isn't Worried

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller says he isn't losing sleep over whether the Netflix series could leave Maryland.
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ACLU Applauds Virginia Bill Restricting Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

Live tracking a cell phone using GPS in Virginia now requires a warrant, after a partnership between the ACLU and a Republican delegate helped push through legislation.

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Judge Denies Brief On McDonnell Charges From Va. Attorneys General

Five former Virginia attorneys general asked a judge to consider an argument that the corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dropped.

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Maryland Gov. O'Malley Says He'll Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Maryland's senate has approved a marijuana decriminalization bill, which Gov. O'Malley now says he will sign.
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Key Mental-Health Legislation Signed Into Virginia Law

Introduced by state Senator Creigh Deeds, the new law fills a critical gap in the mental-health system.
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Get Ready For More Expensive Campaigns, Says Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says the new Supreme Court ruling striking down aggregate limits on campaign donations is bad for democracy.

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George Huguely Denied Rehearing On Murder Appeal

The former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2012 has been denied a rehearing.