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Veterans Get Behind Proposal To Change Veterans Affairs Department

Republican lawmakers and Concerned Veterans for America think Veterans Affairs would function better if it were easier for the department to fire underperforming employees.
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Maryland Lawmakers Crunch On Critical Bills Before Adjournment

In Maryland, it's go time for bills that deal with "House of Cards" tax breaks, minimum wage, and marijuana decriminalization.
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Bill That Delays Wind Farm Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland Senate

The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill stalling a wind farm project off the coast of the state's Eastern Shore.
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Maryland House Committee Stalls On Marijuana Decriminalization

In Maryland, a House committee has voted to study marijuana decriminalization rather than act. But supporters in the Senate say the fight isn't over.
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Jake's Law Languishes In Maryland General Assembly

Maryland's legislative bodies are sitting on a key bill that would stiffen penalties for distracted driving.
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D.C. Regulators Target UberX, Lyft And Sidecar On Insurance, Hours

Insurance regulations are on the way for drivers on smartphone-based car services like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar, which could also restrict the number of hours they can be on the road.

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On Health Care Deadline, Signups Pour In

March 31 marks the end of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, marking the end of an especially stressful period for "health navigators" on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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Maryland May Abandon $125M Health Exchange Website

After a botched rollout of the state's health exchange website, Maryland officials may scrap the site this week for another used successfully in Connecticut.

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Smoking May Soon Be Stubbed Out In Ocean City

First they banned swearing, now inside sources are saying that Ocean City is giving serious weight to a long-considered ban on smoking in the resort town.

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Legal Counsel At Bail Hearings Prompts Disagreement Among Maryland Lawmakers

A court ruling dictates that all defendants are entitled to legal representation at bail hearings, which has created a headache for Maryland lawmakers struggling to deal with the potential costs in excess of $100 million.