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Maryland Budget Cuts Would Hit Black Residents Harder, Lawmakers Say

Members of The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland want to sit down with Gov. Larry Hogan because they see looming budget cuts as disproportionately affecting black constituents.

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Animal Abusers Would Shoulder Costs Of Care Under Maryland Bill

A Democratic delegate from Montgomery County wants to shift the costs of caring for abused or neglected animals from the state to the abusers themselves.

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With Bill, Md. Senator Hopes To Combat Corporate Sway Over Elections

The Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling turned five years old last week. One Maryland lawmaker says that ruling redefined what "citizen" means, and wants to fight fire with fire.
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MoCo Schools Superintendent Could Be Let Go This Year

The county board of education is unlikely to renew Starr's contract, which is up in June, according to the Washington Post.
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Maryland's E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Could Expand Under Senator's Bill

The state banned e-cigarette sales to minors three years ago, but the law left some unfinished business, one Democrat says.

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Drilling Off Virginia Coast Could Harm Neighboring States, Cardin Says

The Obama administration has decided to open up the Atlantic states to offshore drilling, a move that is not playing well among East Coast democrats like U.S. Sen. Cardin (D-MD).
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Citizens United Decision Turns 5, And Some Md. Lawmakers Hope It Doesn't See Another Year

On the fifth anniversary of the landmark "Citizens United" Supreme Court ruling, some Maryland lawmakers are pushing the state to become the fourth in the U.S. to call for a constitutional convention in hopes of reversing the decision.
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Montgomery County Officials Explain Silence On 'Free Range Parenting' Story

The story of a Silver Spring family caused a stir earlier this month when it was reported that the parents were being investigated by Child Protective Services for letting their children walk to the park.  One county official explains their lack of response.

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Sinkhole In Bladensburg Swallows Car, Threatens Homes

A watermain break in Bladensburg, Maryland, has created a dangerous situation Tuesday morning, creating a sinkhole that has already swallowed a car.

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With Hogan Yet To Offer Tax Cuts, Maryland Democrat Moves To Kill Rain Tax

Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has said he will cut taxes, but the proposal to get rid of the so-called rain tax is coming from a Democrat.

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