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'Rain Tax' Bill Survives In Maryland, And Hogan Doesn't Care That It's Not His Own

If the General Assembly does change what is officially known as the stormwater management fee, it probably won't be through a bill from the governor's own party.

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Supporters And Opponents Of Maryland 'Death With Dignity' Bill Share Emotional Testimony

If there is one bill in this session of Maryland's General Assembly that has seized the public's attention, it's the "Death With Dignity" bill that would allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives.
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Will The Shuffle In Maryland Politics Leave Democrats Vulnerable?

Some wonder whether a divisive primary could leave their party open to another Republican upset for a statewide seat.

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Race For Mikulski's Seat Could Be A Showdown Between Suburban Members Of Congress

The race to replace retiring Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is only a week old, but campaigning is underway more than a year before voters head to the polls.
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Maryland Bill Would Help Secure Fertility Coverage For Lesbian Couples

A bill active in Maryland's General Assembly would ensure that lesbian couples would be treated equally by health insurance companies when they apply for fertility coverage.

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Potential Shakeups Continue For Maryland's Senate Race

Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards is expected to join the contest for Barbara Mikulski's Senate seat, and Republican Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger says he's having conversations with aides about the race.

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Jewish Community Primary Target Of Hate Crimes In Montgomery County

Roughly half the hate crimes reported to police in Montgomery County last year appear to have been anti-Jewish, according to a new report from police.
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The Week In WAMU 88.5: Claim Your Cannabis, Sledding Disobedience

This week in WAMU 88.5, a D.C. man got his pot back from the cops, kids defied the police and sled down Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her retirement, and the city's only streetcar line got some bad news.
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Maryland Senate Moves To Create Commission To Study Maternal Health

Montgomery County Democrat Brian Feldman is the sponsor of the bill that will create a commission which will study maternal mental health, a topic he says the state is far behind on.
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In Maryland, Bipartisan Agreement That Mandatory Testing Needs A Moratorium

Bipartisanship was the buzzword at the start of the Maryland General Assembly session this year. But there's one topic where there is actual agreement between Democrats and Republicans: Mandatory testing of students in public schools.