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Maryland Legislator Wants State To Have An Official Tartan

Maryland has an official state drink, state exercise, state dance, and state dessert. But unlike 30 other states, it doesn't have a state tartan. That could soon change.
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Push To Allow Maryland Students To Have Reusable Bottles In School Runs Dry

Supporters of the Thirsty Kids Act argue that allowing Maryland students to have reusable water bottles in public schools will keep them better hydrated, while opponents say they will simply prove to be a distraction.
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Maryland Senate Moves On Bill Expanding Voting Rights For Felons

A bill from Baltimore Democrat Joan Carter Conway would allow felons who are out of prison, but still on parole or probation, the ability to register to vote.
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Organ Donor Signups Would Be Expanded Under Maryland Lawmaker's Bill

When you get your will or your marriage license — those would be some of the potential ways to sign up for organ donation under the legislation in the General Assembly.

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Proposal Would Put Sexual Misconduct On Maryland Students' Official Transcripts

If students are suspended or expelled, or if they drop out because of a conviction of a sexual offense, it would be included on their official transcript under a bill being pushed by Montgomery County Del. Maricé Morales.
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Looking Back On The '90s Musical Weirdos In One Corner of Baltimore County

Two decades ago the Towson-Glen Arm crew rallied around a love of art, activism and the avant-garde, bridging the silly and the sincere.

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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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