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Proposal To Tax Online Hotel Bookings Hits Resistance From Travel Industry

The proposal by a Democratic state senator would apply Maryland's sales and use tax to hotel bookings made through online travel sites.

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Maryland Chief Judge Gives Rare 'State Of The Judiciary' Speech

While she didn't outline many legislative priorities or proposals, Barbera did ask for continued help from the General Assembly in updating technology used by courts. She says paper is still the predominant way records are kept and services are dispensed.
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Schools To Start Opening Later In Montgomery County

The county's Board of Education approved moving the start time back 20 minutes each day at high schools and middle schools, and 10 minutes at elementary schools.
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How Forensic Analysis May Bring Closure To Guatemalan Families In The D.C. Area

Forensic anthropologists are offering long-sought closure to Guatemalan families — including many in the D.C. area.

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Montgomery County Not Affected By Measles Outbreak — For Now

Having the 17th largest public school system in the country, Maryland's Montgomery County leads to a higher possibility of a case of measles just through sheer numbers. But that hasn't occurred yet.
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Two Bills Out Of Montgomery County Could Test Hogan's Stance On New Taxes

Bills to raise taxes on cigarettes and to include hotel taxes for online travel booking sites have been introduced by a Montgomery County lawmaker, despite Gov. Larry Hogan's insistence that there be no new taxes passed in the state.

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A New Year For Maryland Bill On Paternity Rights Of Rapists?

The makeup of the state House could change the fortunes of a proposal to allow women who decide to continue with a pregnancy that results from rape to petition to block paternity rights of the rapist.

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Gun Control Votes Can Still Happen In GOP-Led Congress, Rep. Hoyer Says

The Maryland Democrat says gun control advocates should keep up the pressure for action on legislation.

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Bill Would Automate Toll Collection On Bay Bridge, Ideally Slashing Wait Times

A Republican lawmaker from Maryland thinks he has the solution to heavy traffic crossing the Bay Bridge.
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Hogan Wants Fracking To Proceed In Western Maryland

As opponents of fracking push for an eight-year moratorium on the practice, Gov. Larry Hogan has signaled that he agrees with a set of rules proposed by his predecessor to let it happen.