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In Maryland General Assembly, Budget Fights Continue To The End

A school funding formula was the main item in dispute as Democrats maneuvered on the state budget before the legislature adjourned Monday night.

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Maryland Democrats, Hogan Dig In Heels On Final Day For Budget

Maryland's Republican governor and the state's Democratic leadership are at odds over money being taken out of the state's pension fund with just hours left until the midnight deadline.

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Sentencing-By-Jury Legislation Is Put On Hold In Maryland

Juries in Maryland still have a say in handing out one sentence: life without parole. Should that power belong only to the judge? Or does it make sense to maintain the status quo? The state Senate has decided that it isn't ready to take a stance on the issue.

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Pressure Intensifies On Achievement Gap For Latino Students In Montgomery County

Advocates for Latino students say the Maryland school system must do more to fix a "cycle of social exclusion," and whoever replaces Joshua Starr as superintendent must make the issue a priority.

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Budget Prerogatives On Each Side Leave Maryland Senate President In The Middle

State Senate President Mike Miller is caught between Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Mike Busch.

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'Second Chance' Bill For Job Seekers With Criminal Records Advances In Maryland

The Second Chance Act received initial approval from the House of Delegates on Friday afternoon, the Senate has already approved it, and Gov. Larry Hogan is a supporter.

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As Session Ends, Maryland Legislators Seek To Finalize Body Camera Bills

With only four days left in this year's legislative session, Maryland legislators are looking to pass two bills that would expand the use of body-worn cameras by police forces in the state.
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Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting That Ended With Dramatic Car Chase

An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire.
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Animal Abusers In Maryland May Soon Have To Pay For Care Of Animals

Maryland is one of the few states in the U.S. that does not make convicted animal abusers pay for the costs of caring for those animals, but that may soon change.
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Proposal For Military Charter School Moves Forward In Ward 8

A new charter middle school may be coming to the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling military installation.

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