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Hogan's Popularity Continues To Climb In Maryland As He Shirks Presidential Politics

A new poll shows Marylanders continue to approve of the job their governor is doing, despite opposition he's running into with Democrats over taxes and spending.

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New Metro Boss Promises Focus On 'Nuts And Bolts' To Win Back Commuters

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld outlined a broad agenda in his first major remarks since taking the job in November, promising to improve rail service for customers and create transparency across the troubled transit authority.

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The Future of the Purple Line

Last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan selected a team to design and build the long-planned light rail connection between Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. We take a look at the timeline and impact of the Purple Line.

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No Doctor Signoff Required To Change Birth Certificate Under Maryland Transgender Bill

The legislation would allow people who were born in Maryland to make the change on their birth certificates without involving a doctor.

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Sponsor Of Maryland 'Death With Dignity' Bill Runs Out Of Options

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives has stalled in the Maryland General Assembly for a second straight year, and lawmakers might not consider the issue again anytime soon.

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Your Conversation Is Being Recorded On Maryland Buses — At Least For Now

Some public buses in Maryland are recording audio during the ride, but the General Assembly is considering legislation that would limit when the recording devices can be turned on.

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For Maryland's Redistricting, Expect Conflict (And Maybe A New Idea Or Two)

Efforts to change how Maryland draws its congressional districts will probably intensify as the 2020 census gets closer, especially from Republicans in the General Assembly. But there are other ideas afoot — including some that would take a regional perspective.

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After Long Delay, Purple Line Gets Green Light From Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that the state has approved a team of private companies to build and operate the proposed Purple Line for $3.3 billion.

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On Marijuana Legalization, Maryland Lawmaker Pushes For Colorado-Style Vote

Legalizing marijuana in Maryland faces long odds, but one Montgomery County lawmaker says there is a path for it: Put it to the voters.

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Foxx Puts It In Writing: Create Metro Safety Agency Or Lose Transit Funding

The federal secretary of Transportation is intensifying his pressure on D.C., Maryland and Virginia to create a new Metro safety oversight body in 2016.

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