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Felons' Voting Rights Would Be Expanded Under Maryland House's Bill

Maryland already allows felons to vote once their entire sentence — prison time, parole and probation — is complete. The new legislation would give them voting rights once their prison time is done.

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Closing A Loophole Or Raising Taxes? Maryland Hotel Tax Bill Moves Forward

A bill that has passed the Maryland Senate and that is making its ways through the House of Delegates would apply the state's sales tax to hotel bookings made through third-party sites like Expedia.

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'Anayah's Law': Bill To Protect Children In Maryland Foster Care To Get Approval

One bill that will likely be signed without controversy would prevent children in Maryland's foster care system from being returned to biological parents if there is risk of abuse.

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'Anayah's Law' Expected To Be Approved By Maryland Gov. Hogan

Gov. Hogan says the bill will prevent children in the foster care system from being returned to biological parents who might abuse them.
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Victims Of Forced Prostitution During WWII Honored In Maryland Resolution

Maryland State Sen. Susan Lee is the sponsor of the resolution that honors the thousands who were pressed into prostitution by the Japanese army in the 1930s and '40s.
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Bill In Maryland Would Help Block Prostitution Charges For Victims Of Human Trafficking

The bill from Montgomery County Sen. Susan Lee would allow those arrested for prostitution to ask a judge to have the charge thrown out if they can prove they were forced into it because they're a victim of human trafficking.
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Should Maryland Impose Statewide Regulations On Ride-Hailing Apps?

Some lawmakers in Maryland believe now is the time for the state to tackle regulations on ride-hailing apps like Uber before jurisdictions like Montgomery County go ahead and take action of their own.

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Menendez Indictment Propels Maryland's Cardin To Leadership Post

Sometimes in politics, one person's loss is another person's gain. In this case, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin stands to inherent an important leadership post within the Democratic caucus.

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Maryland Legislature Zeroes In On Powdered Alcohol

States across the country are racing to ban powdered alcohol, known as "palcohol," and Maryland is no different.
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With Marijuana Decriminalized, Maryland Legislators Tweak Other Pot Laws

Maryland's General Assembly passed a marijuana decriminalization law last year, but that has meant a lot of extra work tweaking related laws this year to ensure that the state's pot laws are consistent.