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Md. gay marriage could go to referendum

Maryland's same-sex marriage bill is headed for vigorous and extended debate in the House of Delegates, but for many, it won't be new territory and it won't end there.

Tags: Gay marriage , same sex , Maryland House of Delegates ,

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:27am EST

Bill guarantees girls in juvenile justice same services as boys

"There are more community services for boys, and that's where I think the focus needs to be for young women," says Delegate Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery.

Tags: Thomas J.S. Waxter Children's Center , Laurel , Ana Sol Gutierrez , juvenile crime

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 09:02am EST

Shift coming to critical Md. House committee

Witnesses headed to testify before lawmakers on sensitive topics like domestic abuse, cyber-bullying and drunk driving have complained that members of Maryland's House Judiciary Committee could be rude, sarcastic and even insulting.

Tags: Michael Busch , Maryland General Assembly , Maryland House Judiciary Committee , Joseph Vallario Jr , Sue Kullen

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 05:14pm EST

Debate continues over closing of girls' detention facilty

Girls currently in Maryland who require high-security facilities could be sent out of state.

Tags: Baltimore , Waxter Center , Maryland General Assembly , Anne Arundel County , juvenile crime , Department of Juvenile Services , ACLU

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 08:47pm EDT

Nickel bag tax would go toward cleaning bay

The Maryland General Assembly has been reluctant to raise taxes in an election year, but 39 legislators across both chambers are co-sponsoring an act that would place a 5-cent tax on disposable carryout bags.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , bag tax , Chesapeake Bay Restoration Consumer Retail Choice , Cheryl Glenn , Susan Aumann , Pick-up America , trash , grocery , Maryland General Assembly

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 02:00am EST