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Lawmakers did not get far Monday in their opening deliberations on resolving differences in budget proposals passed by state Senate and House of Delegates.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday suggested that adding a penny to the general state sales tax could be a viable solution to raise much-needed revenue for transportation infrastructure projects. O'Malley told reporters he hasn't considered a special legislative session to address transportation.
Proposed smoking restrictions aren't catching fire in Annapolis as the Maryland General Assembly reaches the final weeks of a 90-day session.
An attempt to allow Prince George's County lawmakers to impose a 5-cent fee on disposable shopping bags has died in the General Assembly.
Gruen Von Behrens, a 25-year-old who believes chewing tobacco caused him to develop oral cancer, is asking Maryland lawmakers to raise taxes on smokeless tobacco and small cigars.
A measure to expand electronic harassment laws has cleared both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly.
Alternative medicine lobbyists are calling for Maryland legislators to force insurance companies to cover acupuncture.
A bill passed by the House of Delegates could allow currently dry Damascus to start selling alcohol, but the bill isn't met without opposition.