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Miller pitches allowing counties to levy gas tax

County governments in Maryland could raise up to 5 cents per gallon on gas sales for local transportation projects, under the latest proposal made Thursday by the state Senate president on how to raise badly needed money for transportation.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:33pm EST

Tags: Thomas V. Mike Miller, transportation funding, gas tax, Maryland General Assembly

Md. delegate looks for stronger law on cellphones while driving

Drivers in Maryland may have a tougher time using handheld phones.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:02am EST

Tags: James E. Malone Jr, Maryland General Assembly, cellphone, Neal Augenstein, The Gazette

Md.'s O'Malley tries again on offshore wind energy

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday rolled out a measure he hopes will put the state on the path to becoming a leader in offshore wind energy development in the mid-Atlantic region.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:04pm EST

Tags: offshore wind, Maryland General Assembly

Compromise bill crafted to address pit bull ruling

All Maryland dog owners would bear greater responsibility for dog bites _ and landlords would have less _ under a compromise measure introduced this week in the House to address a controversial ruling that pit bulls are an "inherently dangerous" breed.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 06:44pm EST

Tags: pit bulls, Maryland General Assembly

Maryland proposal cracks down on uncollected tolls

Millions of dollars in unpaid tolls have gone uncollected in Maryland, but a new proposal being considered by the General Assembly aims to make it harder to dodge fees and easier to collect the cash.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:09am EST

Tags: ICC, tolls, Ari Ashe, Maryland General Assembly

Session starts amid talk of death penalty repeal

Banning assault weapons, repealing capital punishment and laying the groundwork to develop offshore wind received strong endorsements by Maryland's top state leaders, who were confident they would pass this year as lawmakers convened Wednesday for the first day of the legislative session.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 04:49pm EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, Thomas V. Mike Miller, Michael Busch

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Fracking, septics, wind facing Maryland lawmakers

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland, offshore wind power, and new growth and septic system requirements are among the environmental issues facing state lawmakers again as the Maryland General Assembly gathers Wednesday.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 04:48pm EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly

Maryland death penalty up for debate again

Death penalty opponents may get the chance to debate the issue in Maryland when lawmakers get back to work in Annapolis next week.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 04:11am EST

Tags: death penalty, Martin OMalley, Maryland General Assembly, Mike Miller, Kate Ryan

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