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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.
Drivers in Maryland may have a tougher time using handheld phones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Death penalty opponents may get the chance to debate the issue in Maryland when lawmakers get back to work in Annapolis next week.
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