Gov. Martin O’Malley gave his signature to unsung legislation that outlaws a surgical practice removing pet vocal chords, one that the bill’s advocates said is inhumane and often frustrating for the animal.Read More
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The House of Delegates approved its version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $38.7 billion budget Thursday by a vote of 100-38, but not before Republicans got in some licks about high taxes, Common Core and the lack of a vote on their own pay raises.Read More
The General Assembly dealt with issues involving dogs again on Friday, seeking to overturn a Court of Appeals opinion that held pit bulls “inherently dangerous.” The whole Senate approved Senate Bill 2. Duane Keenan provided this audio report that includes Senate action, and testimony from three delegates on their bills.Read More
The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee by coercing lawmakers with the state’s disparity grant program.Read More
Two different bills that expand the ignition interlock program to keep drunk drivers off the road passed both the Senate and the House of Delegates on Thursday morning, setting the stage for an end-of-session showdown.Read More
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