Tag: Del. Stephanie Smith

Marijuana legalization and progressive tax proposals that failed to gain traction are likely to return next session

The 2021 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly will probably be most remembered for the enactment of landmark police reform legislation but there were many other proposals championed by progressive lawmakers that failed to gain traction, such as marijuana legalization and changes to the way the state taxes its most wealthy residents.

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Steele: The lyrics to Maryland’s state song should be changed

Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele said the lyrics to Maryland’s state song should be changed.

“I’d love to keep the theme. I love the theme music. But the lyrics should be more reflective-not just of these times but more reflective of who we are how we see ourselves as Marylanders. And what does it mean to be a Marylander? And what does it mean to be a part of the United States,” Steele told MarylandReporter.com in a phone interview on Friday.

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