Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

Maryland leads states backing federal health insurance law

While attorneys general in Virginia, Florida and a dozen other states have sued to block federal health care reform, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler is leading the charge to support the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday afternoon, Gansler filed a friend-of-court brief cosigned by attorneys general from 12 other states and territories supporting the constitutionality of the federal law.

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Deal with liquor discounters set for state sign-off

A decade-old lawsuit challenging Maryland’s regulation of alcohol prices appears headed for a final resolution Wednesday, which means larger liquor stores could soon secure lower prices for their products.

The Board of Public Works is set to review a settlement between Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office and the company that owns Beltway Fine Wine and Spirits in Towson. The state has agreed not to continue its challenge of a 2004 decision to throw out laws that prevented liquor retailers from getting volume discounts.

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