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Combating Human Trafficking: A Team Approach
New state-wide outreach programs have helped more than 15 child victims of human trafficking in the past five months alone, according to the governor's office.
Mon May 20, 2013
Gun control advocates start new campaign
"Licensing hand gun purchasers is a smart way for states to save lives from gun violence and under the leadership of Governor O'Malley and the general assembly we have it now in Maryland." He worked on Issue 3 back in the late 80's to ban so called Saturday Night Specials, and his group was very active with the latest gun control efforts.
Sun May 19, 2013
Eight Western Maryland Student Historians Receive Special Awards at...
Eight Western Maryland Student Historians Receive Special Awards at the 2013 Maryland History Competition 5/12/2013 Eight Western Maryland Student Historians Receive Special Awards at the 2013 Maryland History Competition About 550 talented middle and high students, along with their proud parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the ... (more)
Corridor Cities Transitway, Traffic Relief in the Distance for Commuters
By Nicole Macon, Capital News Service When Margie Weaver accepted a job in North Bethesda, she didn't think much about driving 42 miles from her home in Unionville to her workplace-until a trip she thought would take her about 45 minutes took up to two and a half hours in traffic on Interstate 270.
Sat May 18, 2013
2014 is about race and place
It's the year of the cicadas. Soon these dormant pests will emerge from their holes in the ground to start making their annoying mating sounds.
Fri May 17, 2013
Gun Control, Gas Tax Hike Laws Signed Thursday
Two of the most controversial bills Maryland state lawmakers grappled with this session became law Thursday.
State Jobless Rate Inches Down
That figure compares with the latest national rate of 7.5 percent and is a tenth lower than the March number for Maryland.
Lawmakers defend Md. prison guard bill of rights
Two sponsors of the Maryland Correctional Officers' Bill of Rights are defending the 2010 law against FBI criticism that it was ineffective in deterring alleged corruption at a state-run Baltimore jail.
Report: Md. Tax Court Misses Deadline In Appeals
A report by legislative auditors says the Maryland Tax Court failed more than 40 percent of the time to resolve homeowners' appeals of property-tax assessments within 90 days of filing, as state law requires.
Thu May 16, 2013
MILLER: Maryland Gov. O'Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him
Maryland State Senate President Thomas "Mike" Miller Jr. , left, and Speaker of the House Michael Busch , right, flank Maryland Gov.
O'Malley signs Maryland gun-control measure into law
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday signed a bill recently passed by the General Assembly that gives Maryland some of the country's strictest gun-control laws.
Wed May 15, 2013
Eastern Shore Lawmakers Look Into Post-Labor Day Start Date
"We know that it does have a dramatic effect on us," says Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley to sign gun bill as shooting deaths decline
Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to sign into law some of the toughest gun restrictions in the nation on Thursday at a time when gun deaths in Maryland are at their lowest point since the FBI started collecting data in 1995.
'House of Cards' films second season in Maryland
It started out as an experiment on Netflix and has turned out to be a huge success, and the best part is that it has Maryland ties.
Tue May 14, 2013
Md. Wants To Crack Down On Minor Indoor Tanning
It's a popular way to get a summer glow, but the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene wants to change how minors use indoor tanning beds.
Study: About 6% of state employees make six figures
Maryland Reporter's third annual report on state salaries found that 5,663 state employees pulled in $100,000 or greater in 2012 - about 6 percent of total state employees.
New Stormwater Fees in Maryland
During the 2012 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB 987, a bill which mandated that the ten separate EPA-licensed storm sewer system jurisdictions in Maryland create dedicated local Watershed Protection and Restoration Funds, funded by stormwater remediation fees to generate the revenue necessary to comply with each ... (more)
2013 Maryland IDOT Legislation Expands Exemption Amount Applied For Recordation Tax
As a result of recent Maryland legislation, commercial property owners currently considering the financing or refinancing of their real estate may achieve significant recordation tax savings when using so-called "indemnity deeds of trust" . IDOTs are deeds of trust which encumber the property of a Borrower's guarantor, as distinguished from the ... (more)
Tanning bed laws for minors could change
Maryland health officials are proposing changes to how minors can access tanning beds as many teens begin looking for that golden glow for summer, even though the risks of tanning bed use have been well-documented. Maryland has guidelines in place when it comes to tanning and minors under the age of 18.
Md. pitches tighter rules for minor indoor tanning
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing a six-month expiration of parental consent for minor indoor tanning.