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  • Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments

    Bill seeks to let foster children keep survivor, disability payments
    After Ryan Weinberger's parents died while he was in foster care, Maryland collected his Social Security survivor's benefits of more than $30,000 to help cover his state-funded living expenses.
  • Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...

    Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry

    Legislators consider how to launch a marijuana industry
    As state lawmakers try to get Maryland's medical marijuana program off the ground, the focus has turned to the practical matter of establishing an industry to provide the drug — and the details are proving daunting. While there is broad...

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...