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Maryland General Assembly

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  • State board wants to amend math graduation requirements

    State board wants to amend math graduation requirements
    The Maryland State Board of Education took steps Tuesday to amend the new requirement that students take four years of math during high school. In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law requiring students to take a math class for each year they...
  • Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state

    Maryland and 'House of Cards' reach deal to keep series in state
    "House of Cards" and the state of Maryland reached a deal late Friday that will keep the Netflix series in state to film Season 3. "Spoiler alert: we're going to keep the 3,700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment...
  • TU to Rodgers Forge: We understand unease on softball project [Letter]

    Last spring, Towson University was appropriated capital funding by the Maryland General Assembly to bring our softball facility in compliance with Federal Title IX law, which requires that our women's field be comparable to the existing baseball stadium....
  • Aberdeen proposes $14 million budget for FY15, 16 percent spending cut

    Aberdeen's city administration is proposing a $14.1 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, which reflects a 16 percent decrease in spending from fiscal year 2014. Even so, the proposed budget includes a cost of living increase for city...
  • Arundel students get a taste of government

    Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
  • Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.

    Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
    It's lunch time, and William Brown has stepped away from his desk for a nicotine fix in the lobby of the building where he works. The city employee isn't allowed to smoke here, but he can vape. He flips the switch on his sleek black electronic...
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges

    New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges
    Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration...
  • UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection

    UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection
    Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday. Local labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
  • A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]

    A plan for building Maryland's economy [Commentary]
    Earlier this General Assembly session, we joined together to announce a transformational economic development commission, a part of a joint economic development agenda that builds on the strategic investments Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature...
  • A universal hazard [Editorial]

    A universal hazard  [Editorial]
    Motorists on Maryland roads approaching a police or emergency vehicle stopped on the shoulder with lights flashing are required by law to move over to the next lane or slow down to avoid the possibility of hitting anyone standing nearby. It's a sensible...