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  • How Md. senators voted on increasing minimum wage

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Here's how members of the Maryland Senate voted Saturday on increasing the minimum wage. The vote was 34-13 to approve the increase. A majority of 24 was needed. Voting "yes" were 34 Democrats. Voting "no" were 12 Republicans and one Democrat. Democrats for: Astle,...

  • Maryland House OKs marijuana decriminalization bill

    The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

  • Man, 20, injured in Md. dump truck crash

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police in Anne Arundel County say a 20-year-old man who was driving a dump truck is seriously injured after crashing in Tracy's Landing. Police say it happened just before 8 a.m. Saturday at E. Bay Front Road between Nutwell Sudley Road and Route 2. Police say a witness...

  • Md. Senate delays Somerset wind farm construction

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate voted Saturday to put a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland, a move that critics say will jeopardize a wind farm in Somerset County on the...

  • Maryland Senate approves minimum wage increase

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate voted Saturday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January, the first in a series of incremental hikes that will lead to a $10.10 wage in July 2018. The Senate voted 34-13, with all of the support coming from Democratic...

  • Maryland General Assembly passes $38.7B budget

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to the state's $38.7 billion budget. The Senate and House voted Saturday to agree to some fine-tuning that was done by a panel of House and Senate lawmakers. They worked out some differences in the budget between the...

  • Md. holding memorial services for crime victims

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Officials in Maryland are holding their 25th annual memorial services for crime victims and their families. Officials say there will be four memorial services held Sunday in Calvert County, Worcester County, Baltimore City and Montgomery County. Officials say the...

  • New dog park opens in Baltimore County

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Dogs in Baltimore County have a new place to play. Officials on Saturday opened a new dog park at Honeygo Run Regional Park. The new space, called the Perry Paw Dog Park, cost about $200,000. It includes a key card entry system for members, areas for small and large dogs...

  • Officials ID woman killed in Hagerstown crash

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff's Office is identifying a 28-year-old pedestrian killed in a collision with an unmarked patrol vehicle in Hagerstown. The sheriff's office identified the woman Saturday as Lindsay Cyndle Eldessoky of Hagerstown. The sheriff's office says...

  • Death of man found in Frederick ruled accidental

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Officials say the death of a Westminster man whose body was found in the snow in Frederick in January has been ruled an accident. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says that's the result of an autopsy conducted on 45-year-old Jeffrey W. Mathis. Mathis was found lying...

  • Heroin use on the rise in Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is among several states around the country that have seen an increase in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to a cheaper alternative. Here's a look at what's happening in the state: THE PROBLEM: Health...

  • Committee budgets $10 million for bail attorneys

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The committee fine-tuning Maryland's budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year. Lawmakers are still working on plans to reform Maryland's bail system, but with only two days left before the legislative...

  • Woman accused of posing as physician's assistant

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office says a woman has been indicted of charges of posing as a licensed physician's assistant, treating Medicaid patients and writing prescriptions. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Shawna Michelle Gunter of Severna Park was indicted March 18 on charges...

  • Md. OKs restrictions on shackling pregnant inmates

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Restrictions on the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women during labor and delivery have been passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The Senate passed the bill on a 47-0 Senate vote, sending it to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure includes restrictions on shackling...

  • Maryland minimum wage hike hearing set in Annapolis

    A provision to raise pay for workers who help developmentally disabled people is still holding up the minimum wage bill. More than 200 developmentally disabled residents and their caregivers converged on Annapolis Wednesday to help push the provision through.



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