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A mixture of political circumstances in Maryland is prompting about a half-dozen state legislators to make congressional bids this year.
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On Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Busch will become the longest-serving speaker in Maryland history.
A Maryland state Senator that was acquitted by a jury in the fall will face the ethics panel as one of the first tasks the Maryland General Assembly will undertake when it returns for their annual 90-day legislative session.
In what promises to be a challenging session, Maryland lawmakers will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of divisive legislation that stalled last year, including same-sex marriage, expanded gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic systems.
Spending $28,000 on a lobbyist in 2012 might help save Frederick much more money than that and keep the city better advised about what goes on in the General Assembly, some city officials say.
As a three-judge panel heard arguments about whether Maryland's redistricting map dilutes the African-American vote, one of those judges said Tuesday he doesn't believe a case has been made to require a third black-majority congressional district.
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order Monday outlining how to implement the state's first long-range strategy to control growth as the population continues to swell, but opponents say the plan that includes sweeping land use implications should have gone through the General Assembly.
A new law in Maryland will protect consumers in a vunerable place - moving day.