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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.
Here's how members of the Maryland House of Delegates voted to phase in a minimum wage increase from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 over three years. The vote was 89-46. A vote of 71 was needed.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted 127-3 on Tuesday to reprimand a lawmaker for trying to change legislation in a way that would have helped him get his suspended real estate license back.
Democratic House of Delegates leaders spent hours at a time Monday huddled in closed-door meetings working to finalize changes to a bill to expand gambling in the state, ending the day with little progress toward legislation that could get enough votes to pass the body.
A Maryland state Senate committee gave bipartisan approval Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill that would start the process to expand gambling in the state as the General Assembly opened its special session.
A new state commission charged with crafting a bill to expand gambling in Maryland will have to overcome a short time frame and skepticism from House lawmakers.
The House of Delegates is poised to decide as early as Friday the future of same-sex marriage in Maryland, with some of the final, crucial votes to support the measure coming from once-undecided lawmakers who now say they want the issue put in the hands of voters.
Two House panels on Tuesday passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill, sending it to the chamber floor with help from Maryland's first Republican delegate to speak in favor of the legislation.
Anne Arundel County could play a pivotal role in the newly aligned 4th Congressional District race, though no candidate from there has officially entered the race.