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Topic - Jamie Raskin
A group of Maryland lawmakers has announced a series of gun control proposals, including one that would ban the possession or sale of assault weapons.
Energy industry specialists are warning that Maryland may miss out on the national economic boom generated by the natural-gas drilling process known as fracking if the state approves a new bill to impose a moratorium while its environmental effects are studied.
The General Assembly will consider a pair of bills Thursday that would ban minors from using tanning beds, much to the agreement of health advocates and the dismay of some business owners.
He added that any health benefits should outweigh potential costs.
"The General Assembly recognizes that this is serious business," he said. "If there are known cancer risks out there, we should not allow children to accept those risks."