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By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. It is a bicameral body. The upper chamber, the Maryland State Senate, has 47 representatives and the lower chamber, the Maryland House of Delegates, has 141 representatives. The General Assembly meets each year for 90 days to act on more than 2300 bills including the State's annual budget, which it must pass before adjourning. The 427th Session began on January 13, 2010 and adjourned on April 12. Like the Governor, members of both houses serve four-year terms. Each house elects its own officers, judges the qualifications and election of its own members, establishes rules for the conduct of its business, and may punish or expel its own members. - Source: Wikipedia
Though all 23 Maryland counties started by being run by county commissioners, more and more counties have switched to a charter form of government in search for greater control over local issues.
Maryland General Assembly gives final approval to minimum wage increase.
Four months after the shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday signed into law what legislators have touted as the strictest gun control package of any state in the nation.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will throw his support behind legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland this year, even as recent polling suggests the relative majority of Marylanders still support
The Maryland General Assembly's website is on its way to receiving a comprehensive makeover.
The Maryland General Assembly could consider legislation that would soften the impact of an April court ruling classifying pit bulls as "inherently dangerous" in the latest of several recent cases that have highlighted the checks and balances between the state's legislative and judicial branches.
The Maryland General Assembly passed a $260 million tax increase Wednesday as it adjourned from a three-day special session that ended with Gov. Martin O'Malley saying he will bring lawmakers back for another session this summer.
After discussing and debating the state's finances behind closed doors for the past month, the Maryland General Assembly will convene Monday to start debating a revenue package during a special session.
With the Maryland General Assembly looking toward two possible special sessions this year, some lawmakers are calling for an expanded agenda to address long-term transportation funding.
Md. lawmakers return to Annapolis focused on redistricting; Bartlett raises mere $1K in third quarter; Gray makes most of MLK weekend for states' rights; October was big money month for Va. Senate races; Poll: Va. voters apathetic about state races; McDonnell holds energy conference; Quick arrest in arson that displaced 23 in Prince William apartments.
The Maryland General Assembly will reconvene Monday to approve a new congressional map during its special session, but lawmakers are unlikely to take on other legislation despite earlier hints that economic reforms and tax increases would be considered.