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Topic - Maryland House Of Delegates
As the Maryland House of Delegates takes its final vote on a gun control bill and sends the measure to the state Senate for approval, I am reminded of the last words written on this topic by my late husband, Ron Smith, a radio talk show host, Emmy Award winner and Baltimore Sun columnist.
After years of debate, the Maryland House of Delegates voted 108-28 on Monday for a measure that would put the state on a path toward developing a medical marijuana program in the next few years.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday to repeal the state's death penalty, sending the proposal to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who plans to sign it into law and make Maryland the 18th state to abolish capital punishment.
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.
Former Delegate Tiffany Alston automatically lost her seat in the Maryland House of Delegates when she was convicted of misconduct in office in October, and a Prince George's County committee can withdraw the name of a former drug dealer it nominated to replace her, a judge ruled Wednesday.
A lawyer urged a Prince George's County judge on Tuesday to order Gov. Martin O'Malley to appoint a businessman to a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, but an attorney for the governor said it was up to Mr. O'Malley to make the final call on the appointment — not the county's Democratic central committee.
Gray campaign investigation intensifies; Md. assembly giving final stamp to redistricting map; Garagiola reportedly files for Bartlett seat; Gray signs 'sanctuary city' legislation; Fatal shooting on Metrobus; Police offer motive in fatal stabbing of Gaithersburg girl; Contributions down in 2011 Virginia races; Ehrlich chairs Romney campaign in Maryland.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a new congressional map expected to give Democrats a better shot at winning one of state Republicans' two congressional seats, clearing a final hurdle for Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's stamp of approval.
Maryland House of Delegates leaders are opening the gay marriage debate with a warning: any changes could kill the measure this year.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES OCEAN CITY — House Speaker Michael E. Busch yesterday warned local officials from across Maryland to prepare for less financial support and not to criticize state lawmakers as they struggle with a $1.5 billion budget deficit.