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Maryland State Senate
Latest Maryland State Senate Items
The Maryland Senate this week will consider a House-approved proposal to raise the state's tax on gasoline, even as states such as Virginia have recently questioned the long-term value of tying transportation funding to fuel consumption.
The Maryland Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, taking an action that mirrors those in a growing number of states relaxing their laws against the drug.
Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to approve Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control legislation, clearing the bill's biggest hurdle and sending it to the House where its passage would make Maryland's gun laws among the strictest in the nation.
The Maryland Senate has passed a comprehensive gun-control measure.
The Maryland Senate has passed a gun control bill that would ban certain assault weapons and require residents to obtain a permit before buying a handgun.
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to keep one of the strongest components of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill — a licensing provision for handguns that would require gun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.
As a husband and the father of a 19-month-old daughter, I strongly oppose the Maryland Senate's Firearm Safety Act of 2013. It represents no viable solutions to violent crime, and like other anti-gun proposals, has been proven as a resounding failure across the country. Criminals simply do not obey gun bans, register their firearms or comply with any gun control schemes. As a result, only law-abiding citizens will be left defenseless.
Maryland's revenue projections are better than they've been in years. The state is on the verge of wiping out what was once a $2 billion budget deficit through cuts and tax increases, and it's on track to reap financial benefits in future years from full-fledged casino gambling.