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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Richard S. Madaleno Jr.
The Maryland Senate killed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed gas-utility companies to hit consumers with as much as a $2 monthly surcharge to pay for pipeline and infrastructure improvements.
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, making Maryland the eighth state along with the District of Columbia to approve such legislation.
The Maryland Senate voted Tuesday night to approve the state's proposed $34.2 billion budget, sending it to a joint Senate-House conference committee for review.
"Here in Maryland, we value our gay and lesbian citizens as part of a diverse population that makes the state strong," Mr. Madaleno wrote the company's CEO in February 2010, shortly after Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced the state would recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
"I think these numbers show that the decision we made in the Senate was defensible," said Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., Montgomery Democrat, alluding to the Senate's passage of a gambling bill during the regular session that died in the House.