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Baltimore Senator Nathaniel Oaks Indicted On Nine Federal Fraud Charges

State Senator Nathaniel Thomas Oaks (D), 70, was indicted on bribery and nine federal fraud counts on Wednesday. The indictment stems from a criminal complaint that was filed against Oaks a little less than two months ago. Oaks allegedly accepted … Continue reading

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Under Proposed Bill Maryland Beekeepers Will Be Permitted To Kill Black Bears Threatening Beehives

Black bears have become a major problem for Maryland’s beekeepers, but this may soon become a thing of the past. Under a bill proposed by Western Maryland Lawmakers, beekeepers would be allowed to shoot black bears that are trying to … Continue reading

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Legislation Would Prohibit Maryland Poultry Companies From Giving Chickens Antibiotics As Standard Practice

Antibiotics have been utilized for decades in livestock to treat bacterial infections and as part of standard practices. Advocates have been pushing for the ban of antibiotics in chickens, cattle and pigs for years. In 2014 Perdue, a Maryland-based poultry … Continue reading

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Maryland House Passes Drug Price-Gouging Bill

On March 26, the House of Delegates approved legislation that would allow Maryland’s attorney general to sue pharmaceutical companies for spiking drug prices higher than is considered reasonable.  

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Proposed House Bill Would Give Baltimore Section 8 Housing Participants More Housing Options

On Monday, the House of Delegates approved legislation on an 88-53 vote that would prohibit landlords from refusing to lease a home to applicants, with a Housing Choice Voucher. The Section 8 program is designed to provide very low-income families … Continue reading

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Proposed House Bill Would Put A Yearlong Freeze On Selling Homes To Settle Unpaid Water Bills

Maryland’s low-income are struggling to pay their water bills, with rate increases being the driving factor. On Saturday, the House of Delegates approved a legislation that would give Marylanders, who owe unpaid water bills a year’s reprieve from threat of … Continue reading

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Under Proposed House Bill Maryland Students Would Face Less Suspensions And Expulsions

Thursday, the House of Delegates approved bill that would put limitations on expulsions and suspensions of the youngest public school students. Under the proposed legislation, educators and disciplinarians would not be allowed to suspend or expel prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and … Continue reading

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Maryland Employers May Soon Be Required To Provide Sick Leave To Workers

A measure to enforce Maryland employers to provide sick leave to workers won approval in a key Senate committee and the full House of Delegates (88-51) Friday. The full Senate will consider a slightly different version of the bill this … Continue reading

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