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Greenlaurel: Tackling Trump’s Environmental Mess, Maryland Legislators Propose Important Eco-Bills in 2018


In one short year, Trump has reversed more than 60 federal environmental regulations. The gutting of federal green regulations makes state-level environmental legislation proposed in this year’s Maryland General Assembly session that much more critical.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Gov. Hogan’s Veto to Enact Paid Sick Leave Law

Photo via Sen. Bill Ferguson/Instagram

Thirty Maryland senators today overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2017 veto of a sick-leave bill, requiring employers across Maryland to give hundreds of thousands of workers paid time off for medical reasons.

Hogan Proposes Two-Term Limits for Md. General Assembly

Still via Gov. Larry Hogan/Facebook

Gov. Larry Hogan says he’s going after the “professional politician” in the State House.

Comptroller Franchot Unveils Bill to Loosen Rules for Craft Brewers


Pete Franchot wants to see Maryland’s beer industry truly boom.

Harford Co. Senator Wants to Resume Executions in Md. Using Heroin-Fentanyl Cocktail

State Sen. Bob Cassilly in 2015. Still via YouTube/Phil Tran PR.

A Harford County lawmaker and his brother, the county’s state’s attorney, are calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty following last week’s tragic mass shooting at a granite company in Edgewood.

Md. Lawmakers Opt Not to Hold Special Summertime Session to Discuss Medical Cannabis Reform

A dispensary in Denver, photo via O’Dea/Wikimedia Commons

Maryland legislators won’t be interrupting their summers to discuss medical marijuana in Annapolis.

GOP Md. Lawmakers Ask Frosh to Reveal Costs of Lawsuits Against Trump Administration

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While Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has been happily exercising his newfound power to sue the federal government unchecked, Republican state lawmakers have had enough.

Black Lawmakers Ask to Revisit Marijuana Bill in Special Session in Annapolis

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A day after the 2017 General Assembly session ended, some of the state’s top black lawmakers are calling for one more session to revisit a bill that would expand the number of licenses for legally growing marijuana in Maryland.

A 2017 Legislative Obituary: Cannabis Licensing Expansion, Internet Privacy, Immigrant Sanctuary Policy, Polystyrene Ban

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The Maryland General Assembly enjoyed a productive 2017 session, with lawmakers from both parties working across the aisle and with Gov. Larry Hogan to craft new laws shaping Maryland’s environmental, school funding and even cownose ray-hunting policies. However, there were some notable fallen soldiers.