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Former Sen. Nathaniel Oaks will remain on primary election ballot, court rules

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The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in a 5-2 decision that disgraced Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, who in March pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, must remain on the ballot for the June 26 primary election for the Maryland State Senate seat in the 41st District.

Md. Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Let Women Revoke Accused Rapists’ Parental Rights

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A bill that would allow female rape victims to legally revoke the parental rights of their assailants passed unanimously in the Maryland State Senate today.

Md. Senate President Says He Regrets that Taney Remarks ‘Distracted’ from Issue

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Roger Taney’s since-removed statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

For what it’s worth, Mike Miller is sorry he stood up for Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney and his complicated past.

Senate Committee Moves Fracking Ban Proposal to a Full Vote

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Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

A measure that would permanently ban fracking across Maryland has moved one step closer to fruition by escaping, thanks to a Senate committee.

Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes Moratorium on Cownose Ray Hunting

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Apparently, Maryland lawmakers don’t like cownose ray hunts much, either.

Delegate Once Forced to Resign Appointed to Fill Vacant Senate Seat

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An old photo of Sen. Nathaniel Oaks.

A longtime Baltimore City delegate who was once forced to resign his seat, but was later elected again, has been appointed to fill the shoes of former state Sen. Lisa Gladden in the upper house of the Maryland Legislature.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski Bids Farewell on Senate Floor

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Courtesy C-SPAN
Courtesy C-SPAN

In keeping with senatorial tradition, retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski gave a summary speech today about her tenure serving in Congress as she prepares to leave behind a 45-year career in public service.

Baltimore, Female Voters Key Final Maryland Senate Primary Sprint

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capitol-buildingBarbara Mikulski was a trailblazer for women in politics from Baltimore, so it’s perhaps fitting that the race to replace her on the Democratic side is coming down to those two constituencies. It’s been a back-and-forth race in every sense of the term, with U.S. Rep Donna Edwards deemed the leader by a slim margin couple weeks ago, and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen reported in the lead this week.

Maryland Senate Overrides Hogan’s Veto of Felony Voting Rights

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Convicted felon and Communities United member Marcus Toles, left, clutches a voter registration form after the Maryland Senate passed an override of a veto that would provide voting rights to felons on probation or parole, on February 9, 2016. Capital New - See more at: http://baltimore.citybizlist.com/article/333374/maryland-senate-overrides-hogans-veto-of-felon-voting-rights#sthash.TCvzJXc8.dpuf
Convicted felon and Communities United member Marcus Toles, left, clutches a voter registration form after the Maryland Senate passed an override of a veto that would provide voting rights to felons on probation or parole, on February 9, 2016. Photo via citybizlist.com

Moments after the Maryland Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a felon voting rights bill, which enables those on probation and parole to vote, Marcus Toles was holding his future: A voter registration form.

“It feels fantastic to have our rights restored after we’ve done our time and have a voice,” said Marcus Toles, an ex-felon and member of Communities United, an advocacy group for low-income individuals. “I’m gonna fill this out right now.”

Heather Mizeur Won’t Run for Senate in 2016

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Heather Mizeur
Heather Mizeur

Heather Mizeur isn’t ready for another big campaign next year.

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