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State Sen. Jill Carter pushes back on attack ad from primary opponent J.D. Merrill: ‘Let’s stick to the issues’

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A new ad from the campaign of Martin O’Malley son-in-law and 41st District Senate candidate J.D. Merrill has drawn the ire of opponent Jill Carter, as well as a couple black community leaders and one city councilman.

Nathaniel Oaks, newly resigned Baltimore senator, pleads guilty to wire fraud

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Image via broadcast from WBAL-TV.

Nathaniel Oaks, who officially resigned Thursday morning as senator for Baltimore’s 41st district, has pleaded guilty to two federal corruption charges.

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

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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.

Donna Edwards is Running for Prince George’s Co. Executive

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Former Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards has set her sights on the top elected office in Prince George’s County for 2018.

GreenLaurel: Marylanders Choose To Ban Fracking

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Protesters outside Baltimore Sen. Joan Carter Conway’s office in November 2016.

Maryland’s legislature has officially voted to ban fracking within its borders. Yesterday, the Senate voted 35-10 in favor of banning hydraulic fracturing, a little over two weeks after the House of Delegates passed the same ban bill with a veto-proof margin. How Maryland banned fracking is pretty interesting, especially in light of the complete undoing of environmental laws by the Trump administration.

Md. Senate Committee Rejects Hogan’s Nominee to Lead State Planning Department

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Members of a Maryland Senate committee evidently do not feel Gov. Larry Hogan’s acting planning secretary is fit for a permanent position as head of the state’s Department of Planning.

Barbara Mikulski Passes Torch to Her Replacement, Chris Van Hollen

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Courtesy Sen. Barbara Mikulski/Twitter
Courtesy Sen. Barbara Mikulski/Twitter

Just as many predicted, Maryland will be without a woman in Congress for the first time in decades starting next year. However, Baltimore’s own pantsuit revolution-leading U.S. senator, Barbara Mikulski, doesn’t seem too distressed about that. She has already welcomed her replacement with open arms.

Van Hollen Wins Senate Race, and Other Md. Congressional Results: Liveblog

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Maryland's new Senate lineup, Courtesy Sen. Ben Cardin
Maryland’s new Senate lineup, Courtesy Sen. Ben Cardin

Maryland voters turned out in high volume for today’s general election. While much of the focus was on their pick for the nation’s 45th president, plenty of others were waiting to see who will represent the state in Congress. We have your results here.

Senate Watch: Van Hollen In; Mizeur, Kennedy-Townsend Mulling Bids

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Heather Mizeur
Heather Mizeur

If you’re a Maryland Democrat, you’re probably thinking about running for U.S. Senate this week. Barbara Mikulski’s decision to step down from her seat — and former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s subsequent decision not to run — has created a free-for-all among donkeys. We gave an initial rundown earlier this week, but here’s an update with a few new faces that have emerged.

Would Maryland Be Better Off with a Full-Time Legislature?

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Do you, like FreeStater Blog author Todd Eberly, believe that the General Assembly’s recent budget and gambling fails –each requiring its own special session — are a sign that it’s time for Maryland to embrace a full-time legislature? Or, like Maryland Reporter‘s Len Lazarick, do you think that the General Assembly does enough damage in 90 days?

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