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A Maryland delegate says a plan by the nation's leading gun rights group to file a lawsuit to overturn the state's recently passed firearms bill is meeting some resistance among activists.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has yet to sign his gun control bill, but gun rights supporters are already gearing up for a referendum that would let voters decide whether they want to keep the sweeping legislation.
Nonviolent offenders in Maryland will be able to cut their time under the supervision of a probation or parole officer with good behavior, as the state joins several others that have adopted the policy as a way to cut administrative costs.
A Maryland ballot question to allow in-state tuition rates for some illegal immigrants would bring more money into the state rather than increasing the burden on taxpayers, according to a study released Monday.
Maryland voters will decide this November whether to allow in-state tuition rates for some illegal immigrants, and activists on both sides of the issue are ramping up efforts to get their message out to the public.
The Maryland House of Delegates appears ready to pass a bill that would give prison inmates time off their sentences for earning high-school diplomas and other degrees, despite complaints from Republicans and some Democrats that the measure extends an undeserved privilege to some of the state's worst criminals.
Two House panels on Tuesday passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's same-sex marriage bill, sending it to the chamber floor with help from Maryland's first Republican delegate to speak in favor of the legislation.
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A Maryland delegate is lashing out at Gov. Martin O'Malley for calling many Republicans "immigrant bashers" whose attitudes toward illegal immigrants are motivated by "thinly veiled racism."
Maryland Democrats and immigration activists gathered Tuesday to celebrate passage of the Dream Act on the same day opponents said they are nearing a key milestone in forcing a referendum on the issue.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a bill Tuesday that would allow in-state college tuition for many illegal immigrants, as opponents fight to repeal the legislation and force a 2012 referendum.
Maryland Republican lawmaker Patrick L. McDonough said Thursday the General Assembly's passage of the Dream Act, which allows in-state tuition for many illegal immigrants, has "awakened a sleeping giant in this state" and that he is now rallying forces to challenge its constitutionality.
A majority of likely voters say the federal government should take legal action against cities that provide safe havens to illegal immigrants and cut federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities," a Rasmussen Reports survey shows.
A Maryland lawmaker is seeking to remove the judge who dismissed a Montgomery County case because of delays in securing an interpreter for the trial of a Liberian immigrant accused of raping and repeatedly molesting a 7-year-old girl.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Advocates are calling on the state Motor Vehicle Administration to improve its services to foreign nationals, saying long waiting times and unclear requirements have led to immigrant drivers being exploited.
"There's a lot of grass-root political benefits," Mr. McDonough said.
Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, Baltimore County Republican, said he is aware of two groups that hope to buck the plans of the National Rifle Association and press on with efforts to put the recent legislation before voters in November 2014.