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2:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

MD Governor Signs Bills

State Capital in Annapolis
Credit maryland state government

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

The ceremony was held Tuesday, hours after the General Assembly session ended.

O'Malley included $4.3 million in next year's budget to fund the expansion, but it took an act of the legislature to put his plan in action.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running for governor, called the measure another step toward universal pre-K, a major theme of his campaign.

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Local News
9:22 am
Thu March 13, 2014

MD Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joins Marijuana Rally

Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County)
Credit campaign website

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug.

Del. Heather Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, is the lead sponsor of a bill that would make pot possession a civil offense, punishable by a $100 fine instead of arrest. Offenders under age 21 would receive drug education.

Mizeur is also sponsoring a marijuana legalization bill.

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Local News
12:37 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Lt. Gov. Brown Not Ready To Legalize Marijuana

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Colorado and Washington state should be applauded for legalizing marijuana, but he wants to learn more about what happens in those states before supporting legalization in Maryland.

Brown, who is running for governor, talked about a variety of marijuana measures on Friday during a meeting with Baltimore lawmakers.

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