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Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under a recent bill, in cases assessing a parent's ability to care for their child, judges and claimants will need to follow new procedures before introducing a person's disability in court.

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray's death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.

VIVITROL: A Drug Saving Lives

VIVITROL: A Drug Saving Lives

A western Maryland detention center is the first in the country to use a new drug...to combat drug addiction.

Revoking Parental Rights In Cases of Sexual Assault

Revoking Parental Rights In Cases of Sexual Assault

Maryland lawmakers are now considering whether someone who has either been convicted or suspected of sexual assault or rape should be denied access to a child resulting from the alleged offense.

Maryland Comptroller’s Office Cracks Down on Possible Fraudulent Returns

Maryland Comptroller’s Office Cracks Down on Possible Fraudulent Returns

The Maryland Comptroller's Office is on the hunt for tax fraud.

Maryland Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill After Debate Over Amendments

Maryland Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill After Debate Over Amendments

While the bill passed unanimously by a vote of 46-0 Thursday, senators from both sides of the aisle voiced concerns about the legislation.

Religious Liberty vs. Free Contraceptive Coverage

While arguments were being presented inside on whether or not Christian colleges must provide access to birth control in health care plans, supporters for and against demonstrated outside the Supreme Court.

Justice Reinvestment Bill Expected to Return to Senate Wednesday

Justice Reinvestment Bill Expected to Return to Senate Wednesday

Concerns over amendments that would limit the scope and effect of the legislation delayed a vote on the bill earlier this week.

Despite Significant Support, Bill on Parental Rights After Rape May Stall

Despite Significant Support, Bill on Parental Rights After Rape May Stall

A bill that would terminate rapists' parental rights may be blocked for the seventh time despite a sizable showing of bipartisan support from a majority of lawmakers in both state chambers.