Starting Monday a raft of laws approved by the state legislature take effect
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun
4:46 p.m. EDT, September 30, 2012
A raft of new state laws take effect Monday, imposing new requirements from the car seat to the hearse.
Children under 8 years old will be required to sit in a booster seat or child seat until they reach a certain height — the Maryland legislature repealed a provision that allowed heavier children to forego a special seat. And morticians will have to follow stricter rules when handling the dead, under legislation enacted by the General Assembly earlier this year.
Six public, four private schools receive honor
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun
7:19 p.m. EDT, September 7, 2012
Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday.
Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring Factory in Harford County, Rachel Carson in Montgomery County, Whitehall in Prince George's County and Pocomoke in Worcester County.
Four parochial schools also received the designation: St. Augustine School in Howard County, Notre Dame Preparatory School in Baltimore County, Father Andrew White S.J. School in St. Mary's County and St. Peter's School in Montgomery County.
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Published: Friday, June 8, 2012
Low interest rates, corkage rules top state efforts
by Kevin James Shay
Beginning July 1, small businesses in Maryland will have another tool to attract needed capital.
The law helping small companies obtain loans at lower-than-market interest rates is among those that impact businesses taking effect next month. READ MORE >>