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It's common sense: a permit should be required to own a semi-automatic rifle.

As of Monday, that's the law in New York. No permit, no weapon. And only if you're over 21.

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February 3, 2023 —

Bill outlines plan to legalize cannabis sales in Maryland by July 1

Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly on Friday introduced bills charting the state’s course for opening a recreational cannabis market this summer. The expansive legislation, which tackles a host of commerce-related issues, including safety regulations, taxes and licensing equity, comes months after voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana. (From: The Baltimore Banner, by Brenda Wintrode, Pamela Wood and Callan Tansill-Suddath)

January 30, 2023 —

First bill passed by Maryland Senate will fund 988 hotline

The first bill approved by the Maryland Senate this year will fund the state’s 988 suicide and crisis hotline. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Malcolm Augustine, a Prince George’s County Democrat, will require the governor to put $12 million for the hotline into the budget in 2025. Augustine’s bill attracted a bipartisan group of 13 senators as cosponsors. (From: The Baltimore Banner, by Pamela Wood)