For the ninth time in as many years, a bill to allow women impregnated during a rape to terminate the man’s parental rights failed in the Maryland General Assembly.
Democrats tried to tie him to Trump, hoping to affect his popularity rating
Democrats passed a paid sick-leave law and bills to address a growing opioid epidemic.
The measure requires businesses with at least 15 employees to offer five paid sick days a year to full-time workers.
Miller said the House bill drawing fire from the Trump administration won’t advance in the Senate unless it’s revised.
The industry that helps suspected criminals get out of jail is fighting efforts to limit bail for poor defendants who can’t afford to pay.
On a busy Tuesday, the Democratic-majority legislature also passed addiction-treatment bills and legislation that would require the state to pay Planned Parenthood if it loses federal funding.
Final vote on ban expected Monday. Also in Annapolis, a fight brewing over how to rate school success and a ban on guns on public college campuses.
Lawmakers are poised to cave to teachers unions and gut education standards.
The Legislative Black Caucus calls for no action on the bills, which would mean the recent Court of Appeals rule change greatly reducing the use of bail remains in place.