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March 4, 2021 News of the Day

State and Local News

Md. lawmakers want cannabis legalization to include expungement of old charges, but it may be too costly:

Ex-Laurel police chief charged with 12 arsons, targeting officials he disagreed with, police say:

The Maryland Senate has passed 9 major policing bills. Here’s what to know about each one and what comes next.:

House of Delegates Moves Forward with Reform to De-Politicize Parole Decisions:

Who’s getting COVID vaccine doses in Maryland? Here’s what the data shows about racial and geographical gaps.:

A Latina lawmaker spoke about racism on Zoom. Over giggles, people discussed her accent.:

Sarbanes Leads Effort as Sweeping Voting Rights Package Passes U.S. House:

Bill Letting Schools Offer Telehealth Advances:

Md. Republicans revive bills to fight violent crime:

Senate Debates Bill to Prevent ‘Pass Through’ of Disputed Digital Ad Tax:

County Election Reforms Passed by House Hailed As ‘Historic Civil Rights Legislation’ by Speaker:

State, Contractor to Choose Among Three Suitors for Purple Line Construction Work:

Historic Police Reform Package Passes Out of Senate Chamber on Bipartisan Terms:

Majority of small businesses not requiring vaccines, tests:

Federal News

Senate braces for brutal debate on Biden’s Covid aid bill:

Policing, guns, voting rights: Historic Democratic goals hit Senate skids:

White House weighs minimum wage negotiations with Republicans:

Leaked HHS docs spotlight Biden’s child migrant dilemma:

White House primes “pipeline” of federal judges:

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