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Marijuana Program Stalled, 'Revenge Porn' Proposal, O'Malley's Irish Muse: Maryland Politics in Brief

Check out the top political stories from around the state.

Gov. Martin O'Malley Credit: Patch File Photo
Gov. Martin O'Malley Credit: Patch File Photo
By Adam Bednar

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Stalled

Baltimore Sun: Last year the Maryland General Assembly approved distribution of medical marijuana through medical centers researching the drug, but no hospitals have volunteered to participate.

Maryland’s Jobless Rate Falls 

Washington Post: Maryland added 7,300 jobs, and its jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent. But the labor force actually decreased, meaning that the decrease may be because some people have stopped looking for work.  

House of Delegates Passes Health Care Fix Legislation

Capital Gazette: The Maryland House of Delegates approved an emergency fix to help people who were unable to buy insurance on the state's health care exchange website, sending the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley to sign into law. 

Legislators Question Common Core Implementation

Star Democrat: Legislators from the Eastern Shore questioned the implementation of Common Core standards during a meeting with education leaders officials.  

O'Malley Backed Domestic Violence Legislation Questioned

Carroll County Times: Gov. Martin O'Malley is backing three bills to strengthen Maryland's domestic violence laws, but several state lawmakers questioned the impact of the proposed legislation.  

Small Business Health Care Exchange Website Delayed

Herald-Mail: The state's health exchange board approved a bill that would allow small businesses to offer group plans, but the website for the program will not be launched until next year.

Odd Quote Comes with Irish Writer's Help   

Maryland Reporter: An odd quote in Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State Address had some wondering if it was a case of plagiarism. It turns out the quote's author helped O'Malley craft the speech. 

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