2000, June 28. Chesapeake Bay Agreement, (Chesapeake 2000), established regional standards for Bay restoration, signed by Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia, Chesapeake Bay Commission, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
2002, Sept. 10. Electronic voting machines first used during primary elections in four counties (Allegany, Dorchester, Montgomery, Prince George's).
2003-2007 Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (Republican), governor.
2004, March 2. Electronic voting system used during primary elections at polling places and for absentee ballots in all counties and Baltimore City.
2006, July. New Woodrow Wilson Bridge opened across Potomac.
2007- Martin J. O'Malley (Democrat), governor.
2007, May 8. Living wage law enacted, first such state law in nation (Chapter 284, Acts of 2007). Statute took effect Oct. 1, 2007.
2007, Nov 27. Middle East Peace Conference held at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.
2008, June 17-18. U.S. - China Strategic Economic Dialogue IV held at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.
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