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Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

Expanded whistleblower law dies in Senate

Expanded whistleblower law dies in Senate

The bill's sponsor said the Senate “voted to tie Maryland’s hands when it comes to fighting fraud against taxpayers,” but the Maryland Chamber of Commerce called the bill an incentive for litigation.

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Clock runs out on film-tax credit bill

Clock runs out on film-tax credit bill

A late night conference committee between the House and Senate ended in acrimony in the House lounge as both sides parted without a deal that would have provided more than $18 million to popular productions including Veep and House of Cards.

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$10M solution ends wrangling on bail bills

The General Assembly has reached a $10 million resolution of a forthcoming Court of Appeals mandate that state-sponsored attorneys be available for arrested individuals at initial bail hearings before district court commissioners.

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Turkish expat sues book publisher for libel

The former leader of a charitable foundation in Turkey, who now lives in Florida, has filed suit against the Maryland publisher of a book about a Turkish religious leader now living in Pennsylvania. Also named as a defendant is the book’s author — a human rights attorney in Texas.

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Verrilli backs Maryland on piggyback tax

In a move that bodes well for the Maryland tax collector, the Obama administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a state law designed to protect “piggyback tax” revenue the state collects on behalf of local jurisdictions.

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