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Western Md. health exchange finds paper trail around Obamacare glitches

One of Maryland’s six health care groups contracted to enroll Marylanders in Obamacare health insurance plans has found a way around computer glitches the state has been experiencing since the health insurance exchange opened Oct. 1 – they’re going back to paper.

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Study: About 6% of state employees make six figures

Maryland Reporter’s third annual report on state salaries found that 5,663 state employees pulled in $100,000 or greater in 2012 — about 6 percent of total state employees. Three out of four of these six-figure salaries are earned by people ...

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State credit cards were used to dodge bidding rules at UMB

One department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore was found to have misused state-issued credit cards to dodge purchasing rules, according to state auditors. An audit report released Monday said purchases made on the two corporate purchasing cards “were artificially ...

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‘Bilateral disarmament’ proposed on redistricting

Sen. Paul Pinsky, a leader of the left in the state Senate, freely concedes he’d like to see as many “liberals and progressives” elected to Congress as possible. But the Prince George’s Democrat also acknowledges that Maryland congressional district lines ...

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Poll: Md. opposes gas tax hike — and executions

A new poll shows increasing support among Marylanders for abolishing the death penalty and strong backing for tighter gun controls, but strong opposition to an increase in the gas tax despite a recognition of transportation needs. While Gov. Martin O’Malley ...

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Busch says there’s no war on rural counties

CAMBRIDGE — When Speaker Michael Busch stands in front of the House of Delegates Wednesday for his 10th routine re-election as its presiding officer, 70 percent of the elected officials will be Democrats. When he faced county elected officials last ...

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