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Local taxes for transit projects proposed (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – As Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to introduce a plan to raise taxes on gasoline, some state lawmakers are pushing their own proposals to pay for the massive transit projects at the top of the state’s transportation to-do list. ...

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Franchot: Gas tax hike is ‘punch to the gut’ (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s tax collector slammed Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to raise taxes on gasoline Tuesday, saying it would deal a “crushing blow” to families and businesses limping through the “flickering economic recovery.” “I’ve gone all over the state. I ...

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State Sen. Raskin seeks to put financial disclosures online (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A Montgomery County senator said he will introduce a bill Monday that would make the financial disclosure forms filed by lawmakers, top state officials and eventually, thousands of state workers accessible online. “Right now our sense is that ...

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Lt. Gov. Brown leading state’s effort to make public-private partnerships common (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — As lawmakers prepare to consider tax hikes to pay for transportation projects, Maryland’s lieutenant governor is directing an effort to pump private dollars directly into state roads, bridges and rail lines and the port and airport. The administration’s ...

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Maryland health care exchange could see 360k customers in year two (access required)

Some 180,000 people could buy health insurance through a state-run exchange in 2014 and that figure could double the following year, Maryland health officials told a Senate committee Thursday. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is backing legislation to firm up more ...

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O’Malley proposes more taxes for more jobs (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley called for tax hikes Wednesday in his State of the State address, urging lawmakers to weigh those “tough choices, the costs and the trade-offs” against the jobs he hopes to support through increased spending on ...

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Assembly in no hurry on gas tax (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The governor’s proposal to extend the sales tax to gasoline will likely linger until the waning days of the General Assembly session, top Democrats said Tuesday. Many legislators were “caught unaware” by the size of plan announced on ...

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O’Malley highlights transportation projects (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting ...

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