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Author Archives: Nicholas Sohr

Maryland Democrats channel Beyoncé

Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation sounded many of the same themes at the party’s annual pre-General Assembly session pep rally. They spoke of investments in the future, the state’s strength in education and all that’s at stake in the 2012 election. ...

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Miller, Busch consider different approaches for transportation

Maryland’s top legislative leaders agree the state needs to spend more on transportation projects but they’re not willing to go along with the proposed 15-cent gasoline tax hike over three years. “I think that’s too much,” said Senate President Thomas ...

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Maryland to debate more gambling as casino market grows more crowded

Gambling is shaping up to be one of the most interesting debates of the 2012 legislative session in Maryland and, underscoring the need that many in the General Assembly feel to approve table games, it’s going to be a big ...

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$1.1B deficit, gas tax, gambling to dominate General Assembly

With many long-simmering issues likely to come to a boil this year, lawmakers face a legislative session that will be dominated by Maryland’s lingering fiscal woes and an agenda full of unfinished business from years past. The budget deficit stands ...

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