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Franchot promises life sciences summit for Md. (access required)

Comptroller Peter Franchot said today he will help convene a life sciences summit this year to develop a plan to ensure Maryland remains at the forefront of the growing industry.

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Appeals court upholds dismissal of Wal-Mart law (access required)

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling invalidating a Maryland law that would have forced Wal-Mart to spend more on employee health care, agreeing Wednesday that the state law interferes with federal law.

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IRS opens its Free File program (access required)

The Internal Revenue Service and its private sector partners yesterday began the fifth year of the Free File program that provides free tax preparation software to low and middle-income taxpayers.

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O'Malley nominates two to cabinet posts (access required)

Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley nominated two state employees to his future cabinet yesterday. O'Malley said in a statement that he would recommend Richard Hall to be planning secretary and John Griffin to lead the Department of Natural Resources.

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Start me up: King can't wait (access required)

In the life of a Maryland lawmaker, the daily hearings that stretch well into the evening are probably not the most thrilling part of the day. But Del. James King can

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