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Budget and Taxation Committee

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, Sen. Brian Frosh
Mar 21, 2016

Miller swaps out city senators on key committee

Two long-time senators from Baltimore City will switch committee assignments with just three weeks left in the session.

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.
Apr 23, 2013

Does Mike Miller still rule Annapolis?

As state lawmakers took a last look at Baltimore’s 30-year plan to pay for school renovations last month, members of the Budget and Taxation Committee joked that 47-year-old Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. would be president of the Senate by the time the projects were paid for.

Apr 2, 2013

O’Malley’s Towson baseball grant could be made a loan

State fiscal analysts are recommending that the General Assembly mandate Towson University repay a $300,000 loan from the state within five years.

Mar 27, 2013

Senate panel OKs Baltimore school construction financing bill

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee has unanimously approved a 35-year plan to leverage state money to pay for renovation and construction of Baltimore schools.

Feb 19, 2013

No consensus on how to fund state’s transportation needs

ANNAPOLIS — Powerful state lawmakers have said publicly that finding a new revenue source to pay for transportation projects is among the most important issues in this year’s session of the General Assembly. Yet to this point — nearly halfway through the annual 90-day session — only one bill has been authored that could raise […]

Feb 18, 2013

Lawmakers close meeting on InvestMaryland bill

A Senate work group held a closed-door meeting Monday to pore over the details of legislation that would alter Maryland’s $84 million venture capital program.

Aug 9, 2012

Senate committee passes expanded gambling bill

A Senate panel on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would expand Maryland’s casino gambling program, setting up consideration by the full Senate Friday morning.

Jul 20, 2012

Deferring slots tax decision was Senate’s idea first

Gov. Martin O'Malley may have taken a step toward gaining support for expanded gambling when he floated the idea of separating a reduction in the slots tax rate from a bill ...

Apr 4, 2012

Senators don’t like partnership amendments

ANNAPOLIS — Several members of a powerful Senate panel expressed their displeasure with amendments to the public-private partnerships bill that would allow the legislation to interfere with current litigation, even as the administration appeared ready to back the amendment. HB 576 was amended in a House of Delegates committee to allow for an expedited appeals […]

Apr 2, 2012

Lawmakers meet to hash out budget differences

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and legislative staff are hoping to iron out differences in budgets passed by the state Senate and House of Delegates by midweek. A committee of legislators began meeting Monday morning and resolved some preliminary differences in their versions of the state budget package. Lawmakers held off dealing with a shift in […]

Apr 1, 2012

Number of tax credits to be reviewed cut at request of auditors

ANNAPOLIS — The number of tax credits available for review under a Senate plan was cut to one-quarter the original total because the department that would conduct fiscal analysis of those credits was unsure how hefty the workload would be. SB 739, sponsored by Sen. Richard S. Madaleno, D-Montgomery, would mandate the review of eight […]

Mar 25, 2012

Senate budget panel approves $2M grant for Aquarium

ANNAPOLIS — The National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor would receive $2 million from the state under a capital budget plan adopted Friday by a Senate budget panel. The appropriation, which was not in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original $3.6 billion capital spending plan, would help pay for infrastructure improvements at the aquarium. Messages left for […]

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