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Senate moves to exempt Maryland family farms from estate tax

A bipartisan group of Senate leaders is backing legislation that would exempt family farms from Maryland’s estate tax. “When someone who owns a farm passes, so often the farm is lost to congestion, to sprawl,” said Senate President Thomas V. ...

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Maryland could tighten high-income tax exemptions

House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Tuesday he did not see “a whole lot of proposals to increase taxes” in the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s upcoming budget proposal. “We talked about adjusting some of the exemptions that currently exist in the ...

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Miller likes O’Malley’s approach to Maryland transportation funding

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Tuesday he thinks Gov. Martin O’Malley’s yet-to-be-revealed transportation proposal would raise enough money to spend on roads, bridges and other transportation projects. Miller wouldn’t disclose what the governor will propose, but has ...

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O’Malley floats 1-cent sales tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a 1-cent sales tax increase on Wednesday as another potential remedy to the state’s persistent and widespread money problems. The idea appeared to catch lawmakers off guard as they gathered in the State House ...

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Presiding officers give Maryland legislative forecast

CAMBRIDGE — As a challenging legislative session looms in Maryland, Democratic and Republican leaders appealed to local officials Friday to be part of the process, while comments from leaders in the two parties suggest there will be plenty of fighting ...

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FEMA makes Irene recovery money available

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says federal aid has been made available for the state of Maryland for Hurricane Irene recovery efforts. FEMA announced Friday that federal aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts for areas affected ...

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