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Baltimore delegates oppose Senate gambling bill (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore’s delegation chairman in the House of Delegates opened the General Assembly’s final day with some political hardball Monday, vowing to oppose the Senate’s new gambling expansion plan without protections for the planned city casino and restoration of ...

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Partnership bill wins tentative Senate OK without amendments (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a public-private partnerships bill Saturday afternoon that does not include two controversial amendments made to an identical House of Delegates bill. SB 358 could receive final approval when the Senate reconvenes ...

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Senators offer income tax compromise

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators submitted a compromise on Thursday on how to raise revenue in a package of budget legislation by increasing income taxes. The proposal, outlined by Sen. Edward Kasemeyer during budget negotiations, would raise about $309 million for ...

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Conference committee cancels Tuesday meeting

ANNAPOLIS — A committee of lawmakers has put off meeting to resolve budget proposal differences between the state Senate and House of Delegates. Warren Deschenaux, the legislature’s chief budget analyst, said lawmakers canceled their Tuesday meeting because they are still ...

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Miller to senators: Don’t make plans until the end of April (access required)

With the state budget still unresolved, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert and Prince George’s, gave his chamber a warning Tuesday morning. “Right now, both the Senate and House are very far apart,” Miller said just before adjournment. “Keep ...

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