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Md. House Appropriations Committee to consider fee increases

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee will be considering a plan to raise about $67 million in fees to help balance the state budget. Delegate Tawanna Gaines, who chairs a subcommittee on transportation and the environment, said ...

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Report: Pentagon should share BRAC costs

ANNAPOLIS — The Pentagon should pay more for transportation improvements around military bases that are getting tens of thousands of new workers under a national plan to reconfigure bases, a report commissioned by Congress recommended Monday. The report by the ...

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CBO: this year’s budget deficit to hit $1.5T

WASHINGTON — A continuing weak economy and last month’s bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government’s deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimate predicts. The eye-popping numbers mean the government will continue to borrow ...

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Maryland lawmakers convene to open session

ANNAPOLIS — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says a proposal to raise about $200 million by raising taxes on alcohol in Maryland is “insanity personified.” Miller, D-Calvert, and House Speaker Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, spoke on the Marc Steiner ...

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