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May 24, 2012

State GOP opposes special session on gambling

ANNAPOLIS — Republicans in the House of Delegates are opposing a special session to take up proposed gambling expansion in Maryland. Del. Anthony O’Donnell, the minority leader, and Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, the minority whip, sent a letter to the Legislature’s presiding officers and Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday. They say special sessions should only be […]

May 2, 2012

O’Malley, leaders target mid-May for special session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers can expect to go back to work in mid-May. The Democratic governor and presiding officers of the state Senate and House of Delegates expect to call the legislature back into session May 14 to make changes to a budget plan that left the state with more than $500 million in cuts. […]

Apr 17, 2012

Assembly’s last-minute maneuvers could leave state $70M in the red

The state’s chief fiscal analyst warned Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday to not sign any bills that impact state revenues or spending until Maryland’s out-of-balance “doomsday” budget is repaired. A budget containing some $500 million in cuts was enacted last week when the General Assembly failed to pass two companion bills that shifted the burden […]

Apr 17, 2012

O’Malley says consensus key to special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday he will call a special session of the General Assembly to avert about $512 million in budget cuts as soon as the House and Senate can reach consensus on how to pass a revenue package needed to make up the money. Asked when he would like to call […]

Apr 5, 2012

House passes $1.1B capital budget

ANNAPOLIS — With tempers flaring, the Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday approved authorizing $1.1 billion in borrowing for the state’s capital budget. The House passed the bill on a 97-41 vote, mostly along party lines. The capital budget, which pays for infrastructure projects, accelerates borrowing in an effort to spur construction work and create […]

Apr 4, 2012

Bartlett survives GOP primary challenge, will face Delaney in fall

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett defeated seven Republican primary challengers Tuesday and will face Democratic businessman John Delaney in the fall in what is expected to be a hotly contested House race. Preliminary election results show Bartlett with 44 percent of the vote with 87 percent of precincts reporting. State Sen. David Brinkley was […]

Feb 2, 2011

O’Donnell again sponsors proof-of-citizenship bill

Del. Anthony O’Donnell has sponsored a bill that requires adults to provide proof of U.S. citizenship before they are eligible to receive certain public benefits as a way to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of taxpayer-funded services. While illegal immigrants would still receive emergency care, prenatal care and immunizations, they would not be able […]

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