ANNAPOLIS – As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education. The lawmakers pledged to pass the Protect Our Schools Act; block Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s Public Charter School Act; oppose […]
ANNAPOLIS – As in years’ past, health advocates are asking Maryland lawmakers to increase the state’s tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products while the business community is asking them not to. A bill sponsored in the House by Del. Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery, and Del. Barbara Frush, D-Anne Arundel and Prince George’s, would raise the […]
The hearing for a bill that would give local governments the option to provide personal property tax credits to new and small businesses was opened and closed within a few minutes Tuesday afternoon as its sponsor, Del. Eric G. Luedtke, D-Montgomery County, spoke in favor of the bill before the House Ways and Means Committee. […]
A bill introduced in the House of Delegates this legislative session may give new and small businesses some relief on their property tax bill if it becomes law. Called the Personal Property Tax-Credit for New or Small Businesses, the bill would give every county in the state, as well as Baltimore city, the option to […]
City delegate tells Indiana businesses to pack up and move to Maryland.
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Martin O'Malley and other elected officials weigh in on the termination of Ray Rice's contract by the Baltimore Ravens.
ANNAPOLIS — Laws in 2012 prompted Maryland’s first statewide ballot referendum in 20 years, allowing marriage equality, the Dream Act and congressional redistricting to be upheld by voters. And if those who don’t agree with Maryland’s likely ban of the death penalty try to get voters to reverse it, a new bill could create obstacles […]
Maryland voters in November may face as many as three questions on the ballot to overturn laws passed by the General Assembly. Opponents of the third measure — a gerrymandered congressional district plan — are nearly halfway to reaching the signatures needed with a week left to go. It will be the first time in […]
More than two dozen Maryland legislators have signed on to an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Act as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on President Obama’s signature piece of health care legislation. The 26 delegates and senators from the Old Line State were among 518 representatives from all 50 states, Puerto Rico […]