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O’Malley in no hurry to call special session

Gov. Martin O’Malley doesn’t want legislators back in Annapolis until they’re ready to come to an agreement on revenue measures that could prevent most, or all, of the “doomsday” budget cuts enacted Monday. The Associated Press reported that the timing ...

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Biotech tax credit faces demise amid talk of special session

ANNAPOLIS — A Rockville-based biotechnology company spent the last year trying to kill off bacteria that cause stomach ulcers, the kind of research that would be difficult to conduct without significant outside investment. But by passing a “doomsday” budget containing ...

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O’Malley mum on prospects for special session

The morning after the General Assembly adjourned with a “doomsday” budget in place, Gov. Martin O’Malley did not call for a special session to work out a revenue package to balance some $500 million in cuts that will otherwise be ...

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Busch: Special session not so easy to convene

The speaker of the House of Delegates doesn’t think it’s going to be so easy to convene special session anytime soon. Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said lawmakers have other jobs and some already have vacation plans. Getting 141 ...

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Assembly adjourns with austere budget; gambling bill dies

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 regular session staggered to a contentious close at midnight Monday with a “doomsday budget” in place that would have to be balanced with more than $500 million in spending cuts. Caught behind the ...

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Week in review: 3/9/12

State approves I-95 plaza deal The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday, with Comptroller Peter Franchot dissenting, to approve a disputed contract with Areas USA to renovate the Maryland House and the Chesapeake House on Interstate 95 to make them ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The politics of the ‘Doomsday budget’

They called it the Doomsday budget. It got plenty of advance notice. It would be a spending plan for the next fiscal year balanced by cuts alone. With no new tax revenue, in other words. No one wants more or ...

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