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Maryland’s budget woes will dominate 2011 legislative session

Maryland’s budget woes will dominate the 2011 legislative session as lawmakers seek to bridge a $1.6 billion deficit without the federal safety net that eased the state’s fiscal pain in recent years. Gov. Martin O’Malley has vowed to avoid tax ...

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Business owners help O’Malley on priorities

GAITHERSBURG — Maryland is fighting for its future amid a changing economy, and Gov. Martin O’Malley told business leaders Monday that the state must make choices that spur innovation and create jobs despite tough budgetary constraints. The governor told the ...

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Task force to study incentives to developers

How and why the city grants economic development incentives to private developers is the focus of a newly formed City Hall task force that will include developers, attorneys and business representatives. The Task Force on Baltimore City Public/Private Development Financing ...

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New govs take office amid historic budget crisis

NEW YORK — Twenty-six new governors will take office amid the worst budget climate for states in a generation. Many of them are promising not to raise taxes, even though states face a cumulative budget shortfall of $140 billion next ...

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Analysts: Maryland retiree benefit freeze illegal

ANNAPOLIS — Members of a Maryland commission continued to grapple with how to resolve large, unfunded liabilities in the pension and health benefit system for state workers Monday, delaying any decisions until next week after one contested cost-savings option was ...

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Dena Shapiro Frenkel: Tips for keeping holiday spending within your budget

As we enter the third holiday season after the onset of the “Great Recession,” American consumers may be battling penny-pinching fatigue. We’ve scrimped. We’ve saved. When do we get to reward ourselves? Sure, it would be fun to celebrate the ...

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