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O’Malley signs environmental bills, Phylicia’s Law

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has put his signature on 294 bills passed by the legislature this year. O’Malley signed the bills, which included his initiatives to increase the state’s so-called flush tax and limit where new septic systems ...

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Lawmakers bicker over blame for budget impasse

ANNAPOLIS — A leading Senate budget negotiator expressed frustration Monday that House conferees were not meeting senators halfway in last-minute budget talks. But the House speaker suggested the Senate had slowing up budget work by focusing so much on passing ...

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A look at bills passed by the Md. General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS — A glance at some measures approved by the Maryland General Assembly so far: SEPTIC SYSTEM LIMITATIONS The legislature passed a watered-down version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to limit where new residential septic systems can be located, especially ...

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Panel makes progress on income tax hikes

ANNAPOLIS — With time running short, a panel of Maryland lawmakers made progress on Saturday on proposals to raise income taxes for people who make more than $100,000. As lawmakers aim to balance the books for the next fiscal year ...

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Senate gives initial OK to doubling flush tax

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to doubling the state’s “flush tax.” The Senate on Saturday rejected two amendments offered by Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil. One of the amendments would have put a firewall around the money ...

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Miller to senators: Don’t make plans until the end of April (access required)

With the state budget still unresolved, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert and Prince George’s, gave his chamber a warning Tuesday morning. “Right now, both the Senate and House are very far apart,” Miller said just before adjournment. “Keep ...

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House of Delegates passes budget package

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates has approved a package of budget measures, including an income tax increase for people who make more than $100,000. The House also voted Friday to double the state’s “flush tax” on sewer bills from ...

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General Assembly eyes O’Malley’s budget proposal (access required)

It’s now all about the money in Annapolis. With the landmark approval of same-sex marriage legislation in the Senate last week, the 2012 Maryland General Assembly will turn its attention from one of the session’s biggest social issue bills to the ...

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