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Christopher Summers: We need to put the brakes on the O’Malley gas tax

There’s a coordinated push by Gov. Martin O’Malley to raise Maryland’s gasoline tax by applying the state’s sales tax of 6 percent to fuel purchases. That means that, at current gas prices, the state tax would rise from 23.5 cents ...

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Transportation tops GBC’s Legislative Forum

To tax? To build? To reprioritize? Regardless the answer, all of the state leaders who gathered Monday morning for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s legislative forum wanted to talk transportation. The debate sparked after Paul Kelly, chairman of the Maryland Motor ...

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150 rally at State House for higher gas tax

ANNAPOLIS — More than 150 people braved the cold Thursday afternoon to gather in front of the State House and urge lawmakers to raise their taxes. The coalition of business leaders, transportation advocates, union officials and construction workers called for ...

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$1.1B deficit, gas tax, gambling to dominate General Assembly

With many long-simmering issues likely to come to a boil this year, lawmakers face a legislative session that will be dominated by Maryland’s lingering fiscal woes and an agenda full of unfinished business from years past. The budget deficit stands ...

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Rawlings-Blake’s inaugural theme: ‘Growing Baltimore’

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tried out elements of what could be her inaugural speech Monday at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 37th annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Inner Harbor. “Our number one goal in ...

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Mayor to honor 13 businesses for service

Thirteen area businesses will be honored by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Monday afternoon for their commitment to community service. Gene Bracken, executive director of communications for the Greater Baltimore Committee, said his organization partnered with Rawlings-Blake’s office and the Baltimore Development ...

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GBC honors 8 firms with minority achievement awards

Eight Baltimore-area businesses, a Baltimore businessman and the University of Maryland Medical System have been given awards honoring minority- and women-owned companies. The Bridging the Gap Awards, held annually by the Greater Baltimore Committee, honored 26 finalists at the event, ...

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Donald C. Fry: Alonso, schools deserve resources

In Dr. Andres Alonso, Baltimore City’s public schools have a CEO who still has the passion he brought to his office more than four years ago. He has managed to sidestep potential distractions of politics, conflicting constituencies and unwieldy bureaucracies ...

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Groups ready their legislative tax strategies

ANNAPOLIS — Although the next legislative session is still a couple months off, it’s becoming apparent that new taxes will be one of the central issues before the General Assembly. This week, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding ...

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