As members of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the state panel that sets hospital rates, discussed whether those prices should be allowed to rise next year, it became clear that decision will be the least of its worries.Read More »
As the city comptroller criticized a plan by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to raise the water rates for Baltimore residents, Baltimore’s spending board on Wednesday set a June 26 public hearing date to discuss the three-year, 37 percent hike.Read More »
While the governor has touted Maryland’s comparatively low tax burden on its high-income populace, some groups are concerned that the income tax hikes proposed for this week’s special session will harm Maryland’s national rankings on taxes and business climate. Gov. ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Raising tobacco taxes in Maryland may only force smokers across state lines, where neighboring states and Washington, D.C., impose lower levies, a lobbyist for small retailers told a Senate panel Wednesday. Senate Bill 526 would raise taxes on ...Read More »
Apartments at Tremont Baltimore’s Tremont Plaza Hotel will soon convert back to its original purpose: apartments. The owners of the 390-suite property said Monday the rooms would soon be altered into apartments and long-term stay places. Sales tax increase proposed ...
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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a 1-cent sales tax increase on Wednesday as another potential remedy to the state’s persistent and widespread money problems. The idea appeared to catch lawmakers off guard as they gathered in the State House ...
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is proposing an increase in insurance health care premiums for military retirees and their families to ease federal budget problems, but some veterans’ groups are challenging that, saying low payments are justified given the dangerous call-to-duty ...Read More »
The most recent fare hike by U.S. airlines has been cut in half by pressure from discount carriers. Last week the big network carriers including United, Continental, Delta and American raised many domestic fares by $20 a round trip. By ...Read More »
A range of tax increases and budget cuts are on the table next year as Maryland legislators struggle with a $1.7 billion structural deficit, according to leading Democrats in the General Assembly. Taxes on alcohol, gasoline, corporate income and sales ...Read More »