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Income tax hike worries some business groups

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. ...

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Small retailers don’t want tobacco tax hike

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 ...

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Week in review: 1/13/12

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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O’Malley floats 1-cent sales tax hike

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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Like walking? Try the Himalayan range, all of it

In the shadow of Mount Everest and its magnetic lore, a cross-border route with a grand name, the Great Himalaya Trail, is being touted as an epic, untapped alternative to the bucket-list trek to base camp on the world’s highest ...

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