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Celebrity chef supports Maryland school breakfast program

ANNAPOLIS  — A celebrity chef from Maryland will lobby lawmakers in support of a school breakfast program. Bryan Voltaggio, owner of Volt restaurant in Frederick, will speak to a House of Delegates subcommittee Monday afternoon about the merits of increasing ...

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Local taxes for transit projects proposed

ANNAPOLIS – As Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to introduce a plan to raise taxes on gasoline, some state lawmakers are pushing their own proposals to pay for the massive transit projects at the top of the state’s transportation to-do list. ...

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Legislators seek lock on dedicated funds

ANNAPOLIS — A bipartisan group of delegates wants to amend Maryland’s constitution to prohibit the transfer of dedicated funds to the General Fund, except in a state of emergency, as they look for ways to stave off potential tax increases. ...

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Sharfstein commits to fixing DDA problems

ANNAPOLIS — A flawed, outdated and ineffective method of accounting is why the state Developmental Disabilities Administration discovered $33 million in unspent funds, and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said the agency is committed to fixing ...

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Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

WASHINGTON — Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier. The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch ...

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C. Fraser Smith: One favor deserves another

Endorsements don’t mean much in politics these days. Money is much more powerful. But there are dramatic exceptions. Martin O’Malley might not be governor today without the quiet support of a then-virtually unknown Baltimore councilwoman, Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake — now ...

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Md. House Appropriations Committee to consider fee increases

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee will be considering a plan to raise about $67 million in fees to help balance the state budget. Delegate Tawanna Gaines, who chairs a subcommittee on transportation and the environment, said ...

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House begins work on O’Malley’s $34.2B 2012 budget proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Business regulation and economic development funding escaped largely unscathed as the House of Delegates made preliminary changes to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $34.2 billion budget proposal on Wednesday. “We’re in an economy where job creation and economic development are ...

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