Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

House Ways and Means Committee

Jan 17, 2017

Hixson steps aside, Kaiser elevated as chair of Ways and Means

The long-time chair of the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday afternoon said she is stepping away from the position she has held since 1993.  Del. Sheila E. Hixson, D-Montgomery County, said in a statement that she will assume the role of chairman emeritus effective Friday “to give me the opportunity to help transition the […]

Feb 18, 2016

Bill pitched as an incentive for Md. angel investors

A bill that would provide tax credits to angel investors is being touted by sponsors as a “shot in the arm” to help new companies get the early financing they need. House Bill 471 and Senate Bill 622, which were first introduced under different bill numbers in the 2015 session, were supported by business owners […]

Feb 10, 2016

Luedtke: Personal property tax bill ‘doesn’t hurt anyone’

The hearing for a bill that would give local governments the option to provide personal property tax credits to new and small businesses was opened and closed within a few minutes Tuesday afternoon as its sponsor, Del. Eric G. Luedtke, D-Montgomery County, spoke in favor of the bill before the House Ways and Means Committee. […]

Sen. Edward Kasemeyer
Jan 29, 2014

Kasemeyer will support Baltimore County school board bill

Supporters of an elected school board in Baltimore County have reason to be modestly optimistic about the chances of success this year.

Jan 9, 2014

Busch: Dwyer ‘lost his privilege’

"It's a privilege to serve on a committee, not a guarantee," Busch said. "[Dwyer] lost that privilege."

Jan 9, 2014

Dwyer removed from committee assignment

Del. Don Dwyer's afternoons for the next 90 days have been suddenly freed up.

Dec 30, 2013

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses. Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse almost every year, even though they save businesses and individuals billions of dollars. […]

Nov 11, 2013

Brown wants vets to pay no income tax on military pensions

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown used the occasion of Veterans Day to announce a five-point “Compact with Veterans” that would include the phase-in of a 100 percent exemption from state income taxes on military retirement income.

Oct 29, 2013

Obama admin. lowers health sign-up expectations

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is trying to lower expectations for strong initial enrollments under the president’s historic expansion of health coverage for the medically uninsured. Facing ongoing problems with the enrollment website, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner told Congress on Tuesday that “we expect the initial numbers to be small.” An internal memo obtained by [[...]

Mar 18, 2013

House panel approves O’Malley’s transportation funding bill

The House of Delegates’ Ways and Means Committee on Monday amended and approved legislation that would increase gas prices by more than 3 cents per gallon this summer, just days after holding a hearing on the administration-backed legislation.

Aug 15, 2012

Glass goes undercover at special session

And there was Del. Glen Glass onTuesday in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing -- wearing sunglasses and a straw hat. ...

Aug 13, 2012

House panel bumps revenue for two casino sites

ANNAPOLIS — A panel of lawmakers has bumped up the amount of money a casino in Anne Arundel County and a planned casino in Baltimore would get under an expansion of gambling. The House Ways and Means subcommittee made the change Monday as the House of Delegates gets to work on a measure already passed […]

Networking Calendar

Submit an entry for the business calendar