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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Supporters of an elected school board in Baltimore County have reason to be modestly optimistic about the chances of success this year.
"It's a privilege to serve on a committee, not a guarantee," Busch said. "[Dwyer] lost that privilege."
Del. Don Dwyer's afternoons for the next 90 days have been suddenly freed up.
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. […]
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.
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 [[...]
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.
And there was Del. Glen Glass onTuesday in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing -- wearing sunglasses and a straw hat. ...
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 […]