ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would redefine what is a taxable service in Maryland has drawn the ire of a regional business advocacy group, but the bill’s sponsor does not expect the new taxes to be levied during this General Assembly ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Flexibility and cost savings are behind the state’s move to start leasing video slots for its five casinos, according to Maryland State Lottery Agency Director Stephen Martino. Maryland has kept tight reins on regulating its developing slots program. ...Read More »
At last, we’re hearing serious talk from our governor about an issue that can no longer be ignored. But that talk must lead to action. We’re talking about the sorry state of Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund and the obvious and ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The GOP plan to replace Medicare with vouchers probably will have to wait, party leaders acknowledged Thursday as lawmakers and the White House bowed to political realities in pursuing a deal to allow more government borrowing in exchange ...Read More »
Lawmakers are preparing to tackle the growing gap between the state’s transportation needs and its ability to pay for them this fall during a special session of the General Assembly that will be called to redraw congressional districts. “Certainly you’re ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Two Maryland state senators urged lawmakers on a House committee on Friday to approve an increase in the state’s sales tax on alcohol that would generate money to help the developmentally disabled and steer millions of dollars in ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers are slimming Gov. Martin O’Malley’s top economic proposal in response to concerns over the potential cost of his plan to spur growth in high-tech startups with a state-run venture capital fund. The governor is seeking $100 million ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — With a bleak economy, no new revenues coming in, and reluctance to raise taxes, legislators are wagering that new gambling bills will help the state find more money. The House Ways and Means Committee spent all Tuesday afternoon ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — County and city leaders from four of Maryland’s largest jurisdictions pressed Tuesday for the General Assembly to add 10 cents to the state’s gasoline tax, but the measure could be put on hold as uncertainty in the Middle ...
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ANNAPOLIS — In what has become an annual tradition, Del. Jon Cardin is sponsoring legislation to establish a fund that would finance General Assembly campaigns with public funds. The bill was applauded by citizens’ and voter rights groups appearing before ...Read More »