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House GOP unveils budget blueprint

WASHINGTON — Conservative House Republicans on Tuesday set up what appears to be a potential re-run of last year’s turbulent domestic policy fight with President Barack Obama, putting forward an election-year budget manifesto that would blend steep social program cuts ...

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State Senate votes to hike judges’ salaries by 3 percent

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate rejected a floor amendment to freeze judges’ salaries at current levels Monday night as it cleared the way for final passage of a 3 percent pay raise over three years — an increase of up to ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Is farm livin’ the life for you?

Today, many homes have multiple high definition televisions, along with drawers full of remote controls to effortlessly click your way through an endless variety of on-demand programming. There’s often a TV in nearly every room, some even sport a flat ...

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Board approves new home for UM president

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot criticized the University of Maryland’s College Park Foundation’s use of $7.2 million to rebuild the university president’s on-campus residence and cast the sole vote opposing the demolition of the current home at Wednesday’s Board of ...

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Deficit, taxes, gay marriage to busy Md. lawmakers

ANNAPOLIS — In what promises to be a challenging session, Maryland lawmakers will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of divisive legislation that stalled last year, including same-sex marriage, expanded gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Top 10 building blocks for determining market value

In assessing the market value of a property, the final determination is usually made by the prevailing sales price of similar homes. However, with the exception of townhouses or condos, two pieces of property are seldom identical. As a result, ...

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Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked

WASHINGTON — Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a late Republican offer that included next-to-nothing in new tax revenue. Each side maneuvered to blame the other for a looming stalemate. The ...

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