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Income tax hike worries some business groups

While the governor has touted Maryland’s comparatively low tax burden on its high-income populace, some groups are concerned that the income tax hikes proposed for this week’s special session will harm Maryland’s national rankings on taxes and business climate. Gov. ...

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Some say special session can’t be put off for long

State lawmakers may not be in the mood to get back together after a contentious end to the 2012 General Assembly, but some interested parties say a special session needs to happen sooner rather than later. Onlookers suggest the longer ...

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O’Malley mum on prospects for special session

The morning after the General Assembly adjourned with a “doomsday” budget in place, Gov. Martin O’Malley did not call for a special session to work out a revenue package to balance some $500 million in cuts that will otherwise be ...

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Panel OKs budget with cuts, tax hike

ANNAPOLIS — A panel of Maryland lawmakers reached agreement Monday night on a package of budget measures that include an income tax increase on residents who make more than $100,000, as the General Assembly neared adjournment in an unusually chaotic ...

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Lawmakers bicker over blame for budget impasse

ANNAPOLIS — A leading Senate budget negotiator expressed frustration Monday that House conferees were not meeting senators halfway in last-minute budget talks. But the House speaker suggested the Senate had slowing up budget work by focusing so much on passing ...

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Panel makes progress on income tax hikes

ANNAPOLIS — With time running short, a panel of Maryland lawmakers made progress on Saturday on proposals to raise income taxes for people who make more than $100,000. As lawmakers aim to balance the books for the next fiscal year ...

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Legislature passes ban on arsenic in chicken feed

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working ...

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Senators offer income tax compromise

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators submitted a compromise on Thursday on how to raise revenue in a package of budget legislation by increasing income taxes. The proposal, outlined by Sen. Edward Kasemeyer during budget negotiations, would raise about $309 million for ...

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House of Delegates passes budget package

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates has approved a package of budget measures, including an income tax increase for people who make more than $100,000. The House also voted Friday to double the state’s “flush tax” on sewer bills from ...

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