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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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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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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates will be working on the state’s $35.9 billion budget. The House has scheduled two sessions for Thursday, as it considers amendments to a package of budget measures. One includes a scaled-back version of an ...Read More »