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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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Miller to senators: Don’t make plans until the end of April (access required)

With the state budget still unresolved, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert and Prince George’s, gave his chamber a warning Tuesday morning. “Right now, both the Senate and House are very far apart,” Miller said just before adjournment. “Keep ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Defining moments in a legislative session (access required)

There are moments every year when the Maryland General Assembly defines itself — and us. Sometimes, the entire 90 days makes us seem generous and forgiving, sometimes less so. Sometimes single actions seem to say something about who we are ...

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Battle over septic regulations looms again (access required)

Rural development and how to regulate it will be atop the General Assembly’s agenda again in 2012. The issue promises to be a replay of last session’s battle when legislation pushed by Gov. Martin O’Malley died after much debate and ...

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O’Malley to try once again for offshore wind power (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley will take another stab at sparking development of a wind energy farm off Maryland’s coast this year with a new spin on last year’s proposal. O’Malley made offshore wind the centerpiece of his energy agenda in 2011 ...

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$1.1B deficit, gas tax, gambling to dominate General Assembly (access required)

With many long-simmering issues likely to come to a boil this year, lawmakers face a legislative session that will be dominated by Maryland’s lingering fiscal woes and an agenda full of unfinished business from years past. The budget deficit stands ...

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Panel releases Maryland legislative district map

ANNAPOLIS — An advisory panel on redistricting for the Maryland General Assembly has released a proposed map to represent demographic changes from the 2010 census. The map released Friday contains 12 districts that are majority African American, an increase from ...

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Maryland looks to capital budget to spur jobs

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are discussing ways to spur job growth by accelerating borrowing in the state’s capital budget in upcoming years to invest in infrastructure. Lawmakers on a state spending panel received a briefing by state budget analysts in ...

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O’Malley says taxes possible in special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t ruling out tax proposals during October’s special session on legislative redistricting. O’Malley said Wednesday his administration has had several meetings on how the state will address a projected budget deficit of about $1 billion ...

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