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Frustrated O’Malley discusses General Assembly session

A visibly frustrated Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks to reporters early Tuesday morning after the end of the General Assembly's legislative session. Of the budget impasse, which led to the adoption of the "doomsday" budget, O'Malley said, "the people of our state have reason to expect more from their elected officials."

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C. Fraser Smith: The political cost of raising taxes

Yes, of course, but political reality is a little more complicated. Before some legislators do any voting on difficult issues, they will look into their hearts and make an assessment of the political costs. We are talking, of course, about ...

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Legislators seek lock on dedicated funds

ANNAPOLIS — A bipartisan group of delegates wants to amend Maryland’s constitution to prohibit the transfer of dedicated funds to the General Fund, except in a state of emergency, as they look for ways to stave off potential tax increases. ...

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Systemic problems at State Highway Administration

ANNAPOLIS — The culture at the procurement arm of the State Highway Administration dealing with construction inspection comes from an “unacceptable pattern of poor contract management and administration in the organization,” Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley told legislators Tuesday. Swaim-Staley was ...

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Anne Arundel delegates press for answers on DHCD HQ move

At a hearing Monday, Anne Arundel County delegates had hoped to learn more of the dollar figures justifying the proposed move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from its state-owned headquarters in Crownsville to rental space at the ...

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