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Busch: Special session not so easy to convene

The speaker of the House of Delegates doesn’t think it’s going to be so easy to convene special session anytime soon. Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Anne Arundel, said lawmakers have other jobs and some already have vacation plans. Getting 141 ...

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Assembly adjourns with austere budget; gambling bill dies

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly’s 2012 regular session staggered to a contentious close at midnight Monday with a “doomsday budget” in place that would have to be balanced with more than $500 million in spending cuts. Caught behind the ...

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Senate committee to discuss balancing state budget

ANNAPOLIS — A Senate panel that helps guide state spending will be discussing a big budget-balancing measure. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the state’s budget reconciliation and financing measure on Wednesday. The ...

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Legislature tackling social media privacy issues

ANNAPOLIS — When former correctional officer Robert Collins was asked to turn over his Facebook login information to a superior, he was concerned that his rights were being violated. Last year, Collins allowed the superior to look at his account ...

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O’Malley to discuss legislative agenda in ‘Tweetup’

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will be outlining his legislative agenda. O’Malley is hyping his announcements on Monday by touting what is being described as the first “Tweetup” by a Maryland governor. A “Tweetup” is an in-person gathering of people ...

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Editorial: Going after tax giveaways

Buried beneath a pile of tax increases and spending cuts in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget that are already attracting lightning bolts from all sides is a small but important victory for Maryland taxpayers — if the General Assembly has ...

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