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Tag Archives: Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute

Md. tax giveaways divert billions with largely unknown impact (access required)

Robert L. Higgins plucked four coins from a refrigerator-size safe in the basement of the Baltimore Convention Center and fanned out a small fortune in his hands. While the face value of the coins would be just enough to buy ...

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After three years, racing back at Rosecroft

FORT WASHINGTON — Horse racing will return to Rosecroft Raceway for the first time in three years on Friday night, but the track’s new owner says it is unlikely to survive long-term without slot machines, a tough sell in Prince ...

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Progressive group wants $2.6B in tax hikes

The progressive Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute is recommending $2.6 billion in tax increases to cure state budget shortfalls, including $2 billion on consumer services that are not currently taxed. The group also is recommending raising the state income ...

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Study shows Maryland’s social services staffing sorely short

As state dollars got tighter and average incomes got lower, the state’s social services offices were nearly 1,100 employees and $50 million short of what was needed to meet demand according to a new study from the Maryland Budget and ...

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Transparency efforts bring groups together

Legislators and advocates on the right and left are often at odds on policy, but a conference next week will bring divergent groups together on something they can all agree on: the need for greater openness and transparency in government. ...

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