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Miller to senators: Don’t make plans until the end of April

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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Public-private partnership bill advances in House of Delegates

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation providing rules to govern public-private partnership awards was given preliminary approval in the House of Delegates Saturday, following a heated debate punctuated by the House Speaker lecturing an Eastern Shore Republican for “disparaging” House members. The administration ...

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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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O’Malley highlights transportation projects

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined his transportation funding initiative Monday, and Tuesday he began tying his proposal to specific road, bridge and transit projects around the state. Throughout the day, administration officials revealed through email blasts — every half hour, starting ...

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Maryland could tighten high-income tax exemptions

House Speaker Michael E. Busch said Tuesday he did not see “a whole lot of proposals to increase taxes” in the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s upcoming budget proposal. “We talked about adjusting some of the exemptions that currently exist in the ...

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O’Malley discusses shift of pension costs

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley discussed plans Tuesday with legislative leaders to shift teacher pension costs to Maryland counties and reduce tax exemptions for high-end earners, participants in the meeting said. Maryland is one of the few states in the ...

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