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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch are known for not always seeing eye-to-eye. The two were very cordial, however, as the speaker was presented with the First Citizen Award in the Maryland Senate ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — With the vote of at least one Republican, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland is moving to the House of Delegates. After lawmakers offered a handful of amendments to modify the legislation, two committees voted 25-18 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – The governor’s proposal to extend the sales tax to gasoline will likely linger until the waning days of the General Assembly session, top Democrats said Tuesday. Many legislators were “caught unaware” by the size of plan announced on ...Read More »
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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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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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 ...Read More »
Lots of news from the General Assembly this week as the 90-day session began, and the Baltimore Ravens’ first home playoff game in five years means big things for local merchandise retailers. Those stories and more in this week’s business ...Read More »