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Md. House of Delegates meets on first day of session

Maryland's House of Delegates chamber was packed Wednesday with not only state legislators but also congressmen, Baltimore city officials and Gov. Martin O'Malley. House Speaker Michael Busch addressed the chamber reflecting on Maryland's history and its important role in the Revolutionary War.

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O’Malley floats 1-cent sales tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley floated a 1-cent sales tax increase on Wednesday as another potential remedy to the state’s persistent and widespread money problems. The idea appeared to catch lawmakers off guard as they gathered in the State House ...

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Maryland begins 2012 legislative with big money issues on the table

Maryland’s lawmakers are back in Annapolis on Wednesday for the 430th legislative session. The General Assembly faces a host of major fiscal issues, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit and a push by powerful lawmakers and interest groups to raise more ...

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Maryland Democrats channel Beyoncé

Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation sounded many of the same themes at the party’s annual pre-General Assembly session pep rally. They spoke of investments in the future, the state’s strength in education and all that’s at stake in the 2012 election. ...

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Miller, Busch consider different approaches for transportation

Maryland’s top legislative leaders agree the state needs to spend more on transportation projects but they’re not willing to go along with the proposed 15-cent gasoline tax hike over three years. “I think that’s too much,” said Senate President Thomas ...

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Newsmakers: General Assembly leaders Miller and Busch

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House of Delegates Speaker Michael Busch sat down with State House reporter Nick Sohr to talk about the big issues facing the General Assembly this session. Topics discussed are the state budget, transportation, same-sex marriage and a wind energy bill.

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Presiding officers give Maryland legislative forecast

CAMBRIDGE — As a challenging legislative session looms in Maryland, Democratic and Republican leaders appealed to local officials Friday to be part of the process, while comments from leaders in the two parties suggest there will be plenty of fighting ...

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Del. Alston to face biweekly financial, timekeeping reviews

Del. Tiffany Alston is racking up the grand jury indictments and, come the 2012 General Assembly session, she’ll be operating under added scrutiny. “While it is important to remember that Delegate Alston has not been convicted of a crime, I ...

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