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Watchdog: IRS fought oversight in tea party cases

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service long has resisted efforts by an internal watchdog to help groups seeking tax-exempt status, creating a culture that enabled agents to improperly target such organizations for additional scrutiny, the National Taxpayer Advocate reported Wednesday. ...

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Board of Public Works authorizes 44 gambling oversight jobs

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved the creation of 44 gambling regulation jobs within the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency that are directly associated with the passage of Question 7 for expanded gambling ...

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Letters to the Editor – 11/18/11

As the two chief volunteer officers of The Arc Baltimore, we share the concern, indeed the outrage, over the news that the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), reverted unspent funds to the state general fund.  (“Maryland disabilities agency leaves $38M unspent,” ...

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House committee holds hearing in Baltimore on foreclosure crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a field hearing on the foreclosure crisis at the University of Maryland law school in Baltimore Tuesday morning. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake were among the panelists who testified about the effects on foreclosure on cities and families.

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Bay advocates say they’re on the defensive

Just a few months ago, many Chesapeake Bay advocates were hopeful Congress would pass legislation that would strengthen federal authority over the bay cleanup and provide billions of dollars to control pollution from storm water and other sources of pollution. ...

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Bank of America making changes in foreclosure process

WASHINGTON — Bank of America is telling a Senate panel it is making changes in its foreclosure process after an extensive review found areas needing improvement. The bank is one of several big mortgage lenders that recently suspended foreclosures temporarily ...

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