ANNAPOLIS – As Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to introduce a plan to raise taxes on gasoline, some state lawmakers are pushing their own proposals to pay for the massive transit projects at the top of the state’s transportation to-do list. ...Read More »
Sparrows Point is back to work Employees of the RG Steel plant in Baltimore County’s Sparrows Point have returned to work earlier than expected after about 720 of them were furloughed Dec. 22. Most returned last week, with about 250 more ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is considering revisions to his effort to expand Maryland’s sales tax on the Internet after the proposal angered business groups, tech firms and others that deal digital goods and services, an aide said Wednesday. For ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A number of legislators are concerned that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to raise the flush tax from $2.50 to an average of $5 a month to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay could be too much for constituents ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a late Republican offer that included next-to-nothing in new tax revenue. Each side maneuvered to blame the other for a looming stalemate. The ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to raise nearly $900 million a year more to spend on Maryland’s transportation needs would fall billions short of goals to pay for three major transit lines and support local projects and other initiatives, state budget ...
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ANNAPOLIS — The state of Maryland is looking to buy electricity generated from animal waste. Poultry litter or livestock manure are the types of waste the state is hoping will be used in the Clean Bay Power project. Those interested ...Read More »
COLLEGE PARK — The idea of merging two University of Maryland institutions — College Park and Baltimore — received a largely positive response Wednesday at a campus forum hosted by UMCP President Wallace D. Loh and Provost Ann Wylie. “Collectively, ...Read More »
HAGERSTOWN — Washington County officials are proposing a county takeover of a program that provides millions of dollars to volunteer fire companies. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper reported Tuesday on the proposal that involves funds the fire companies are supposed ...Read More »
The state teachers union is rejecting most of the final recommendations of the special pension commission, particularly its proposal to shift half the funding of pensions onto county school boards or governments. In a strong letter to the governor and ...Read More »