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Local taxes for transit projects proposed (access required)

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. ...

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Week in review – 1/27/12: Sparrows Point is back to work (access required)

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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O’Malley proposal not a new ‘tech tax’ (access required)

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 ...

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Deficit gridlock looms, supercommittee deadlocked

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 ...

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Even with tax hikes, transit funds lacking (access required)

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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UM merger proposal gets positive response

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, ...

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Washington County may seek firefighter funding oversight

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 ...

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Teachers union rejects pension commission proposals

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 ...

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