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Tag Archives: sales tax

Did small business win in the General Assembly?

So much has been said about the recent General Assembly session and its failure to reach a consensus on a revenue package to avert state spending cuts. Some even say we are facing a doomsday scenario. And while I don’t ...

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Gingrich campaign stops in Annapolis

Republican presidential primary candidate Newt Gingrich made a stop in Annapolis on  Tuesday, including a brief trip to the Senate floor, a tour of the State House and a bite to eat at Annapolis political institution Chick and Ruth’s Delly. ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Political ambitions and hard votes

Lawmakers in Annapolis are watching a somewhat unusual drama: Gov. Martin O’Malley running from pillar to post in search of their votes! The governor has worked hard for votes in the past, of course, but the pace this year may ...

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Maryland GOP delegates protest change to House rules

ANNAPOLIS — Republicans in the House of Delegates say a change to the body’s rules will keep the minority party from debating critical issues. Lawmakers say an amendment to a rule that mandates the House speaker maintain order targets GOP ...

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O’Malley spars with Franchot over gas tax proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley fired back Wednesday at Comptroller Peter Franchot for criticism of O’Malley’s gas tax proposal, describing him as “kind of our version of Mitt Romney.” The comptroller responded with a barbed reference to speculation that O’Malley ...

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O’Malley supports applying sales tax to gasoline

Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined a proposal on Monday to apply Maryland’s sales tax to gasoline, calling it the “best option” to boost spending on roads, bridges, rail lines and other transportation projects. The 6 percent sales tax would be phased ...

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