Maryland, kept largely out of the deepest depths of the nationwide economic recession, shouldn’t turn to tax increases to stay afloat in a harsh new economy, a leading local economist said. Richard Clinch, director of economic development for The Jacob ...Read More »
Despite apparent bipartisan support, legislation that would overturn a court ruling that calls pit bulls inherently dangerous animals doesn’t appear to have legs during this special session of the General Assembly. But it could return, perhaps during a second special ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — With time running short, a panel of Maryland lawmakers made progress on Saturday on proposals to raise income taxes for people who make more than $100,000. As lawmakers aim to balance the books for the next fiscal year ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to doubling the state’s “flush tax.” The Senate on Saturday rejected two amendments offered by Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil. One of the amendments would have put a firewall around the money ...Read More »
The Democrat-controlled Senate gave its approval to a package of four bills that relate to the state budget, but several senators voiced their disdain for a measure in SB 523, which creates a new tax bracket for individuals earning more ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate passed budget legislation on Thursday that includes an income tax increase for most taxpayers, leading a Republican lawmaker to say during a contentious debate that “Karl Marx would be proud” of higher taxes on the ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Prohibiting cars that run solely on gas from parking at electric vehicle charging stations is elitist, according to Sen. E.J. Pipkin. Regardless, the Senate is poised to vote in favor of a bill that would do just that. ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has voted to confirm two nominees to the state’s Public Service Commission. The Senate voted 40-7 on Friday to confirm Kevin Hughes and Kelly Speakes-Backman to the five-member commission. They were appointed by Gov. Martin ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that’s being sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said he expects to sign it sometime next week. In a small ...
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