Kasemeyer: Tax relief bill on horizon
Maryland residents could see some form of tax relief as part of a tax relief proposal that could make its way to the Senate as early as next week.
Legislators call hearing to review toll-reduction plan
State transportation officials have been called to Annapolis to brief the Senate’s two fiscal committees on a plan to roll back tolls and fees for Maryland motorists. The Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees sent a letter Tuesday requesting the hearing nearly two weeks after the Maryland Transportation Authority Board approved a $54 million […]
Senate questions slot machine reductions
Senators want to understand the implications of requests to reduce slot machines at three Maryland Casinos
Republicans, Franchot take aim at State Center project
Republicans in the House of Delegates say they want a public hearing on the $1.5 billion plan to redevelop the State Center in Baltimore City.
State Center plan re-emerges, raises concerns
A refashioned $1.5 billion plan to redevelop the State Center government complex has spurred concerns about its costs and its timing.
Public defender seeks dollars, not delay in lawyer-at-bail mandate
The state public defender will not seek to delay the effect of a high court decision that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel at initial bail hearings, a ruling that could require the state to pay $28 million annually to provide the legal assistance.
State budget includes $1.3M for park in EBDI
Gov. Martin O’Malley has directed $1.3 million in state general funds toward efforts to begin construction of a six-acre park in the massive East Baltimore Development Inc. project, according to his supplemental budget request.
Some gas tax revenue could fund waterway protection
Senate Bill 90 started as a proposal to cap Maryland’s excise tax on boats at $10,000 a year, an act that proponents said would encourage more owners to register their vessels in the state.
Gas industry lobbyist briefly returns to his roots
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on Tuesday on a transportation funding bill that is seemingly steaming toward approval by the General Assembly.
Senate seems willing to put stronger lock on transportation money
Some members of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hinted on Tuesday that they could make it more difficult for the General Assembly to raid the Transportation Trust Fund.
Senate sets hearing for gas tax bill
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday for comprehensive legislation that would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for transportation projects.
Lottery begs lawmakers not to reduce its authority
The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency is asking lawmakers to kill legislation that would strip the agency of some regulatory authority.