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Legislators call hearing to review toll-reduction plan

The toll plaza at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.(File photo)

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 ...

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Public defender seeks dollars, not delay in lawyer-at-bail mandate

Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe initially considered seeking a stay of the mandate in the counsel-at-bail case, but based on past experience, concluded the Court of Appeals would deny such a request.

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.

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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.

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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.

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