Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Edward Kasemeyer
Mar 14, 2016

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.

May 19, 2015

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 […]

Horseshoe slots
Jan 22, 2015

Senate questions slot machine reductions

Senators want to understand the implications of requests to reduce slot machines at three Maryland Casinos

Dec 8, 2014

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.

Dec 3, 2014

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.

Oct 9, 2013

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.

Apr 2, 2013

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.

Mar 28, 2013

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.

Mar 26, 2013

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.

Mar 26, 2013

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.

Mar 26, 2013

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.

Feb 13, 2013

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.

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