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O’Malley pitches gas tax to legislative committees

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley warned that failing to enact his gas tax proposal could mean added costs to the state and more traffic congestion. O’Malley, a Democrat, testified before committees in the House of Delegates and Senate on ...

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C. Fraser Smith: The politics of the ‘Doomsday budget’

They called it the Doomsday budget. It got plenty of advance notice. It would be a spending plan for the next fiscal year balanced by cuts alone. With no new tax revenue, in other words. No one wants more or ...

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Panel to make decisions on Maryland budget

ANNAPOLIS — A Senate committee will begin making decisions about adjustments to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget legislation. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will meet Thursday afternoon to consider recommendations by the panel’s subcommittees. One subcommittee decided to shave ...

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Senate panel to receive analysis of ‘doomsday’ budget

It is unlikely the General Assembly would seriously consider a so-called doomsday budget proposal consisting of no new revenue streams and more than $1 billion in cuts, a public policy expert said Monday. “It’s not like this is the first ...

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Miller: ‘Nothing’s off the table’

State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, said none of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed tax increases is off the table but would not be addressed in the Senate until a budget bill is passed. “Everything’s still on the table because ...

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Senate committee to discuss balancing state budget

ANNAPOLIS — A Senate panel that helps guide state spending will be discussing a big budget-balancing measure. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the state’s budget reconciliation and financing measure on Wednesday. The ...

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JHU, UM ask for more cancer research funds

ANNAPOLIS — Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland asked lawmakers to increase funding to a program that allocates money for conducting cancer research and preventing tobacco use. Under Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal, the Cigarette ...

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P.G. Executive Baker wants National Harbor casino

ANNAPOLIS — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and developers of National Harbor urged Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday to approve a measure to expand gambling in Maryland and allow a high-end casino next to the Potomac River close ...

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Bill to expand gambling in Maryland gets Senate hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and developers of National Harbor are urging lawmakers to approve a measure to expand gambling in Maryland. Baker testified before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Wednesday. He says a high-end ...

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