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Ethics report on Currie expected to be made public Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — An ethics report that could include sanctions for Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie for failing to disclose more than $245,000 he received as a consultant for a grocery store chain between 2003 and 2008 was expected to be ...

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Closing statements set for Currie case

Attorneys are scheduled to make closing arguments in the bribery trial of state Sen. Ulysses Currie in federal court. The lawyers’ statements are set for Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Currie, D-Prince George’s, is accused of selling ...

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Currie’s bribery and conspiracy trial opens

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday a prominent state senator sold his office for more than $245,000 to help a grocery store chain over several years, but the senator’s lawyers say he arranged meetings to help store officials navigate the bureaucracy of ...

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Currie bribery trial to open this week

ANNAPOLIS — Prominent Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie will stand trial in federal court this week accused of taking bribes from two former executives of Shoppers Food Warehouse. Currie, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee before ...

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Job creation legislation may be part of special session

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday he may push for job creation legislation during the special General Assembly session in October. Speaking after the Board of Public Works meeting, O’Malley said his administration is “considering” adding jobs measures to ...

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Senate panel hears transportation revenue options

ANNAPOLIS — The chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee says it will be very difficult to address a $1 billion budget deficit and raise substantial revenue for rising transportation needs, unless Gov. Martin O’Malley includes revenue increases in ...

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Business groups again urge no change in tax structure

ANNAPOLIS — Business groups urged lawmakers on Tuesday to forgo changes to Maryland’s corporate tax structure in the upcoming legislative session in which state leaders will face an estimated $1 billion budget deficit. The plea came just 10 days after ...

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Roche unhappy with his pension commission’s report

ANNAPOLIS — The special state pensions commission has wrapped up its work, recommending more possible changes in public employee retirement benefits. These included shifting half the cost of teacher pensions to local school systems and asking the attorney general to ...

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Audit finds discrepancies in MTA ridership numbers

The Maryland Transit Administration reported to federal officials carrying 18 million more bus riders than it did when submitting ridership data to the state in fiscal 2009. That discrepancy is revealed in a new state audit by the Department of ...

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