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Panel makes progress on income tax hikes

ANNAPOLIS — With time running short, a panel of Maryland lawmakers made progress on Saturday on proposals to raise income taxes for people who make more than $100,000. As lawmakers aim to balance the books for the next fiscal year ...

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Partnership bill wins tentative Senate OK without amendments

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a public-private partnerships bill Saturday afternoon that does not include two controversial amendments made to an identical House of Delegates bill. SB 358 could receive final approval when the Senate reconvenes ...

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Legislature passes ban on arsenic in chicken feed

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed, and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax” advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers spent a busy Saturday working ...

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Short on time, General Assembly has weekend session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are holding an unusual weekend session to catch up. Both the House of Delegates and Senate are scheduled to work on Saturday, two days before scheduled adjournment at midnight Monday. A panel of House and Senate ...

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Bills pile up as legislators negotiate sticky budget deals

ANNAPOLIS — Offshore wind energy, a sixth slots license, funding for a natural gas drilling study and a proposed tax on gasoline could become casualties of a slowly developing budget agreement among state lawmakers. With Monday’s scheduled adjournment of the ...

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House passes $1.1B capital budget

ANNAPOLIS — With tempers flaring, the Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday approved authorizing $1.1 billion in borrowing for the state’s capital budget. The House passed the bill on a 97-41 vote, mostly along party lines. The capital budget, which ...

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Senators don’t like partnership amendments

ANNAPOLIS — Several members of a powerful Senate panel expressed their displeasure with amendments to the public-private partnerships bill that would allow the legislation to interfere with current litigation, even as the administration appeared ready to back the amendment. HB ...

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Bongino wins Senate GOP primary, to face Cardin

ANNAPOLIS — Former U.S. Secret Service agent Daniel Bongino won the Republican nomination for Senate in Maryland on Tuesday night, and he will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Benjamin Cardin in the general election. Bongino highlighted the need for reducing tax rates ...

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